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Battle Of Waterloo...
Item # 578179 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1815
* Battle of Waterloo - Belgium
* Napoleon I vs. Duke of Wellington
Certainly the most significant item in this issue is the detailed account of the battle of Waterloo and the fall of Napoleon Buonaparte.
Under the heading "France" is a lengthy report which begins: "The second abdication of the Throne of France by Napoleon Buonaparte was alluded to in our last number, & has since received full confirmation. We must, however, take up the tread of our Abstract at the period immediately following the great Battle of Waterloo. After witnessing the irretrievable rout of his troops in the dreadful engagement on the 18th..." with much more, further on the detailed account prefaced with: "...but we shall here quit our Abstract for a moment and quote the French account verbatim..." and what follows is the French account of Waterloo. This report takes over two full pages (see photos for portions). Near the end is: "...cause of the latter, however, must now be hopeless since Buonaparte has surrendered himself to the British government, solicited its protection, and has actually arrived at an English port..." and also a letter signed: Napoleon, which, translated, includes: "...I have terminated my political career; and I come, like Themistocles, to place myself on the hearths of the British people..." (see photos).
There is a wide variety of other content within this issue including some news from the United States under the heading "America".
Both plates called for are present. Full title/index page, complete in 96 pgs., 5 by 8 inches, very nice condition.
Category: Pre-Civil War