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.

O?Meara, Barry, E.


£250.00




2 Volumes. 3rd ed., 1822. Vol. I: Xxviii + 512 pp., 2 engravings. Vol. II: 542 pp., 2 engravings. Both Vols: Uniformly bound in contemporary half calf; raised bands; 2 title-pieces each; gilt; marbled boards; marbled e.p.'s., 21 x 13cm. 'Old' library stamps to the two plates in Vol. I; foxing & browning; covers a little rubbed as expected o/w V.G. The author was originally an assistant-surgeon in the British Army but he had to resign his commission after acting as second in a duel in 1808. He then obtained a post in the Royal Navy and encountered Napoleon when serving aboard HMS BELLEROPHON. He served as physician to Napoleon on St. Helena but was removed by Hudson Lowe, on Bathurst's instructions, in July 1818. He subsequently published this work in 1822 which is extremely critical of Lowe and his treatment of Napoleon. It does, however, offer a remarkable insight into Napoleon's thoughts at this time and his reflections on momentous events of the past. Recorded in diary-form the author quotes wherever possible the words that Napoleon spoke on such subjects. In an attractive contemporary binding of half-calf and marbled boards, with four engravings, this is an interesting two-volume work.


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