NAPOLEON’S WAR IN SPAIN. The French Peninsular Campaigns, 1807-1814. From the notes and Manuscripts of Commandant Henry Lachouque with original illustrations by Louis de Beaufort. Translated by Janet S. Mallender and John R. Clements. Foreword by David G. Chandler.
Arms and Armour Press 1982. 1st English Ed. 4to. 191pp. Profusely ills. including some cold. Very good in sl. rubbed d/w. US$39 (Book ref. 200836) £25.00
HISTORY OF THE WAR IN FRANCE AND BELGIUM, IN 1815. Containing Minute Details of the Battles of Quatre-Bras, Ligny, Wavre, and Waterloo. [With] ILLUSTRATIVE PLATES TO SIBORNE’S HISTORY OF THE WAR In France and Belgium 1815.
T. and W. Boone 1848. 3rd Revised Ed. 2 vols. 8vo + elephant folio. [xlii] + 584pp. Frontis. and 10 plates. [With] 11 maps in Atlas vol. Text vol. ex.-lib. with label and ink stamps to upper e.ps., margins lightly browned with some light thumbing, hinges tender, sl. glue marks to hinge of frontis., some occasional spotting, several margins with sm. closed tears, some annotations and underlining, bound in half calf with cloth boards, gilt ruled raised bands and leather title label to spine, Atlas vol. with some very light marginal spotting to maps, without front f.e.p., bound in half calf with marbled boards rubbed and worn, rubbed leather title label to upper board, upper joint splitting resulting in upper board being loose, loss to tail of spine. Complete with the Rare set of Maps in elephant folio folder.Historian and model-maker, Siborne would become the first to challenge Wellington’s version of the events of 18 June 1815. The research that led Siborne to do so was undertaken at the behest of Wellington’s close associates, who commissioned Siborne to make a vast scale model of the Battle of Waterloo.The battlefield maps, based on Siborne’s models, were designed to give an impression of relief when viewed with a strong light source at the top edge. US$1872 (Book ref. 201123) £1200.00
ON THE ROAD WITH WELLINGTON The Diary of a War Commissary. New Introduction by Bernard Cornwell.
Greenhill Books, London/Stackpole Books, Pennsylvania 1999. New Ed. xxiv + 416pp. + [iv] adverts. Ills. Very good in d/w. very lightly faded to spine. Napoleonic Library. US$31 (Book ref. 199666) £20.00
THE ART OF WARFARE IN THE AGE OF NAPOLEON.
Batsford 1977. 1st Ed. 272pp. Vignette t.p., 19 line drawings, 16 ills. Original cloth sl. faded to spine, d/w. sl. browned. US$31 (Book ref. 209661) £20.00
NAPOLEON’S CAMPAIGN IN POLAND 1806-7. A Military History of Napoleon’s first War with Russia, verified from unpublished Official Documents. Introduction by David G. Chandler.
Rams and Armour Press, London 1976. Reprint. [xxvi] + 354pp. 3 folding sheets at rear of maps and plans, several ills. Good in very sl. chipped d/w. US$34 (Book ref. 209814) £22.00
WELLINGTON’S PENINSULAR WAR. Battles and Battlefields.
Leo Cooper 1996. New Ed. [xviii] + 285pp. 26 maps, many ills. from photos. E.p. maps, Very good in d/w. US$34 (Book ref. 195666) £22.00
THE BIVOUAC; Or, Stories of the Peninsular War.
Richard Bentley 1839. Sm. 8vo. viii + 376pp. Frontis. and vignette t.p. Hinges sl. tender, sporadic light spotting, ex.-lib. with blind embossed stamp to ff.e.p. and t.p., half crushed morocco with marbled boards, rubbed, gilt bands gilt motifs and gilt title to sl. rubbed spine. US$47 (Book ref. 195723) £30.00
THE PRIVATE JOURNAL ... Judge Advocate General of the British Forces in the Peninsula. Attached to the Head-Quarters of Lord Wellington During the Peninsula War, From 1812 to its Close. Edited by Sir George Larpent.
Richard Bentley ... 1853. 1st Ed. 3 vols. Ex.-libris W.A. Bonney and B. Frere, some light marginal browning, original blind embossed boards, sympathetically rebacked in gilt lettered modern cloth, corners sl. frayed. Francis Seymour Larpent (1776–1845), civil servant. ODNB ‘... Charles Manners Sutton, judge-advocate-general, selected him in 1812 to go as deputy judge-advocate-general to the forces engaged in the Peninsular War, where his task was to make the procedure of the courts martial more efficient. He remained until 1814 at headquarters with Wellington, who thought highly of his services ... In August 1813 he was taken prisoner, but was exchanged almost immediately ...’ US$312 (Book ref. 197668) £200.00
INCIDENTS OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS. (Reproduced from Die Königin Luise).
Belmont-Maitland Publishers Limited N.d. Sm. slim landscape 4to. T.p. + 8 cold. plates. Good in original printed limp boards. US$70 (Book ref. 201319) £45.00
A GENTLEMAN VOLUNTEER. The Letters of George Hennell from the Peninsular War 1812-1813.
Heinemann 1979. 1st Ed. 181pp. Many ills. and several maps. Good in chipped d/w. very sl. faded to spine. US$31 (Book ref. 196208) £20.00
HAMILTON’S CAMPAIGN WITH MOORE AND WELLINGTON During the Peninsular War. Original and Compiled.
Pubished for the Author by Troy, N.Y. 1847. 1st Ed. Sm. slim 8vo. 163pp. Some very light browning, t.p. lightly soiled and sl. chipped to fore-edge, new e.ps., original blind embossed cloth rebacked in later cloth with original spine laid down and corners re-tipped. US$133 (Book ref. 210136) £85.00
COSTELLO. The true Story of a Peninsular War Rifleman (including Adventures of a Soldier).
Shinglepicker, Swanage 1997. 1st UK Ed. 378pp. Many ills. from photos. and maps. Very good in d/w. US$31 (Book ref. 209659) £20.00
A BOY IN THE PENINSULAR WAR.
Greenhill Books, London/Presidio Press, California 1989. Reprint. xviii + 382pp. Very good in d/w. faded to spine as usual. Napoleonic Library. US$31 (Book ref. 209538) £20.00
A DORSET SOLDIER - THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF SGT WILLIAM LAWRENCE 1790- 1869
(Spellmount 1995 2nd imp ) Tall 8vo pbk. 176pp.bw ills. Front cover sloghtly creased at corner, and there are some marks on inside front cover, ffep and the last page - otherwise this is a VG clean copy. (Book ref. 10728) £6.50
SOULT: NAPOLEON'S MALIGNED MARSHAL
1990, Arms & Armour Press, , 0853689318,287pp, illustrations, bibliography, notes, index, Mark on inside page. Good in d/w, , Nicolas Jean-de-Dieu Soult a French general and statesman, named Marshal of the Empire in 1804. He was one of only six officers in French history to receive the distinction of Marshal General of France. He also served as Prime Minister of France three times. A skilful military strategist whose armies were well maintained before going into battle, it was claimed that he was often found wanting tactically - even some of his own aides queried his inability to amend a plan to take into account altered circumstances on the battlefield. (Book ref. 4233-01) £23.00
THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON AND THE COMMAND OF THE SPANISH ARMY 1812-1814
1990, Macmillan, , 0333446941,237pp. maps, very good in d/w, , In September 1812 the Duke of Wellington was appointed to the command of the Spanish Army. Control of the Spanish forces formed an essential part of his plans for victory in the Peninsular War. The author studies the background to Wellington's elevation to the command and analyses his actions and measures whilst in command, and the impact of Anglo-Spanish alliance. (Book ref. 3838-01) £207.00
THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON 1769-1852 : A BIBLIOGRAPHY
1990, Meckler Ltd, , 0887362974,248pp., Blue covers slightly rubbed and bowed. Good, , An annotated bibliography of books, monographs, manuscripts, archives, dissertations and documents on the 1st Duke of Wellington. (Book ref. 2879-01) £34.50
THE FORTRESS IN THE AGE OF VAUBAN AND FREDERICK THE GREAT 1660-1789
1985, Routledge, Keegan & Paul, , 0710096488,vx + 318pp, 150 ills, maps, bibliography, indices, Scarce. vg in dw, , Siege Warfare Volume II. The classic period of artillery fortification. The fortress and the systems that shaped the strategy and operations of states' armies. Includes chapters on Vauban and Coehoorn, the struggle between the Habsburgs and Bourbons. Frederick the Great and his period. The subjugation of Scotland and Ireland. Sweden's Baltic fortresses and The defeat of the advance of Ottoman Turkey. (Book ref. 22907-01) £69.00
THE FRENCH ARE COMING! THE INVASION SCARE 1803-5
1991, Spellmount, , 0946771774,viii + 224pp, illustrations, 7 maps, references, index, vg in dw, , 1805 and the invasion threat of Napoleon. His 2000 strong fleet and 100,000 man army were on the Channel coast waiting for the opportunity to invade the United Kingdom. On the other side of The Channel the British conducted a propaganda campaign, made contingency plans to set up an emergency seat of government and took counter-measures that ended with the victory at Trafalgar. (Book ref. 219-01) £17.25
A Military History & Atlas of the Napoleonic Wars
1964 "Published by Faber & Faber, London, 1964, 1st edition. Blue cloth spine, red paper covered boards. Gilt lettering to spine. Image of Napoleon in black to front cover and title in white lettering. The book is contained in its original slipcase with a printed label. Oblong format, 10.5ins x 14.25ins, xiv, unpaginated but comprises 169 maps each faced with a text page followed by 12pp of biographical sketches and 11pp reading list. Browning to page edges, else a well preserved copy. VG. Nb heavy book (weighs 2.4kg pre-packing) please contact seller for postage quote. " (Book ref. 39931) £50.00