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Napoleonic Wars Napoleonic Wars   14 Books
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AN OFFICER [PORTER (Robert Ker)] Letters from Portugal & Spain, written during the March of the British Troops under Sir John Moore. With a Map of the Route & Appropriate Engravings [from drawings by the author]. 1st Ed., xvi+320pp., 7 plates, fldg. map. Longman et al. 1809.  #56806
[HLMainPic] Rare original edition of the classic account of Corunna campaign. Contemp. qtr. leather, gilt, marbled paper covd. boards, somewhat rubbed & chipped at edges, with a little damage to the marbled sides; frontis. & one other plate have some hand-colouring of no merit. See illustrations on our website.   £225
BECKE (Major A.F.) Napoleon & Waterloo: The Emperor's campaign with the armee du Nord 1815. Revised Ed., xv+320pp., 5 fldg. & 6 sketch maps. Kegan Paul. 1936  #56618
[HLMainPic] Acclaimed work. Somewhat sunned o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £15
CROSTHWAITE (J. Fisher, Hon. Maj., 1st Cumberland Rifle Vols.) Brief Memoir of Major-Gen. Sir John Geo. Woodford K.C.B., K.C.H. 1st Ed., [iii]+63+xiipp., real photo. portrait frontis., 6 plates. London: Kent & Co., Keswick: M. Bailey & T. Mayson, & Kendall: T. Wilson (printed by the last named of the three joint publishers). 1881  #60204
[HLMainPic] A paper read to the Keswick Literary & Scientific Society on March 29th, 1880 (it must have been a long but interesting evening) containing an account of Woodford's immediate antecedents & life. He was commissioned in the Grenadier Guards in 1800 & saw active servivce at the Siege of Copenhagen in 1807, then in the Peninsula 1808-14 (DAQMG & ADC to Moore at Corunna, when he had his horse shot under him, & AQMG under Wellington at battles of Nive, Nivelle &c., afterward in the Waterloo campaign). Includes some extracts from his letters written during these campaigns & concludes with an autobiographical memorandum by his elder brother, Gen. Sir Alexander Woodford, & various other documents. Not in Sutcliffe (Sandler Collection catalogue). Orig. red red cloth, gilt, sp. & front panel stained, o/w VG. See illustrations on our website.   £65
DUNFERMLINE (James, Lord) Lieutenant-General Sir Ralph Abercromby K.B. 1793-1801: A Memoir by His Son. 1st Ed., vii+328pp. Edinburgh: Edmonston & Douglas. 1861  #57225
[HLMainPic] Flanders 1793; West Indies then Helder expedition, Cadiz & the successful Egypt campaign in 1801 when he was mortally wounded at Aboukir. Orig. green cloth, gilt, cloth lifting a little o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £95
GWYNN (Stephen) Ed. A Brotherhood of Heroes: Being Memorials of Charles, George & William Napier. 1st Ed., viii+266pp., 4 col. plates. Mowbray. 1910  #44667
[HLMainPic] Material largely adapted from other works, but a very scarce & useful work on the Napiers in the peninsular, India &c. Orig. red cloth, gilt, sp. sunned & sl. chipped o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £30
JAMES (Lt.-Col. W.H., RE [Retd.]) The Campaign of 1815 Chiefly in Flanders. 1st Ed., xi+340pp., 8 maps/plans (4 fldg., one in end-pocket). Blackwood. 1908  #56481
[HLMainPic] Orig. red cloth, gilt, little spotted, sp. sunned, pocket map torn but complete, o/w VG & very scarce original edition of a standard work. See illustration on our website.   £50
JAMES (Walter H., Capt., late RE) The Campaign of 1815 Chiefly in Flanders. 1st Ed., vi+92pp., 5 fldg. maps/plans. Harmsworth & Co. 1887  #62580
[HLMainPic] Useful primer, Lexham Manuals No.3, "Printed solely for the use of Capt. James' Pupils." Orig. olive green cloth, titled in black, little rubbed, one leaf loose, generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
KELLY (W. Hyde, RE) The Battle of Wavre & Grouchy's Retreat: A Study of an Obscure Part of the Waterloo Campaign. 1st Ed., viii+163pp., 3 fldg. maps. Murray. 1905  #62560
[HLMainPic] Orig. red cloth, gilt to sp. & attractive white cloth onlay, gilt, to the front board, dampstaining to edges of boards o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
KENNEDY (Gen. Sir James S., KCB) Notes on the Battle of Waterloo. 1st Ed., iv+199pp., fldg. map, several plans. Murray. 1865  #52310
[HLMainPic] Detailed description & notes on the battle by a participant, with an autobiographical memoir inc. his life & services (Peninsula War at Badajoz &c., on QMG Staff with Picton's 3rd Div. at Waterloo) & his Plan for the Defence of Canada. Orig. red cloth, gilt, spine split, fldg. map torn (but complete). Scarce. See illustration on our website.   £60
KNOWLES (Sir Lees, Bart.) The War in the Peninsula: Some Letters of Lieutenant Robert Knowles, of the 7th, or Royal Fusiliers, a Lancashire Officer. 2nd Ed., 92pp., frontis., 2 plates, 2 fldg. maps. & one other. Bolton: Tillotson & Son. 1913  #46941
[HLMainPic] Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca & Vittoria; Killed in Action in the Pyrenees, July 1813. Orig. cloth, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £85

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