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The Bivouac; Or, Stories of the Peninsular War
nbsp; London - Richard Bentley, 1837 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A very scarce complete set of The Bivouac; Or, Stories of the Peninsular War by William Hamilton Maxwell. First edition. In three volumes complete. With half titles to all volumes. William Hamilton Maxwell (1792 -1850) was a Scots-Irish novelist. He claimed to have entered the British Army and seen service in the Peninsular War and the Battle of Waterloo, but this is generally believed to be untrue. Afterwards he took orders, but was deprived of his living for non-residence. His novels, O'Hara (1825), and Stories from Waterloo (1834) started the school of rollicking military fiction, which culminated in the novels of Charles Lever. Maxwell also wrote a Life of the Duke of Wellington (1839-1841), and a History of the Irish Rebellion of 1798 (1845). With a dedication to 'His Excellency, Constantine Henry, Earl Musgrave' to front of first volume dated London, July 10, 1837. Previous owner's ink inscription to front pastedown to first volume. Condition: In moir cloth bindings. Externally, sound but with some wear to extremities, slight rubbing, marks and stains to boards including some ink spots and with slight loss to cloth to front joint to volume one. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean throughout with only the odd spot and handling mark. Overall: GOOD.
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