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BK17: Antiquarian Book Sale

NAPOLEON

Auction Lot BK17/403

NAPOLEON the paper covers of an early nineteenth century scrapbook, bearing the legend in a contemporary hand, '' the paper covering this scrap book and forming its binding was taken from the bedroom of Bonaparte and once decorated its walls at Longwood in the Island of St Helena. June AD 1823.''.

NAPOLEON (BK17/403) offered in our Books, Maps and Prints Auction starting on 15th March 2017 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

NAPOLEON the paper covers of an early nineteenth century scrapbook, bearing the legend in a contemporary hand, '' the paper covering this scrap book and forming its binding was taken from the bedroom of Bonaparte and once decorated its walls at Longwood in the Island of St Helena. June AD 1823.''.

Notes

It is believed by some that Bonaparte died of arsenic poisoning, caused by the damp atmosphere on St Helena causing a chemical reaction with the arsenic used in the printing ink of the wallpaper.

Price Realised

£200

Department

Books, Maps and Manuscripts

Fine Art Category

Manuscripts and Photographs

Sale Information

BK17: Antiquarian Book Sale
Wednesday, 15th March 2017
Okehampton Street, Exeter

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