6 Volumes Complete, Constable. Vol. I : 3rd ed., 1992. Xi + 638 pp., 8 maps & plans. Vol. II : 2nd ed., 1992. Xi + 530 pp., 8 maps & plans. Vol. III : 2nd ed., 1993. Xi + 651 pp., 12 maps & plans. Vol. IV : 1st ed., Thus, 1993. Xi + 589 pp., 9 maps & plans. Vol. V : 1st ed., Thus, 1993. Xii + 622 pp., 8 maps & plans. Vol. VI : 1st ed., Thus, 1993. X + 710 pp., 10 maps & plans. All Vols. : D.j., 22 x14cm. Bookplate of the late military historian, David Westwood, to Vol. I. ; Nr.FINE ' FINE. William F. P. Napier (1785-1860) was commissioned at the age of sixteen into the 52nd Regiment of Foot. He fought in the rearguard during the retreat to Corunna, the action on the Coa in which he achieved distinction, and the battles of Busaco, Albuera, Casal Novo, Fuentes D'Onoro, Salamanca and the campaign in the Pyrenees. In 1819 Napier retired from the army on half-pay owing to a musket ball lodged on his spine and he began his masterwork, A History of the War in the Peninsula, which was published between 1828 and 1840 in six volumes by John Murray to wide acclaim. This six-volume publication by Constable offers an unabridged reprint of the original eyewitness account of the Napoleonic conflict in Spain and the South of France, complete with original battlefield maps and diagrams forming an essential primary source for the military enthusiast. 6 volumes.