A Description of the Island of St. Helena, destined for the future residence of Napoleon Buonaparte
first editionWoodcut frontispiece. 24 pp. 8vo
Wigan: J. Brown, 1815. First edition. Woodcut frontispiece. 24 pp. 8vo. Later marbled boards with red morocco label to upper board, original wrappers bound in. First edition. Woodcut frontispiece. 24 pp. 8vo. EXCEEDINGLY RARE DESCRIPTION OF NAPOLEON'S HOME IN THE ATLANTIC. With the defeat of the French at Waterloo, England once again prepared to confine Napoleon. Looking for somewhere more than remote than Elba, this time he was bound for St. Helena, a tiny windswept island in the South Atlantic that was first discovered by the Portuguese and previously in control of the East India Company. In the wake of this decision, there was much interest in the island and printers scrambled to meet demand. This little pamphlet commences with a history of the island, followed by an account of its inhabitants, food, live stock, climate, and the all-important garrison. The woodcut includes a key to landmarks on the island. Of additional interest are the "Remarks on Ascension Island," being another British possession in the Atlantic.Not in OCLC, not in COPAC. This copy only on ABPC.
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