Fitchett, W. H.


4 Volumes, Complete. Vol. I: 2nd imp., 1900. Vii + 362 pp., + adverts, frontis., guarded, + 15 portrait-plates + 8 plans. E.p., rubbed along front hinge but secure. Vol. II: 1st ed., 1899. Viii + 323 pp., + adverts, frontis., + 15 portrait-plates + 6 plans. 1 plate loosening with some leaves straining; some underlining. Vol. III: 1st ed., 1900. Ix + 416 pp., + adverts, frontis.+ 15 portrait-plates + 15 plans. Frontis., + 1 plate loose & a couple of others loosening, 1 hinge rubbed but secure. Vol. IV: 1st ed., 1900. Viii + 424 pp., + adverts, frontis., guarded, 15 portrait-plates, 1 fldg., facsimile letter + 10 plans. E.p., rubbed along front hinge but binding secure. All Vols.: Uniformly bound in original red cloth; gilt portrait to front & title; t.e.g., 1 uncut; 19 x 13cm. Ex-lib., from 'The Elinor Roberts' Memorial Trustees', Ruthin, bearing a small stamp to that affect on each t-p., & occasional others in margins, + labels to f.e.p.'s.,; front covers leaning a little on vols., I & III; some marks to cloth with dulled spines; foxing on places o/w GOOD+. Bookplate. Published at the turn of the twentieth century, this is a complete, four-volume study of England's part in the saving of Europe during the Napoleonic Wars. The first volume, 'From the Low Countries to Egypt' records along the way such famous naval campaigns as took place off Cape St. Vincent, Santa Cruz and Camperdown. Volume II, 'The Struggle for the Sea', focuses upon Nelson's efforts and includes vivid accounts of Copenhagen and Trafalgar. Volume III, 'The War in the Peninsula', covers such campaigns as Vimiero, Corunna, Walcheren, Talavera, Coa, Busaco, Barrosa, Fuentes, Albuera, Badajos, Salamanca, Vittoria, San Sebastian and the Pyrenees. Chapters also feature such famous figures as Moore, Marmont and Massena and explain the Convention of Cintra and the Lines of Torres Vedras. The fourth and final volume, 'Waterloo and St. Helena', examines the dramatic climax of the Napoleonic Wars with The Hundred Days, the Battle of Waterloo and Napoleon's exile to St. Helena. Each volume is generously illustrated with portrait plates and plans. Four Volumes:

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