London: Henry Colburn and Co., 1826. First Edition. Octavo. Item #022516
xvi, 345pp., The author describes minutely the scenes that presented themselves during his diversified career, and gives a more original account of the discipline, conduct, and opinions of the soldiers and non-commissioned officers of the French army from 1805-1823. He gives a variety of interesting topics which include his lively description of the prison depot at Cabrera, and the singular mode of the life led by the prisoners, his account of the massacre of the Protestants in the South of France, in 1815, of which he almost became a victim. His narrative of the escape of Murat from Toulon to Corsica. He was present at the battle of Trafalgar and was supposed to be the man who shot Lord Nelson? A very nice copy bound by Root in 3/4 brown morocco over marbled paper covered boards with matching endpapers, raised bands ruled in gilt with lettering and top edge gilt, a split to front free endpaper had been repaired.