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The History of The Peninsular War

By Robert Southey

c1842

Printed by Thomas Davison : [London]

9" by 6"

xxiii, 515pp; xv, 531pp; xvi, 527pp; xv, 550pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

A four volume set of Southey's work of Spanish history 'The History of The Peninsular War'

Undated, dating from the ink inscription to volume I, part I. Incomplete lacking volume III, part I and II. With no matches for this edition on Copac, and again no match to the first edition copy held at New Public Library, this edition is believed to be a latter edition. The first edition copy of this work was published in 3 volumes. Hence the c1842 date. With the binders stamp of 'Incalton' to the head of the front pastedown of volume I, part I. Each of the volumes are lacking a title page, with only a half title page. This set features Vol I. part I and II and Vol. II part I and II. With the ink inscription to the front endpaper of volume I part I, it reads ' J. Molley. From his sincere friend Fuller Maitland Wilson on his leaving Eton. Election 1832'. Written by the important Romantic poet, Robert Southey. Robert Southey was a important Romantic poet of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Alongside his poetical works, Southey was known for have written several notable biographies. In addition Southey was a noted Spanish and Portuguese scholar, with an expansive knowledge of the two countries literature and history. This set appear to be a gift from Fuller Maitland Wilson the noted British solider, to John Wolley the highly successful British naturalist, both of whom were educated at Eton College.

CONDITION

In a quarter cloth binding, with paper covered boards and paper spine labels. Externally generally smart, with light rubbing to head head and tail of the spine and bumping to the extremities. Small ink mark to the spine label of volume I part I, with the odd mark to each of the spine. Spotting to the top edge and fore edge od each volume. Binders label to the head of the front pastedown of volume I part I with an ink inscription to the front endpaper. Heavy spotting to the front and rear endpaper of volume II, part II. Internally firmly bound. Pages are generally clean with the odd spot. Heavier spotting to volume Ii part II in particular to the rear of the volume.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed

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