[NAPOLEON]. LAS CASES, Emmanuel, Marquis de (1766-1842). Memorial de Sainte Helene. Journal of the Private Life...of the Emperor Napoleon at St. Helena. London: Henry Colburn, 1823.
8 parts in 8 volumes, 8vo. EXTRA ILLUSTRATED by the addition of engraved frontispieces, folding engraved map of the Italian campaign (linen backed), folding engraved floorplan of Longwood (linen backed), and over 125 engraved plates. (Some very minor spotting to a few plates.) Late 19th-century half crimson morocco gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut (some very light wear to extremities, a few spine ends with neat repairs). FIRST EDITION, EXTRA ILLUSTRATED, with 4-page typescript list of the illustrations bound into vol. I. Las Casas, fascinated by Napoleon, “insisted on sharing his exile at St. Helena” recording Napoleon’s conversations; on publication, his work created “in immense sensation” (Magnusson 862).
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