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M.T. Ciceronis De Philosophia Volumen Primum - CICERO, Marcus Tullius - 1570. [1224067]
2 vols. in 1. [2], 3-533, [90]pp, rubricated throughout. 16mo. Some sl. dusting, but a generally a good clean copy. Near contemporary vellum, hand-lettered spine; darkening to covers.A 19th century note on the inner front board records that 'this book bought at the sale of Sir Hudson Lowe's library was formerly in the library of Emp. Napoleon 1st at St Helena' with separate note: 'W. Leaf from W. Tyas Nov. 26 1876'. Sir Hudson Lowe, 1768-1844, was Governor of St Helena during Napoleon's exile on the island. He was known as Napoleon's gaoler, and criticised for his harsh treatment of the former Emperor. Napoleon brought with him 550 volumes from the Trianon library, and 38 from Malmaison. While on board the Northumberland he made a list of books which he desired, which was posted to England from Madeira, but they did not arrive till June, 1816. Further volumes arrived over the next few years.The books belonging to the British Government were sold by auction at Jamestown in March, 1822, to the number of 1,847. The greater part of the rest of the library was sold in London by direction of the French bookseller Bossange, by public auction, through Sotheby, on the 23rd July, 1823 (where this volume is not listed). An anonymous note inside another book from Napoleon's library states that the writer was engaged by Mr. Triphook, the bookseller of Bond Street, to make a catalogue of Sir Hudson Lowe's library in 1823. Sir Hudson sold the principal portion of his library at auction in 1829, over twelve days' sale, and the remainder was sold by Messrs. Evans and Sons, Pall Mall, following his death in 1844.
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