BUONAPARTE'S VOYAGE TO ST. HELENA, by Sir George Cockburn- 1833 [Diary]


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Buonaparte's Voyage to St. Helena;

Comprising the Diary of Rear Admiral Sir George Cockburn, during his passage from England to St. Helena, in 1815

from the orignal manuscript, in the handwriting of his private secretary 

Boston:  Lilly, Wait, Colman, and Holden, 1833  

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Brown cloth covers snow some smudges, stains, edgewear.  Corners are bumped, frayed, with exposed board.  See photos. 
  • Spine has been repaired; original spine strip with yellow label and black text is overlaid on brown cloth.  Ends are firm.  See photos. 
  • Binding has been repaired at some earlier date, is firm.  
  • New end papers/ pastedowns show little to no sign of age or wear.
  • Interior exhibits scattered marks, as at pg. 15, pg. 49, pg. 81.  See photos. 
  • Page 25 has a pencilled correction in the margin:  "Prussian" for "Russian."  See photos. 
  • Publisher's list of works for sale at rear of volume.  
  • PS2023.0628

123 pages. 4.75 x 7.25 inches

First person account of Napoleon Buonaparte's voyage to the island of St. Helena, by the British naval officer charged with transporting him into exile.  Published from the original manuscript, given to the publishers by Captain J.F. Brookhouse of Salem, Massachusetts, who lived in St. Helena at the time of Napoleon's arrival.  

The publisher captures the importance of this eye-witness account thus:  "[Admiral Cockburn's] conversations with Napoleon are given with much spirit, and acquaint us with facts and opinions that possess uncommon interest, and which throw much new light upon the history and character of the most remarkable man of modern times." (Preface, pg. viii) 

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