The 2017 Olympia Book Fair is now closed.

We are excited to announce that in 2018 the Fair is relocating
to Battersea Evolution, 24-26 May 2018.
11 Middle Street
Montacute
Somerset
United Kingdom
TA15 6UZ
Contact Clive Farahar
07780434713
Telephone 01249 811516
Mobile 07780434713
Specialists Manuscripts, Concrete Poetry
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11 Middle Street
Montacute
Somerset
United Kingdom
TA15 6UZ
Contact Clive Farahar
07780434713
Telephone 01249 811516
Mobile 07780434713
Specialists Manuscripts, Concrete Poetry
Clive Farahar Rare Books & Manuscripts
Stand D04

NAPOLEONS LAST SHIP

NAPOLEON. Capt. W.J. Cole.

NAPOLEON. Capt. W.J. Cole. A Circular turned 'Snuff' box made from the oak from H.M.S Northumberland which carried Napoleon to exile on St. Helena according to the manuscript note fixed inside the lid, small crack, together with a smaller mahogany circular turned box with a inlaid silver disc “W.J. Cole R.N.”, base chipped, - 2 items,4¾ x 1¼ ins & 3¼ x 1¾ ins. c.1850,

The full text of the note in the lid reads “Part of H.M.S. Northumberland which conveyed Napoleon Bounaparte to St. Helena 1815. And in which ship I served as S... during the years 1818.19. 20.22.23 W.I.Cole Capt. R.N.K.H. 1850.”
HMS Northumberland was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at the yards of Barnard, Deptford and launched on 2 February 1798. Having served in Egypt and the Mediterranean during the Napoleonic Wars, she was used to transport Napoleon to St. Helena after he was transferred from the Belerephone on which he had surrendered. Northumberland was converted to a hulk in February 1827. She returned to Deptford to be broken up in 1850.
£385