First Edition. hardcover. Ouvrage ecrit d'apres des documents inedits et les papiers historiques et secrets de la famille Louverture. Frontis. portrait of Toussaint Louverture. viii, 402pp. 8vo, later half black morocco; (edges of boards worn, some foxing including margins of portrait, very small tear in margin of first few pages, otherwise very good). Paris: A. Durant et Pedone-Lauriel, 1877.
The portrait of Toussaint Louverture is based on a painting of him from the collection of his son, Isaac. The painting was painted by a contemporary of Louverture and is considered by Isaac to be a realistic portrait of his father. This portrait is one of the few portraits published that is an accurate portrayal of Toussaint Louverture.