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The Life of His Grace Arthur Duke, Marquis, and Earl of Wellington

INVENTORY #114471

The Life of His Grace Arthur Duke, Marquis, and Earl of Wellington

CLARKE, Francis L.

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Title continues: "Viscount Wellington of Talavera and of Wellington, and Baron Douro of Wellesley, all in the County of Somerset, K. G. And Field Marshal of the British Forces; Marshal-General of the Portuguese, and Captain-General of the Spanish Armies; Commander-in-Chief of his Britannic Majesty's Forces serving in the Peninsula; also Grandee of the First Class in Spain, Duke of Ciudad Rodrigo, and Knight of the Golden Fleece, &c. &c. &c. And in Portugal Duke of Vittoria, Marquis of Torres Vedras, Conde De Vimiera, Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Military Order of the Tower and Sword, &c. &c. &c. With Copious Details and Delineations Historical, Political, and Military, of the Various Important Services In which he has been engaged in Flangers, India, Ireland, Denmark, Spain, Portugal, and France. Together with Civil and Political Illustrations of the Spanish Affairs, and of the Occurrences in Different Quarters of the Peninsula; And of the Recent Events in France: Thus crowning the Everlasting Monumental Pillar of British National Glory. Including Numerous Interesting Professional Anecdotes, Not only of His Brethren in Arms, but also of the Great Generals Opposed to Him in Various Parts of the World. Forming A Complete and General View of his Services, and of their Beneficial Consequences as to the Political Situation, and Honourable Character, of the British Nation." No publication dates. Frontispiece engravings dated 1814 (vols. I & III) and 1813 (vol. II).

Publication Info

  • Publisher: J. and J. Cundee
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: ca. 1813-1814
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a

Details

  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    3 vols.: xix, [1], 21-568, vi; viii, 9-567, [7]; xiv, 15-570, [6], 16 p. 23 cm. Vignettes on all 3 title pages. Frontispiece in all three volumes. Vol. I has 10 other illustrations including 2 fold-out maps. Vol. II has 10 other illustrations including 1 fold-out map. Vol. III has 11 other illustrations. Half leather with marbled boards. 5 boards detached and rear board of vol. II loose. Spine of vol. I detached with missing label. All spines chipped and deteriorated. Corners and edges worn. Interiors of all 3 volumes mainly clean and neat except for minor thumbing, small tears. Basically good text blocks in need of repairs or rebind.

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