London: Printed for Henry Colburn, 1825. First edition. Hardcover. A work describing the illness and death of Emperor Napoleon by Francois Carlo Antommarchi (1780 - 1838), an Italian physician who served as Napoleon's physician from 1818 to his death in 1821. Antommarchi performed an autopsy the day after Napoleon's death; controversy concerning the cause of death lingered for years.
Antommarchi was one of a series of doctors who treated Napoleon on St. Helena, sent there in 1819 by Napoleon's uncle. Napoleon rejected many of their treatments; he appears to have suffered from a variety of ailments. A 2007 study by American, Swiss and Canadian researchers using modern methods and accounts such as Antommarchi's, came to the conclusion that the cause of death was an advanced case of gastric cancer.
Two volumes, with Signet Library gilt embossed stamp at front covers.
8vo, Vol I: viii, 416pp. Vol II: 286pp; ads pp. Tan calf, raised bands at spine. Rebacked with the original labels laid down; new end papers. OCLC: 4273460. Very good condition. Item #23292