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Napoleonic Wars   54 Books
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Army List 1815: A List of all the Officers of the Army & Royal Marines on Full & Half Pay: With an Index: And A Succession of Colonels. War Office, 1815.  #56562
the Waterloo Army List. Contemp. calf, falling apart, almost completely disbound, ex-War Office Lib., lacks tp o/w appears complete. Binding project.   £30
A History of the Operations of the French & British Armies in Egypt, From the Landing of Bonaparte to the Restoration of the Ottoman Power; To Which is Prefixed An Ample Desctiption of the Moral & Physical State of the Country, with Remarks on its Political Importance, & A Sketch of its History Previous to the Epoch of the French Invasion. By Several Gentlemen, Members of the Literary & Philosophical Society in Newcastle upon Tyne. Vol. I only of II: 1st Ed., xviii+752pp., frontis., fldg. map. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Printed by K. Anderson, in The Side. 1809  #56283
[HLMainPic] Volume I only, contatining a very detailed description of Egypt, its peoples, geography, industry, &c., at the time of the military events described in the (absent) Vol. II. Serviceable modern qtr. blue morocco, gilt, VG thus & rare. See illustration on our website.   £75
Royal Military Chronicle Vols. I-VII  #56638
  £750
[HAMILTON (Thomas, late of the 29th Regt.)] Annals of the Peninsular Campaigns. From MDCCCVIII to MDCCCXIV. 1st Ed., [iv]+xii+388pp., 3 sketch maps, [iv]+iv+367pp., 4 sketch maps & [iv]+v+450pp., 7 sketch maps. Edinburgh: Blackwood & London: Cadell. 1829.  #56767
[HLMainPic] Treats in great detail the Spanish campaign of 1808, Vimiero & Sir John Moore's campaign in 1809 (events in which the author participated), & so on through to the conclusion of the Peninsular campaigns. Good contemp. full calf, blindstamped & gilt, riased bands & leather lettering labels to richly gilt sps., little rubbed & worn, overall pleasing set. See illustration on our website.   £220
[HOOK (Theodore)] The Life of General, The Right Honourable Sir David Baird, Bart., G.C.B., H.C. &c. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., xii+448 & viii+442pp., portrait frontis. in Vol. I, 2 fldg. maps, plan. Bentley. 1832  #56096
[HLMainPic] Standard biography: 71st HLI in India from 1780, severely wounded relieving Arcot & became a prisoner of Hyder Ali for nearly four years of deprivation. On release returned to England & in due course purchased command of the 71st. Returned to India as Bde. commander & saw much service in Mahratta Wars: captured Pondicherry in 1795 & led the storming party at Seringapatam in 1799. In Egypt 1801 he famously marched his force across the desert to the Nile. South America (Monte Video) &c. then in the Peninsula War he lost an arm at Corunna which finished his active command; later C-in-C Ireland &c. Recent brown cloth, gilt to sps., VG thus & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £90
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
BARRES (M.) Ed. Memoirs of a Napoleonic Officer, Jean-Baptiste BarrŠs. 1st Eng. Ed., 316pp. A&U. 1925  #52337
[HLMainPic] Campaigns in Prussia, Peninsular War &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
BARROW (Sir John, Bart., FRS) The Life of Richard Earl Howe, K.G., Admiral of the Fleet, & General of Marines. 1st Ed., xvi+432pp., portrait frontis., 2 fldg. facsim. letters. Murray. 1838  #56056
[HLMainPic] Biog. of the great British seaman of the 18th Century, remembered for gaining the first British victory at sea during the Napoleonic Wars: the Glorious First of June, 1794. Orig. blindstamped & gilt blue cloth, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £65
BEATSON (Maj.-Gen. F.C., CB) Wellington, The Crossing of the Gaves & the Battle of Orthez. 1st Ed., 288pp., 13 illus., 4 fldg. maps in end-pocket. VG in sl. chipped dw. Heath Cranton. 1925  #54607
[HLMainPic] Acclaimed & detailed standard account. Rare original edition (including fldg. maps not included in the later reprint). Orig. red cloth, titled in black, VG & rare in (sl. chipped) dw. See illustration on our website.   £125
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

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