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Death of Napoleon Bonaparte... Coronation of King George IV...
Item # 644400 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1821
* Death of Napoleon Bonaparte
* Coronation of England's King George IV
The most notable content is the very nice "Obituary" of "Napoleon Buonaparte" as the article is headed. With a dateline of May 5 the report begins: "At St.Helena, of a lingering illness, which had confined him to his bed for upwards of forty days, Napoleon Buonaparte. He desired that after this death his body should be opened, as he suspected he was dying of the same disease which had killed his father--a cancer in the stomach..." following which is much detail on funeral preparations and a biography of his life.
Also of interest, and the first article in the issue, is: "Coronation of His Majesty King George The Fourth" which takes 14 pages. Included is a nice foldout plate captioned: "Plan of Westminster Hall & Abbey. The Line of Procession & Galleries, etc. Erected for Spectators on Occasion of the Coronation of His Majesty George IV."
The other plate called for is lacking.
Complete in 96 pages, 5 by 8 1/4 inches, very nice condition.
Category: Pre-Civil War