Very Good. Item #6492
London: W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, 1822. Octavo; Vol I xx + 511pp; Vol II 542pp, including appendices and index. Each volume with a different portrait of Napoleon as frontispiece; additional engraving of his St. Helena residence in Vol I. Recent professional, sober rebinding in navy with black spine label and gilt lettering.
Textblock very slightly foxed throughout, but pages solid, secure, and robustly perusable due to excellent modern binding.
Irishman O'Meara (1786–1836) became Napoleon's personal physician on St. Helena after having been surgeon aboard the HMS Bellerophon, the ship on which Napoleon surrendered to the Britiish. History recognizes O'Meara for two sensational reasons: these memoirs, and having pulled one of Napoleon's teeth.