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History of the Peninsular War.
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SOUTHEY, Robert.

History of the Peninsular War.

Published: London: John Murray, 1823-32

Stock code: 91701

Price: £1,250

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First edition. An excellent set of the Poet Laureate’s history of the war in Spain and Portugal, commended by Geoffrey Carnal in ODNB for its “engaging anecdotes and odd information.” Engraved armorial bookplates of the Maunsell family to the front pastedowns, a Maj. James Edmund Maunsell, R.H.A. fought at Waterloo in Maj. Beane’s Troop.

3 volumes, quarto (270 210 mm) Contemporary half calf, marbled boards, edges, and endpapers, neatly rebacked with the original spines, lettered direct, blind tooling to flat bands, laid down A little rubbed, hinges lined with linen, a scatter of foxing front, back and edges, light browning else, a very good set.

Bibliography: Sandler 3140.

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