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LAS CASES, Emmanuel, comte de (1766--1842)
[Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène. 1823]
Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène. Journal de la vie privée et des conversations de l'empereur Napoléon, à Sainte-Hélène. Par Le Comte de Las Cases. Tome I (- IV). Première (- huitième) partie.
Londres chez Henri Colburn et Co. et M. Bossange et Co., 1823.
4 vols [in 8] ; 21.5 cm. (8º)
I, pt. 1: [3], vi--xii, 420 p., fold. engr. frontis. plan
I, pt. 2: vi, 399, [1] p.
II, pt. 3: [3], vi--vii, [1], 383, [1] p., engr. frontis., [1] fold. map
II, pt. 4: iv, 396 p.
III, pt. 5: iv, 361, [1] p.
III, pt. 6: v, [1], 345, [1] p.
IV, pt. 7: v, [1], 314 p., [1] fold. frontis. map
IV, pt. 8: iv, 304 p.

Originally published in Paris, 1823. Each volume is printed in two parts with separate pagination and title-page, but numbered consecutively; parts 1--2 are printed by S. & B. Bentley, parts 3--4 by 'Coxe Et Baylis', parts 5--6 by 'J. Nichols Et Fils'. Parts 1--7 have separate indexes. The Comte de Las Cases was instrumental in proposing Napoleon's exile to Saint Helena and accompanied him there until he was expelled by the British governor. His memoir, based on his conversations with the former Emperor, was apparently one of the best-sellers of the nineteenth century in French and translation (q.v.), but its reliability has been called into question.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting vol. IV (parts 7 and 8). Soane bought a copy of 'Journal de Las Casses 2 toms 8vo' from T. & W. Boone for 16s. on 30 December 1822, and 'Journal de Las Cases tom 3 & 4 8vo' from Boone for 16s. on 22 February 1823. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.4.7). 'Journal de Las Casses tom 5 & 6' bought from T. & W. Boone for 16s. on 6 May 1823. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.5.5).

Binding Later C19th half calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt-ruled spine, black & green morocco spine-labels. Bound in three volumes, probably by George Richmond ca. 1853. (Other Richmond bindings are listed in Curatorial papers/Bailey/Parcel 1).

Reference Number 726


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