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Hardback, approx 8 x 5 inches. Maroon full morocco leather binding, with gilt lettering and decoration to spine, small gilt eagle to front. In very good condition. Later binding. Some minor darkening to endpapers, faint stain to bottom corner of page-block; darker on plates and intro pages, does not effect main text. Some light foxing to plates and one dark spot to first page, a couple of mior handling marks and neat pencil notes, else a very clean and tight copy. 215pp. Illustrated with 3 B&W engraved plates; frontis portrait, folding map and medals. Warden was the surgeon on the Northumberland and describes his stay on St. Helena and his visits to Longwood House, the home of Napoleon in exile. He had attended Napoleon on the voyage out and afterwards some months at St. Helena, who probably talked frankly to him as to a non-combatant. Warden’s knowledge of French, however, was limited, and the conversations seem to have been carried on principally, if not entirely, through the intermediary of Count de Las Cases, who acted as interpreter, sometimes, it may be supposed, not in good faith, and always with a very imperfect knowledge of English. The conversations he noted down in his journal largely filled his letters to the lady whom he afterwards married.
Title: Letters Written on Board His Majesty's Ship the Northumberland, and at Saint Helena; In Which the Conduct and Conversations of Napoleon Buonaparte, and his suite, During the Voyage, and the First Months of His Residence in That Island, are Faithfully Described and Related.
Publisher: London, R. Ackermann, 1816 3rd:
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Seller ID: 82383
Keywords: Biographies/ Letters/ Diaries/ Company Histories/ etc. WILLIAM WARDEN, Letters from Saint Helena, Northumberland, Conduct, Conversations, Napoleon Buonaparte, journal, Ackermann, 1816, leather, illustrated, map, medals, portrait