Facts, Illustrative of the Treatment of Napoleon Buonaparte in Saint Helena Being the Result of Minute Inquiries and Personal Research in that Island

Facts, Illustrative of the Treatment of Napoleon Buonaparte in Saint Helena Being the Result of Minute Inquiries and Personal Research in that Island

Hook, Theodore Edward

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Place Published: London
Publisher: Printed for William Stockton
Date Published: 1819
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very good
Book Id: 668

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A Very Good or better copy of the first edition, first printing, bound in 3/4 green leather with a gilt border with coordinating marbled boards and matching marbled pastedowns on the outer side of each free endpaper, place marker ribbon attached (modest rubbing to spine ends and board corners, spine modestly sunned, modest use wear to the joints, some offsetting to the title page from a facing illustration of Longwood House, some scattered foxing), illustrated with three views of Longwood House, the residence of Napoleon Bonaparte during his exile on the island of Saint Helena, from December 10, 1815 until his death on May 5, 1821. At the time Napoleon was exiled there, the house was in disrepair, and was damp, windswept and unhealthy, and the Times (of London) published articles insinuating the British government was trying to hasten Bonaparte's death The book does not name its author who has been identified as English man of letters and composer Theodore Edward Hook [1788-1841]. In 1820, Hook launched the newspaper "John Bull", a publication which lasted until 1960. Considered to be one of the most brilliant men of Georgian times, Hook inspired the characters of Lucian Gay in Benjamin Disraeli's novel "Coningsby" and Mr. Wagg in William Makepeace Thackeray's "Vanity Fair". English poet, literary critic, philosopher and theologian Samuel Taylor Coleridge praised him as being "as true a genius as Dante". A Very Good or better copy of this scarce work.


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