Captain Carey’s Blunder. The Death of the Prince Imperial.

£20.00

On June the 1st 1879,Louis,the Prince Imperial,son of the exiled Napoleon 111,fell mortally wounded by the assegais of eleven Zulu Warriors.As,at the time,he was the quest of the British Army the hunt was soon on for a scapegoat.The Prince’s adoring mother,the Empress Eugenie,and those who sought to console her,including Queen Victoria,chose the most obvious candidate,young Jaheel Carey who had been with the Prince Imperial at the time of the attack.This book relates the outcome of his trial and court marshall,and the mass of public upheaval that ensued.

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H/b in nice clean boards,in an illustrated d/w,torn and with some loss to the face side. Now in a protected cover.Size 9×6 pp 240.inc.index,bibliography,maps in text,illustrated with some reproduced b/w photographic prints along with some artistic sketches.Hinges strong.Binding good to firm.No foxing,staining and browning.Internally clean and bright throughout.

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