The St. Helena Journal of Gen. Baron Gourgaud, 1815 - 1818
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John Lane, The Bodley Head Ltd.
Blue cloth boards with gilt signature on front and lettering on spine.
A little general shelf wear to boards, hinges slightly weak. Some foxing to page edges and outer leaves, but printed pages and plates mainly in good clean condition.
First English edition, 1932.
Illustrated with four black and white plates including a contemporary drawing of Napoleon, and a facsimile of part of letter to the Prince Regent. Preface by Hilaire Belloc and introduction by Norman Edwards. Translated from the French by Sidney Gillard.
The diary kept whilst the author was accompanying Napoleon during part of his imprisonment on the island of St. Helena.