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3 vols., 8vo, pp. lxxiii, [iii], 740; xlvi, [ii], 781, ; lxix, [iii], 387, , lxxxviii, [ii], 440 + 1 folding table and 55 plates in total. Contemporary quarter brown skiver, green textured cloth boards, spines lettered in gilt with gilt armorial stamp (of the 1st Earl of Lovelace) at foot. Plates either folded or (more often) trimmed to fit with this sometimes shaving the engraved area, plates also a bit spotted and occasionally dampmarked. Bindings a bit rubbed. Ownership stamp of the Earls of Lovelace to half-titles, shelfmark stamp of their library at Ben Damph Forest to pastedowns. Napier's classic history of the Peninsular War began appearing in 1828 and was completed in six volumes in 1840. This Parisian reprint compresses the text with smaller type into three volumes, though the third is split into two parts (here bound together, the second part dated 1840). N° de réf. du libraire
Titre : History of the War in the Peninsula and in ...
Éditeur : Printed for Charles Hingray
Date d'édition : 1839
Description du livre Meline, Cans and Co., Brussels, 1839. leather. État : Very Good. lxv, 740; xlvi, 781; lxix, 387, lxxxviii, 440 pages plus 55 plates. The third volume is comprised of Vol. III parts 1 and 2, each having its own title page (2 is dated 1840) and each with plates at rear of their respective part. Uncommon Brussels imprint. Each book has binder's ticket top left front pastedown: Tapley Bowes & Co. of Springfield, Mass. Each has bookplate of lawyer George Bliss Jr.(born in Springfield 1830). Volume 1 has two signatures (not Bliss) on first blank endpaper. Half leather over paper-covered boards. Light foxing and tanning to Volume I as well as a little unobtrusive underling to preliminary material. Plate 32 in Volume II cropped a third of an inch close at top edge cutting off plate number but nothing integral to map. Pages 237-247 in Volume III stained. Overall a clean, handsome set. Due to weight, overseas shipping will be more expensive than the default listed: please inquire. Size: 8vo. N° de réf. du libraire Books008760