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STACK, Frederick Rice. Souvenir of the Emperor Napoleon: consisting of six drawings made in the island of St. Helena. London and Paris: E. Gambart [and others], .
2° (610 x 460mm). Lithographic dedication. 6 numbered hand-coloured lithographic plates by Charles Haghe after Stack, printed by Day and Son, with captions in English and French. Plates and text leaves on cloth guards. (Marginal soiling to plates and text, heavier on title, title and dedication with marginal repairs, further small repairs to preface leaf and descriptive text.) Late 19th-century half morocco, preserving original cloth label on front cover (a little rubbed).
LARGE PAPER COPY with hand-coloured plates. The Abbey copy is on ordinary paper with 'tinted' plates. A series of views of Napoleon's residences on St. Helena by an army officer, executed thirty years after the Emperor's death, and aimed at the French as much as the English market. The text is by Mrs Ward who identifies herself in the preface as a resident of the island from 1836 to 1839. Abbey Travel I, 319.
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