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Official Bulletins of the Battle of Waterloo in the Original Languages

By John Palfrey Burrell

1849

Parker, Furnivall and Parker : London

10" by 6"

[5], 2-99pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

The first edition of this very scarce selection of official bulletins regarding the Battle of Waterloo. A signed copy, dedicated from the editor to Lord Raglan, the military secretary to the Duke of Wellington and commander in the Crimean War.

In the publisher's original binding. With the bookplate of Lord Raglan to the front pastedown. Raglan served in the Peninsular War and the Hundred Days before becoming the commander of the British troops sent to Crimea in 1854. Whilst in Crimea he was ordered to besiege Sevastopol. His command lead to the fateful Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava. This book has been dedicated to Raglan by the editor John Palfrey Burrell, with 'From the Editor to Lieutt Genl. Lord Fitzroy Somerset, with best respects & thanks for the kind assistance afforded by his Lordship' written to the head of the title page. Cefntilla Library bookplate to front pastedown also. Cefntilla Court belonged to Richard Somerset, 2nd Baron Raglan. Following the death of his father, 1st Baron Raglan, a large group of his friends, admirers and comrades purchased the house and estate as a memorial to him. The editor of this work, John Palfrey Burrell was a Barrister at Law at Gray's Inn. This work contains the original military bulletins at the Battle of Waterloo. To the introduction Burrell notes it is 'to preserve to future times the particulars of the great battle to which they relate'. The bulletins are provided in their original language and in English where necessary. Burrell has also translated Wellington's bulletins in to French. An important source regarding the Battle of Waterloo, and a fascinating piece of history regarding the Napoleonic Wars.

CONDITION

In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, generally smart. Small ink spill to the bottom of front board. Light shelfwear to the head and tail of spine and to the extremities. Bookplates to the front pastedowns for Cefntilla Library and Lord Raglan. Internally, firmly bound. Presentation inscription to the title page. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with light scattered spots to pages.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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