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Major-General Sir W F P Napier
History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France
ont> Barthes and Lowell : London, 1876 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A beautifully bound six volume set of Major-General Napier's history of the Peninsular War. Profusely illustrated, with fifty five maps. Scarce in such a lovely condition. A New Edition, which was revised by the author. Napier wrote this work following the suggestion of Henry Bickersteth. He did not undertake the project for many years, but eventually decided to pen his 'History' to defend the memory of Sir John Moore. Sir John Moore was Napier's old chief and he wished to ensure that Moore's glory of his actions during the Peninsular War was not overshadowed by Wellington. Wellington assisted Napier in the writing of this work. With ten plates to volume I, twelve plates to volume II, nine plates to volume III, eleven plates to volume IV, eleven plates to volume V, two plates to volume VI. Collated, complete. Bookplate of one Walter Webb to the front pastedown. A beautiful set of this comprehensive history regarding the Peninsular War. Condition: In a half morocco binding. Externally, very smart with minor shelfwear to the joints and to the extremities. Bookplate to the front pastedown of all volumes, Walter Webb. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright. Occasional light spots to the first and last few pages. Overall Condition: Near Fine.
Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA [Bath, United Kingdom]

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