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The Life, Exile and Conversations of the Emperor Napoleon by  the Count [Emmanuel Dieudonne] (1766-1842) Las Cases - First Edition - from Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB (SKU: 019388)

The Life, Exile and Conversations of the Emperor Napoleon

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The Life, Exile and Conversations of the Emperor Napoleon

by Las Cases, the Count [Emmanuel Dieudonne] (1766-1842)

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London; 1835-1836: For Henry Colburn. First Edition. Octavo. First Colburn edition. Four volumes in eight consisting of the original 24 weekly parts, illustrated with eight frontispieces, seventeen engravings, two large folding maps, and one folding plan and tissue guards. There is a notice to the subscribers mentioning the fact that while there is a total of 20 proposed plates, the remaining three volumes will contain 5 more plates, for a total of 25 plates. An important work by the Count Las Cases who followed Napoleon into exile at St. Helena. For 18 months he recorded his conversations with Napoleon on his principles of warfare, his identification of the French Revolution with the Empire, his political philosophy, and his sentiments on religion and philosophy. A letter of complaint about Napoleon's treatment led to Las Cases' deportation and to the seizure of his manuscript by the British government. Forbidden to enter England, he traveled in Germany and Belgium until he was allowed to return to France after the death of Napoleon in 1822. Las Cases represents the 17th military generation of his family, which began with the reign of Louis VIII in 1223. During the time between the reign of Louis VIII and Napoleon's exile in 1815, the Las Cases family was intimately involved in the majority of the European conflicts that occurred, being closely tied to the monarchy and writing their biographies including that of Columbus.. (Ency. Britannica) All front and rear wrappers are bound in the rear of each volume with one wrapper used as title pages within the second parts. All bound in ¾ blue morocco over marbled paper covered boards with matching endpapers, raised bands with compartments lettered and embellished with gilt, top edges gilt. Some minor chipping to heads, darkening to edges, some minor cosmetic color touch ups added. Interior clean and bright without tears, foxing, previous owner's names or bookplates. A handsome set and quit scarce. The last set sold at auction in 2006. OCLC records two holding of only eight parts in four volumes.


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