(WELLINGTON, Arthur, Duke of.) GURWOOD, John (ed.)
The Dispatches of Field Marshal The Duke of Wellington,
during his Various Campaigns in India, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, the Low Countries, and France. Compiled from Official and other Authentic Documents by the Late...
“New and Enlarged Edition”, much preferred and genuinely uncommon. A great deal of extra material has been added to the coverage of the wars in India and Europe, “extracts from the Instructions for the movements of the Army, and from the General Orders, circulated by the Quarter Master General and Adjutant General, in the Peninsula, France, and the Low Countries, have also been added to this edition”. Fully indexed. The publisher’s cloth is far from robust, consequently it is unusual to find such a excellently-preserved set.
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8 volumes, octavo (235 150 mm). Partially unopened in the original red cloth, Wellington’s arms gilt to the upper boards, title gilt to spines, pale cream endpapers. Booksellers tickets for A. Holden of Exeter to the front pastedowns. Mezzotint portrait frontispiece by Burgess after Lawrence to Volume I, general title with engraved arms of Wellington to each volume. Spines a touch sunned, crumpled head and tail, and that of volume II with a couple of small repairs at the head, pale toning, occasional slight foxing, but overall a very good set, largely unopened.