London, The Leadenhall Press for Henry Sotheran: 1893
Edition: 1st ed.
8vo. Original half linen over blue boards, decorated spine and cover; pp. [viii], 43, 15 (advertisements) ten hand-colored engravings; A facsimile of the 1815 publication “Letters from France: written by a Modern Tourist”, re-using the original copperplates which were then destroyed. A humorous look at life and society in Paris during the brief period Napoleon's was on Elba. 'Who the author was is doubtful; but the writer [Henry Sotheran] has heard his father say that he was one Benjamin Rotch, a Middlesex Magistrate' (from the preface). No. 250 of 250 numbered copies, signed by H.C.Millar... View More...