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Napoleonic Wars Napoleonic Wars   10 Books
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
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
PETTIGREW (Thomas Joseph, FRS &c.) Memoirs of the Life of Vice-Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson, K.B., Duke of Bronte, Etc. Etc. 2nd Ed., 2 Vols., xxxiv+501pp., portrait frontis., plate of facsimiles of Nelson's autographs, 3 facsimile letters, 5 facsimile autographs in text & [ii]+668pp., portrait frontis., fldg. engraving of the Danish fleet at Copenhagen, 2 plates of Lady Hamilton, 7 facsimile letters & signatures. T. & W. Boone. 1849  #57214
[HLMainPic] 2nd Ed., same year as first, important source as it contains reproductions of some 600 letters & documents which had ended up in the possession of the author, but many of which are now lost. As well as a detailed & authoritative statement of his services (derived principally from his private correspondence) the compiler offers evidence of his relationship with Emma Hamilton & the parentage of Horatia Nelson.Includes much other matter inc. statements of the services of around 175 of Nelson's naval contemporaries. Orig. publisher's blue cloth, blindstamped & gilt, a little rubbed & worn, old ownership inscrip. neatly deleted from eps of both vols., but a comparatively good example of this rare biography, complete with all plates, facsimiles, publisher's adverts, notice of the death of the Earl of Auckland. See illustrations on our website.   £450
TOMKINSON (Lt.-Col. Wm.) The Diary of a Cavalry Officer in the Peninsula War & Waterloo Campaign 1809-1815. 2nd Ed., viii+358pp., portrait frontis., 2 plates, 5 fldg. maps. Swan Sonnenschein & Co. 1895  #54026
Acclaimed classic journal with 16th Light Dragoons. Rolls of officers, Order of Battle, &c. Orig. red cloth, gilt, stained, chipped & worn but sound copy.   £30
WYLLY (Col. H.C., CB) Ed. A Cavalry Officer in the Corunna Campaign 1808-1809: The Journal of Captain Gordon of the 15th Hussars, 1st Ed., xvi+238pp., col. portrait frontis., fldg. map, 2 plans. Murray. 1913  #50613
[HLMainPic] Classic account. Orig. brown cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £50


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