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USSHER, Captain Sir Thomas : Colonel Laborde : Napoleon. A Narrative Of Events connected with the First Abdication of the Emperor Napoleon, his embarkation [sic] at Frejus and voyage to Elba on board His Majesty's ship Undaunted [AND] His Embarkation at Elba ... and a journal of his extraordinary march to Paris as narrated by Colonel Laborde who accompanied the Emperor on that occasion. , Dublin, Grant and Bolton; London, James Fraser 1841.

First Edition, original cloth gilt. Tall 8vo, pp100, mauve cloth typically slightly faded and with a few light marks, but an excellent copy of a rare book. With half-title + tipped-in Errata slip. 'Having been thrown by circumstances in contact with the Emperor Napoleon, at the time of his first abdication, and having had opportunities of observing him, at a period when few authentic details of him are known, the Author trusts to the interest that is still felt in everything, however trifling, connected with that extraordinary man' [Preface]. Following a distinguished naval career, Ussher 1779 - 1848 was promoted to Admiral and awarded a knighthood. Rare book : Ussher's sole publication : see COPAC listing 3 copies only [British Library, Cambridge, and National Library Scotland]. (Book ref. 9146 )  £ 250.00

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