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Bowyer, Robert
An Illustrated Record Of Important Events In The Annals Of Europe, During The Years 1812, 1813, 1814, & 1815. Comprising A Series Of Views Of Paris, Moscow, The Kremlin, Dresden, Berlin, The Battles Of Leipsic, Etc. Etc. Etc. Together With A History Of Those Momentous Transactions [BOUND WITH] The Campaign Of Waterloo, Illustrated With Engravings Of Les Quatre Bras, La Belle Alliance Hougoumont, La Haye Saint,
London: Robert Bowyer, 1815-1816. Hardcover. Modern leather reback, original red cloth. Near fine/No Dust Jacket. Folio, Vol. I: 76 pages, [28], [10], AND Vol.II: 34 pages. 48 x 35 cm. Two title pages, Vol. I contains 19 hand-colored aquatint plates, some are folding, and a map (retreat of the French Army) and two facsimiles (signatures and medallion portraits); latter three in black and white. Watermark: J. Whatman, 1811, 1814. Vol. II -- Engraved map, 4 hand-colored aquatints (1 double-page, 2 with 2 images each), and three uncolored plates: Plan of Battle of Waterloo, Portraits of the British and Their Allies, The Royal Family of France. Watermark 1814. With late 19th century related engraved map tipped-in, and related litho view mounted on back blank. There was a third part containing four plates ABBEY calls "of extreme rarity," and surmises Bowyer canceled them when Napoleon escaped Elba. These first two parts present stunning views -- Berlin, Moscow, Paris, Smolensk and Leipsig. ABBEY LIFE, 352 & 354. TOOLEY 97-98. Corners renewed.
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