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The Dickson Manuscripts: Being Diaries, Letters, Maps, Account Books, With Various Other Papers of the Late Major-General Sir Alexander Dickson, GCB, KCH, KTS, Royal Artillery. Facsimile reprint, 5 Vols., approx. 1000pp. in all, several fldg. maps. Cambridge: Ken Trotman. 1987-1991  #65027
[HLMainPic] Complete series of Dickson's superlative detailed records of the Royal Artillery during the campaigns in the Peninsular, 1809-1813. Reprinted by Ken Trotman in a good quality, limited & numbered edition of 200 copies, of which this is copy no. 12. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £100
[LENNOX (Willam Pitt)] Comp. Memoir of Charles Gordon Lennox, Fifth Duke of Richmond, K.G., P.C. 1st Ed., xi+348pp., portrait frontis. Chapman & Hall. 1862  #65064
[HLMainPic] Lennox (1781-1860) when known as Earl of March served on Wellington's staff in the Peninsular War, during which time he joined the 52nd (Oxfordshire) Regt. as a volunteer & accompanied the regiment's advance storming party on the fortress of Ciudad Rodrigo. He formally joined the 52nd Foot in 1813 & commanded a company at the Battle of Orthes, 1814, where he was severely wounded; the musket-ball in his chest was never removed. During the Battle of Waterloo he was ADC to the Prince of Orange & following the latter's wounding, served as ADC to Wellington. Detailed memoirs of his life based on various correspondence & family sources. His military career is detailed in around 40pp., the rest of the book (apart from his early life & education) being devoted to his work as a landowner, &c. Orig. red cloth, blindstamped & gilt, rebacked, somewhat rubbed/worn, sound & VG thus. See illustration on our website.   £125
ADDISON (Henry R., FSA, late 2nd Dragoon Guards) A Rough Sketch of the Field of Waterloo. 1st Ed., 179pp., fldg. state of Wellington's Staff at Waterloo, fldg. chromo. map (with dispositions of the forces). Brussels: The Belgian Company of Booksellers, Hauman & Co. 1839  #65065
[HLMainPic] A description of the battle & the various features of the battlefield designed for the use of visitors. Includes tables of regiments present & their casualties, list of officers killed or wounded, list of Wellington's Staff (on the fldg. table, noting their appointment). Text, table & map somewhat heavily foxed, generally VG, bound in later half calf, raised bands to sp. with claret leather lettering label, marbled paper covd. boards, VG thus. A quite valuable near contemp. description with excellent map. Rare. See illustration on our website.   £220
ALGER (John Goldworth) Napoleon's British Visitors & Captives 1801-1815. 1st Ed., viii+342pp. Constable. 1904  #65013
[HLMainPic] An account of various interested visitor's to "The Corsican's" court, the experiences of English PoWs during the period, &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, near fine with armorial bookplate of Francis Frederick Fox. See illustration on our website.   £45
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
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., 6 plates, fldg. map. Longman et al. 1809.  #65072
[HLMainPic] Rare original edition of the classic account of Corunna campaign. Contemp. full tree calf, sympathetically rebacked in calf with red leather lettering label. VG thus. See illustrations on our website.   £165
AUSTIN (Brig.Gen. H.H., CB, CMG, DSO) Old Stick-Leg: Extracts from the Diaries of Major Thomas Austin. 1st Ed., 206pp., portrait frontis., 5 plates, map. Bles. 1926  #65019
[HLMainPic] 35th Regt. 1813 & served at the Siege of Antwerp where he lost a leg. Orig. plum cloth, gilt, little rubbed & worn, VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
BATTY (Capt. Robert) Campaign of the Left Wing of the Allied Army, in the Western Pyrenees & South of France, in the Years 1813-1814, under FM The Duke of Wellington. Facsimile reprint of 1823 1st Ed., xx+185pp., plates, fldg. hand-coloured map. Ken Trotman. 1983  #65079
[HLMainPic] No. 40 of limited edition of 250 copies, high quality facsimile edition of classic work on later stages of the war in the Peninsula. VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £50
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
BELL (Lt.-Gen. Sir George) Rough Notes by an Old Soldier during Fifty Years' Service, from Ensign G.B[ell] to Major-General, C.B. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., xii+367 & viii+382pp., portrait frontis. Day & Son. 1867  #65124
[HLMainPic] Extensive Peninsula service inc. assault on Badajos, Salamanca, Vitoria, Pyrenees &c. with 34th Ft., India & Burma, where he transferred to the 2nd Bn. Royal Scots which he commanded in the Crimean War inc. Alma, Balaclava & Inkerman. Scarce classic, atmospheric memoirs of campaign service (the later reprint was considerably abridged). Two vols. bound together, old half calf, gilt, marbled boards, partial cracking of hinges but sound & not unattractive. See illustration on our website.   £145

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