NAPOLEON IN THE OTHER WORLD. A NARRATIVE WRITTEN BY HIMSELF: AND FOUND NEAR HIS TOMB IN THE THE ISLAND OF ST. HELENA, BY XONGO-TEE-FOH-TCHI, MANDARIN OF THE THIRD CLASS. London: Henry Colburn, 1827. Octavo, pp. [i-iii] iv-ix [x]  2-406, inserted engraved frontispiece with illustration designed and drawn on stone by T. Dighton, early twentieth-century three-quarter green polished calf and blue cloth, spine panel tooled in gold, t.e.g., marbled endpapers. First edition. "After-life philosophical fantasy which opens with some spirit wanderings through space, whence the spirit of Napoleon is conducted on a brief visit to Hell before he arrives at the mighty but stagnant city of Politicopolis. There follows numerous philosophical discussions with its inhabitants. The frontispiece shows Napoleon being dangled by a gigantic angel over the vast city. Possibly [written] by Baron Antoine Henri de Jomini." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 119. Locke, Voyages in Space (2011) V707. Bleiler (1978), p. 213. Reginald 15720. Penciled 1928 gift inscription on a flyleaf preceding the frontispiece. Calf worn, frontispiece and title page tanned, small ink stain on fore-edge of text block, a sound, good copy. (#157151).
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