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UNDERWOOD, Thomas Richard (1772--1835)
A narrative of memorable events in Paris, preceding the capitulation, and during the occupancy of that city by the allied armies, in the year 1814; being extracts from the journal of a détenu, who continued a prisoner, on parole, in the French capital, from the year 1803 to 1814. Also, anecdotes of Buonaparte's journey to Elba.
London: printed for the editor; sold by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1828.
xix, 298 p. ; 20.7 cm. (8º)

Anonymous. Edited by John Britton who did not disclose the author's name. By T.R. Underwood, artist and Fellow of the Geological and Linnaean societies. Extracts from the work had appeared in Paris in the Revue Britannique in 1826. Underwood's authorship was first acknowledged in an edition of Madame de Marigny's Paris en 1814, 1907, edited by Jacques Ladreit de Lacharrière. On half-title verso and colophon: Printed by J. Moyes. James Moyes (1779--1838) was the printer of several of Soane's works

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting the half-title. Inscribed in ink on fourth front free-endpaper: To John Soane Esqr / from the Editor / as a mark of gratitude & esteem / Aug[us]t 1828 -. ALs in ink tipped in between front free-endpapers, addressed to John Soane Esqr at foot of verso: My dear Sir / On examination I find that / the Vol. of "Memorable Events," intended / for you in August last, has been neg= / lected to be forwarded, as ordered. / However mortified and tantalized / I may feel, the only recompense I can / make to you, is by sending it / now, & assuring you that it will / afford me no small consolation, to / find at some future time, that / you have had an opportunity to read / but and have derived amusement from / some of its pages - you will find some / singular, & very interesting facts // recorded, and at the beginning & / at the end are a few remarks by / yrs very sincerely J. Britton / March 27/[18]29.

Binding Later C19th half purple calf, blind roll-tooled borders, marbled-paper boards, blind double-ruled and gilt-dotted spine, brown morocco spine-label. Bound by George Richmond for 1s. 6d., 3 August 1853. (Curatorial Papers/Bailey/Parcel 1).

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