1817 Letters Written on Board His Majesty's Ship the Northumberland, and at Saint Helena; in which the Conduct and Conversation of Napoleon Bonaparte, and His Suite, during the Voyage, and the first Months of his Residence in that Island, are Faithfully Described and Related
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Early Edition, Illustrated, Leather Binding, Rebound
Collected letters of William Warden, recording his conversations with newly exiled Napoleon on the HMS Northumberland directed to Saint Helena as well as his long conversations on the island for the first few months of his time in exile.
These letters were criticised in England, accused of being historically inaccurate. The Admiralty treated Warden's book as a breach of discipline and he was demoted and reassigned.
The sixth edition of this work, first edition published the year prior. Complete with a portrait frontispiece, a full page plate of medal struck on Napoleon's marriage, and a folding plate illustrative of Napoleon's handwriting. Two leaves of advertisements to the sixth edition, dedication leaf to rear.
Rebound in half calf over marbled boards, marbled edges, renewed endpapers. Externally very smart with minor shelf wear, rubbed to boards. Two George Lewis Humphrys bookplates to front pastedown over ink inscriptions, Joshua Humphrys bookplate to front free endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Light minor spotting to first and last few leaves, pages otherwise generally bright and clean throughout.
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