1874 The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World
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Illustrated, Leather Binding, Prize Binding, Rebound
Containing the story of fifteen battles which according to the author had the most significant impact on world history. With illustrations in text. Originally published in 1851.
In fifteen chapters featuring:
The Battle of Marathon, 490 BC;
Defeat of the Athenians at Syracuse, 413 BC;
The Battle of Gaugamela, 331 BC;
The Battle of the Metaurus, 207 BC;
Victory of Arminius over the Roman Legions under Varus, AD 9;
The Battle of Châlons, AD 451;
The Battle of Tours, AD 732;
The Battle of Hastings, AD 1066;
Joan of Arc's Victory over the English at Orléans, AD 1429;
Defeat of the Spanish Armada, AD 1588;
The Battle of Blenheim, AD 1704;
The Battle of Pultowa, AD 1709;
Victory of the Americans over Burgoyne at Saratoga, AD 1777;
The Battle of Valmy, AD 1792;
The Battle of Waterloo, AD 1815.
Twenty-first edition of this work. In prize binding awarded to J. B. Harbottle in 1875 for mathematics.
Rebound in full calf binding with five raised bands, gilt tooling to spine, titles in gilt to morocco spine label. Externally very smart with minor shelf wear, rubbed lightly t back strip, minor marks to boards. Thomas Benfield Harbottle's bookplate to front pastedown, prize bookplate to front free endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean.
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