11 - 13 July 2000
O'MEARA, Barry Edward (1786-1836). Napoleon at St. Helena, London: Richard Bentley, 1888.
2 volumes extended to 4, 8° (210 x 130mm). Half title in volume one, special titles inserted, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with c.250 engraved views and portraits of St. Helena and other Napoleonic figures, a few coloured, many mounted and inlaid to size. Red morocco gilt by Bayntun, spines gilt in compartments, covers with double gilt-ruled borders incorporating Napoleonic motifs, gilt edges; together with 4 other EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED works of related interest in 9 volumes including Grace Dalrymple Elliott Journal of my Life during the French Revolution (1859, 2 vols.) and Jean Louise Henrietta Campan's The Private Life of Marie Antoinette (1883, 2 vols.), all bound in morocco. (13)
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