The Battle of Waterloo & Quatre Bras, Ligny & Wavre :
illustrated with engravings of the principal scenes of action, including correct military plans, together with grand views of the battles on large scale maps and a comprehensive history from official documents, other authentic sources and eyewitness accounts.
|Edition:||Limited edition of 1815 copies. LO LB 371 is No. 25 of 200 exemplary copies only. (This copy E25).|
Richly illustrated and issued in wooden box with four photograph insertions to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo bicentennial celebrations at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea. One photograph shows David J. Griffin, inpensioner 281 at Chelsea and donor of this volume to the NLI, at the Wellington table in the Great Hall of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, 14th March 2015. There is also a photograph of the plaque in the Great Hall at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, to remember the Duke of Wellington, and two photographs of the Wellington feature on the occasion on 14th March 2015 of the bicentennial celebrations of the Battle of Waterloo.
"The commemorative anthology uses William Mudford's An Historical Account of the Campaign in the Netherlands, in 1815, under His Grace The Duke of Wellington and Marshal Prince Blucher, to provide the spine of the book. Interspersed throughout the text are the letters, reports and recollections from men of both sides and all nationalities..."--Publisher's website.
Physical description: 470 pages : color illustrations, facsimiles, maps ; 41 cm + 1 volume of maps containing 4 maps + 2 loosely inserted maps in de luxe wooden box.
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|LO LB 371||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Librarian's Office|