AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE CAMPAIGN IN THE NETHERLANDS, IN 1815, UNDER HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON, AND MARSHAL PRINCE BLUCHER, COMPRISING THE BATTLES OF LIGNY, QUATRE BRAS, AND WATERLOO; with a detailed narrative of the Political Events connected

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London: Henry Colburn, 1817. Folio (12 5/8 x 11 inches) in brown and dark green marbled hardcovers with fine brown leather corners and spine; VG; spine embossed with five bands, gold gilt and letters; boards show moderate soiling and shelf wear, mostly rubbing to marbled area; corners slightly bumped and spine slightly worn; binding still strong; flaps and external edges in moire, in good condition; previous owner's signature penciled on ffep; title page slightly discolored; paper generally clean, with occasional pages heavily foxed; text clean, in fairly large print except for appendix; p. 139 detaching with tearing around edges; p. 329 has tiny tear on the external edge; pp. 368; content: two aquatint frontispiece, including portraits of the General Officers; three-page author's dedication to the Duke of Wellington; at the beginning, folded engraving of the Battle of Waterloo; folded Map of the Campaign; large folded Plan of the Battles (torn around the edge and repaired with scotch tape); at the end, 25 plates of aquatint engravings including the "Flight of Bonaparte from the Field of Waterloo accompanied by his guide"; all plates bright with no foxing; appendix contains 17 narratives (in French and English) of the military operations, including Napoleon's writings to the Soldiers and to the People of France. CONSIGNMENT. Shelved in Case 4 Spine is brown leather with gilt text and decoration. Dupont. First edition; illustrated by numerous public and private offici.


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