An Historical Account Of The Campaign in the Netherlands, In 1815, Under His Grace The Duke Of Wellington, And Marshall Prince Blucher, Comprising The Battles Of Ligny, Quatre Bras And Waterloo; With A Detailed Narrative Of The Political Events Connected With Those Memorable Conflicts, Down To The Surrender Of Paris, And the Departure Of Bonaparte For St. Helena. William Mudford.
An Historical Account Of The Campaign in the Netherlands, In 1815, Under His Grace The Duke Of Wellington, And Marshall Prince Blucher, Comprising The Battles Of Ligny, Quatre Bras And Waterloo; With A Detailed Narrative Of The Political Events Connected With Those Memorable Conflicts, Down To The Surrender Of Paris, And the Departure Of Bonaparte For St. Helena

An Historical Account Of The Campaign in the Netherlands, In 1815, Under His Grace The Duke Of Wellington, And Marshall Prince Blucher, Comprising The Battles Of Ligny, Quatre Bras And Waterloo; With A Detailed Narrative Of The Political Events Connected With Those Memorable Conflicts, Down To The Surrender Of Paris, And the Departure Of Bonaparte For St. Helena

London: Henry Colburn, 1817. Cruikshank, George. First edition. Hardcover. 368 pages. 33.5 x 29 cm. 30 full page plates with most without titles, aquatints and etchings colored by hand, also marked A-D, DD, E-Y. Half title, two folding maps (one tinted), colored folding plate of the Battle of Waterloo. Plate no. XXVI actually the frontispiece (Portraits of the General Officers), and The Flight of Bonaparte plate at end, but lacking "View of the City of Brussels" which is not noted in the Description of Plates, and no reference to this is given in TOOLEY 272. Also ABBEY says "the book would appear to be complete without this view (and) may be a supplementary plates of which only few copies survive." The engraved title and four of the engraved plates were drawn by George Cruikshank [see: COHN 580], and the Figures in all the other plates were drawn by him. ABBEY LIFE 372 states, "Plate 25 bears only the signature of Rouse and may be an earlier state" as is this copy. J. Whatman plates watermarked 1816. Poignant gift inscription on half title dated 1914: "May the British Army do as well in 1915 as in 1815." Modest surface rubbing to covers, raised bands, spine lettered and decorated in gilt. Three quarter maroon morocco and marbled boards, matching endpapers and edges. Very good. Item #21616

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