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A Description of the Island of St. Helena, Destined for the Future Residence of Napoleon Buonaparte. Written upon the Spot, in the Year 1801
Wigan: Printed and Published by J. Brown, 1815. First Edition, 23, [1]pp., woodcut frontispiece of a 'View of St. Helena', corners lightly soiled and dog-eared with some wear, orig. wrappers bound-in, later marbled boards, morocco gilt title label on upper cover. An extremely rare little pamphlet describing the windswept island in the South Atlantic Ocean, which became home to Napoleon for the last 5 years of his life following his defeat at Waterloo. Gives an account of its inhabitants, food, live stock, climate, garrison, etc., as well as 'Remarks on Ascension Island'. No other copy located.
      [Bookseller: Forest Books]
Last Found On: 2013-12-08           Check availability:      Biblio    

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