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A Gentleman Volunteer: The Letters of George Hennell from the Peninsular War 1812-1813
13 1979 - A limited edition and signed copy of this work tracing the letters of a Napoleonic war officer, in a beautiful Zaehnsdorf binding. First Edition. The half title has been signed by Michael Glover and Sir Anthony Read who wrote the foreword, a senior British Army officer who became Quartermaster-General to the Forces. An inscription has been calligraphed on an inserted leaf at the front reading 'Of this edition 25 copies have been reserved by arrangement with the Publishers for fine binding by Zaehnsdorf. This is copy number11 which has been specially bound for Sidney Morris'. Featuring 6 double-sided plates. With several maps and plans in the text. The original dustwrapper has been bound in at the rear. Condition: In a decorative full morocco binding with gilt edges. Externally, lovely condition. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean with just some tidemarks to the endpapers. The dustwrapper has been affected and is stuck where folded over and will require professional detachment to avoid damage. Overall: NEAR FINE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
Last Found On: 2014-10-10           Check availability:      AbeBooks    

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