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4 vols., 1st ed., mostly fine with some foxing to folding plans in good half calf binding with marbled boards. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: Memorial de Sainte Helene. Journal of the ...
Editorial: London: Henry Colburn & Co, 1823
Descripción Henry Colburn and Co, London, 1823. Hardcover. 1st. First edition. Four volume set. 8vo. Various paginations. Folding plan of Longwood (Napoleon's house on Saint Helena); folding map of the island; an engraving of the house in Corsica where Napoleon was born; folding map of Napoleon's Italian Campaign. Half brown leather under brown marbled paper covered boards; gilt titles and illustration to spines; raised bands to spines; all edges gilt. Leather spine repair to first volume; wear to extremities of all volumes; front board of volume two coming loose. Very good. "The Memorial of Saint Helena (French: Le Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène) is a collection of memories of Napoleon I of France written down and edited by Emmanuel, comte de Las Cases as a result of their almost daily conversations during the former's exile on Saint Helena. Contrary to a widely held opinion, the text was not dictated by Napoleon and Las Cases always ensured they were complete and original. It was one of the greatest French literary successes of its era, crystallising regrets about and nostalgia for the First French Empire and giving rise to the political current of Bonapartism." - Wikipedia. Nº de ref. de la librería 16293