1836 Napoleon Memoir St. Helena Exile Napoleonic Wars Las Cases Illustrated 4v

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Las Cases represents the 17th military generation of his family, which began with the reign of Louis VIII in 1223. During the time between the reign of Louis VIII and Napoleon’s exile in 1815, the Las Cases family was intimately involved in most of the European conflicts that occurred, being closely tied to the monarchy and writing their biographies including that of Columbus. Before the shattering of the Napoleonic empire in 1815, Count Las Cases had served loyally for many years in the council of state. However, his most important service was to come after he followed his Emperor into exile on St. Helena. A letter of complaint about Napoleon’s treatment led to Las Cases’ deportation and to the seizure of his manuscript by the British government. Forbidden to enter England, he traveled in Germany and Belgium until he was allowed to return to France after the death of Napoleon in 1822.

 

During his time with Napoleon on the “Rock in the Atlantic”, he was to write down all that he heard from the Emperor’s mouth, as clear a stream of his thoughts and reminiscences as were ever recorded. For 18 months he recorded his conversations with Napoleon on his principles of warfare, his identification of the French Revolution with the Empire, his political philosophy, and his sentiments on religion and philosophy. He was to eventually publish these entries as the “Memoirs of the life…”, also known as the ‘Mémorial de St. Hélène.’ They stand as a classic not just of the history of Napoleon’s times, but also of the history of the first year of his banishment. Ranging from his earliest days in Corsica to the ranging battlefields of his career, Napoleon speaks through these pages as in no other of the sources left to us today.

 

This 1836 4-volume edition includes numerous full-page illustrations throughout!

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1836 Napoleon Memoir St. Helena Exile Napoleonic Wars Las Cases Illustrated 4v

 

Las Cases represents the 17th military generation of his family, which began with the reign of Louis VIII in 1223. During the time between the reign of Louis VIII and Napoleon’s exile in 1815, the Las Cases family was intimately involved in most of the European conflicts that occurred, being closely tied to the monarchy and writing their biographies including that of Columbus. Before the shattering of the Napoleonic empire in 1815, Count Las Cases had served loyally for many years in the council of state. However, his most important service was to come after he followed his Emperor into exile on St. Helena. A letter of complaint about Napoleon’s treatment led to Las Cases’ deportation and to the seizure of his manuscript by the British government. Forbidden to enter England, he traveled in Germany and Belgium until he was allowed to return to France after the death of Napoleon in 1822.

 

During his time with Napoleon on the “Rock in the Atlantic”, he was to write down all that he heard from the Emperor’s mouth, as clear a stream of his thoughts and reminiscences as were ever recorded. For 18 months he recorded his conversations with Napoleon on his principles of warfare, his identification of the French Revolution with the Empire, his political philosophy, and his sentiments on religion and philosophy. He was to eventually publish these entries as the “Memoirs of the life…”, also known as the ‘Mémorial de St. Hélène.’ They stand as a classic not just of the history of Napoleon’s times, but also of the history of the first year of his banishment. Ranging from his earliest days in Corsica to the ranging battlefields of his career, Napoleon speaks through these pages as in no other of the sources left to us today.

 

This 1836 4-volume edition includes numerous full-page illustrations throughout!

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CASES, Emmanuel-Auguste-Dieudonné Las, comte de

Memoirs of the life, exile, and conversations, of the Emperor Napoleon.

London, Pub. for H. Colburn, by R. Bentley 1836.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 4 volumes

o   Numerous engraved plates

  • Provenance: Handwritten

o   G.M. Norris, 1900

  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~7in X 4.5in (18cm x 12cm)
  • Rare and desirable

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9055

Category

European History

Authors

CASES, Emmanuel-Auguste-Dieudonné Las, comte de

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete