Shand, Alexander Innes.


1st ed., 1898. Xi + 316 pp., frontis., -port., guarded + 3 other portrait-plates + 6 maps. Full navy calf binding; gilt title to spine & gilt armorial to front; marbled edges & e.p's., 19 x 13cm. Rubbing to edges of covers, hinges & spine which is peeling along rear hinge but joints tight & secure; internal foxing o/w GOOD. This narrative of the Peninsular War, 1808-1814, is based on Napier, the historian of the war, and on the Wellington Despatches. There are references to the memoirs of French soldiers who served in the campaigns and to the observations of Napoleon at St. Helena. Southey and other English writers were also consulted and the result is a well-researched account of the chronological events of the Peninsular campaigns. Attractively bound in full calf, this book is adorned with a total of four portrait-plates and six maps.

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