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Title: Napoleon in Exile; or, a Voice from St. Helena: The Opinions and Reflections of Napoleon on the Most Important Events of His Life and Government, in His Own Words (Two Volumes, Complete)
Description: NY: William Gowans, 1853. First Edition. 1. Hard Cover. Half red morocco over marbled boards, gilt. Spines in five compartments separated by gilt-ruled raised bands, with titles in two compartments and gilt tools in the remainder. Boards gilt-ruled with fine chain-tool, beautifully marbled end-papers. Illustrated with three engraved portraits of Napoleon. Barry O'Meara was one of Napoleon's doctors on St. Helena, appointed by the British government. He provides a fascinating first hand account of Napoleon's recollections and attitudes during his captivity. "I spoke little, and listened as attentively as I could, seldom interposing. To my memory I did not entirely trust; immediately on retiring to my chamber and carefully committed to paper the topics of conversation, with so far as I could, the exact words used." . Binding tight and solid, with some minor scuffing and light wear along edges, spines slightly darkened, former owner's brief bibliographical notes in light pencil on rfeps. Some occasional spotting and foxing throughout. A very nice, attractive set. VERY GOOD+.. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. (vi),xxviii,(iii),512,(2); (x),552,(2) pp. Very Good+ with no dust jacket .

Keywords: History; Napoleon; Memoirs; St. Helena Helena Biography & Memoir Napoleon

Price: US$ 400.00 Seller: Round Table Books, LLC
- Book number: 2075

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