English battles and sieges in the Peninsula. Extracted from his ‘Peninsula War’, by Lieut.-Gen. Sir William Napier, K.C.B., etc. etc.

London, Chapman & Hall, 1852.

8vo, pp. vii, 549, [1, blank], [1, advertisement], with a portrait-frontispiece of the author; one or two very minor stains, but an excellent copy in the original brown-green cloth, advertisements on endpapers; minor wear, spine dulled, split in cloth along lower joint; from the library of Ian Robertson (1928–2020).

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First edition. ‘In this publication, the combats of Roriça, Vimiero, and Coruña, and the character of Sir John Moore, have been entirely recomposed. The other battles and sieges are, with more or less compression of details, transcripts from the History of the Peninsular War. Thus arranged they will perhaps most effectually exhibit the constant energy of the British soldier, and draw attention in their neighbourhoods to the veterans who still survive’ (p. ii).

Palau 187476 records the 1855 edition.

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