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Venturini, Karl Heinrich Georg Martinus Gerardus Engelman, Transl."
Geschiedenis van den oorlog, in de jaren 1812-1815. Amsterdam, C. & H. Timmer, 1816-1819. 8 parts in 4 volumes. 8vo. Each volume with an engraved vignette showing a different scene from the Northern Liberation War, by P. Velijn. Contemporary half calf."
1812. [2], Iv, 313; [4], 310; [2], 342; [4], 346; [2], 312; [4], 318; [2], 334; [4], 333 pp.First and only Dutch edition of an important historical work on the Napoleonic wars in Russia, Germany, France and the Netherlands during the years 1812-1815, translated by Martinus Gerardus Engelman (1772-1823) after the first edition in the original German Russlands und Deutschlands Befreiungskriege von der Franzosen-Herrschaft unter Napoleon Buonaparte in den Jahren 1812-1815 (Leipzig, 1816-1819), by Karl Heinrich Georg Venturini (1768-1849), a German theologian who wrote many theological and historical works.The four volumes (each in two parts) contain a fiercely anti-Napoleonic history of the years 1812-1815, written during and just after these horrifying years. The first volume describes the war in Poland and Russia in 1812, the second volume describes the revolt in Germany (The German Campaign) in 1813 and the third volume concentrates on 1814, when the German and Russian troops were in France. Most remarkable for the Dutch history is the fourth volume, which describes the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo and his exile to Elba. With library stamps of the Hogere Krijgsschool Bibliotheek. Binding slightly worn and stained, corners bumped, head of the spines of the first 2 volumes damaged. Slightly foxed, but overall in good condition.l Adb Xxxix, pp. 607-611; Catalogue de la section Russica, V102; Saakes 6 (1816), pp. 230-237, (1819), p. 68; Saalmink, p. 1980; Worldcat (6 copies)."
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