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LAS CASES, Emmanuel, comte de (1766--1842)
[Mémorial de Sainte Hélène. English. 1823]
Mémorial de Sainte Hélène. Journal of the private life and conversations of the Emperor Napoleon at Saint Helena. By the Count De Las Cases. Vol. I (- IV). Part the first (- eighth).
London: printed for Henry Colburn and C o. [sic], 1823.
4 vols [in 8] ; 21.8 cm. (8º)
I, pt. 1: viii, 395, [1] p., fold. frontis. plan
I, pt. 2: vi, 374 p.
II, pt. 3: v, [1], 378 p., engr. frontis., [1] fold. map.
II, pt. 4: iv, 376 p.
III, pt. 5: iv, 319, [1] p.
III, pt. 6: vi, 384 p.
IV, pt. 7: v, [1], 334 p., [1] fold. frontis. map
IV, pt. 8: iv, 318 p.

Each volume is printed in 2 parts with separate pagination and title-page, but numbered consecutively; parts 1--2 and 6 are printed by S. & B. Bentley, parts 3--5 and 7--8 by B. Bensley. The imprint is corrected in parts 2--7. Parts 1--7 have separate indexes. The work in French (q.v.) and translation was apparently one of the best sellers of the 19th century.

Binding C19th maroon calf, diced covers with gilt-ruled borders, blind and gilt double-ruled spines. Bound in eight volumes.

Reference Number 721


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