Sir Hudson Lowe and Napoleon

SEATON, Robert Cooper. Sir Hudson Lowe and Napoleon.

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SEATON, Robert Cooper. Sir Hudson Lowe and Napoleon. London, Davit Nutt, 1898.

8vo. Original orange-red cloth, lettered in gilt, ruled in blind; pp. [vi], 235, [4, advertisements], frontispiece-portrait; bookplate A. A. Borradaile, that name in ink on opposite fly-leaf; light offsetting from endpapers; otherwise near fine.
Very rare first edition of this work, which publishes some material for the first time, as the author had exclusive access to manuscripts kept by the only surviving daughter of the gorvernor of Saint Helena. One ususally encounters the edition published by Bell in 1903.
Povenance: The Borradailes were collectors of Napoleonica and books on the emperor. T. S. Borradaile wrote the preface to an 1888 re-edition of Cockburn's Bonaparte's Voyage to St. Helena (bibliography in this volume, p. 234).