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Napier, Major-General Sir W. F. P.
History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France, From the Year 1807 to the Year 1814 [complete in 6 volumes].
Publisher: Thomas and William Boone, London;
Date of Publication: 1867
Stock Code: 7857
New Edition (revised by the Author) complete in six volumes. Octavo, pp., xxiv, 522; xiii, [3], 500; xi, [1], 427, [1]; xvii, [1], 479, [1]; x, [2], 444; vii, [1], 463, [1]. 55 engraved plates as called for. Full polished imperial red calf with 5 raised bands, green title and volume labels with gilt titles to spine, gilt decoration to compartments and double border in gilt to boards; all edges marbled; marbled endpapers. Spines slightly toned; small area of upper board Vol V heavily scuffed with minor loss to surface (approx 1-inch square at fore-edge). Gift inscription to first blank Vol. I only, to Walter Campbell Calvert from his tutor upon leaving Eton; a little scattered light foxing otherwise contents clean. A Very Good set.
Napier’s influential eyewitness account of the Napoleonic Wars, for many years the standard work on the subject. William Patrick Francis Napier (1785-1860), soldier and historian, wrote his history partly to defend the reputation of his former chief Sir John Moore, to ensure that Moore’s reputation was not totally overshadowed by that of the Duke of Wellington. A handsome set. Heavyweight so a contribution towards increased postage costs will be requested for overseas delivery.
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