George Newnes, 1st ed., 1898. Viii + 280 pp., cold., frontis., + numerous photo-ills., + ills. Original grey cloth ; gilt armorial of Wellington’s portrait to the front cover ; gilt title to spine ; a.e.g., ; 29 x 24cm. 1901 owner’s inscription to f.e.p., o/w V.G. Published in 1898, this is a profusely illustrated history of Wellington’s military career, taking the reader through his many campaigns from Assaye to Waterloo. Strong light is thrown upon the military and social life of the period by contemporary prints and caricatures. The original drawings of officers and artists, made on the spot whilst the operations described were in progress, together with engravings of scenes on the march, in bivouac and in battle, have also been included in this detailed narrative.