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The Royal Military Chronicle

By Cardon, Scriven et al

1810

J Davis : London

9.5" by 6"

80, (81-86), [3], 82-144, (145-146), [1], 146-160, (161-172), [1], 162-240, (241-246), [2], 248-324, [1], 326-434, [1], 436-531, [2], 2-80; [3], 93, [1], [4], 96-195, [2], [2], 198-390, [2], 392-530, [3], 4-149, viii; [2], 2-70, [1], 72-148, [2], 150-226

 

 

 

DETAILS

An exceptional example of this seven volume set of the military chronicles. Scarce to see so many volumes of this work together, particularly in a run. This run is from November 1810 to April 1814 and therefore covers several important military campaigns

With the bookplate of Thomas Holme Maude to the front pastedown of all volumes. This work looks at specific battle campaigns in addition to noted individuals in the military. There are biographies, eyewitness accounts and statistical information from the military. This time period covers several years of the Napoleonic Wars such as the Peninsular War and the War of 1812. With the full pagination as follows: 80, (81-86), [3], 82-144, (145-146), [1], 146-160, (161-172), [1], 162-240, (241-246), [2], 248-324, [1], 326-434, [1], 436-531, [2], 2-80; [3], 93, [1], [4], 96-195, [2], [2], 198-390, [2], 392-530, [3], 4-149, viii; [2], 2-70, [1], 72-148, [2], 150-226, [1], 228-282, [1], 283-304, [2], 307-386, [2], 388-464; [3], 4-87, [2[, 90-166, [3], 176-224, (225-228), 225-248, [3], 252-328, [3], 332, (333-336), 333-384, (381-384), 385-408, (3), 412-416, (409-416), 417-472, (473-480), 473-488, iv, 147; [3], 4-8, (9-16), 9-84, [3], 92-168, [3], 172-248, [3], 252-328, [3], 332-412, [3], 416-492, 167, [2], 80, [3], 84-168, [3], 172-261, 254, [1], ii-iv, [1], 268-360, [2], 364-440, [2], 444-520, [3], ii-xxiv, iv, [1], 6-53; [3], 4-80, [2], 68-176, [3], 180-208, (201-208), 209-244, (241-243) 244-256, [2], 356-432, [5], 436-514, [3], 518-594, [3], 606-690; Volume I: The Royal Military Chronicle or British Officers Monthly Register, November 1810 - April 1811 and a Supplement to April 1811 found to the first volume. With the engraved title page and the index. Volume II is May 1811-October 1811 with the supplement 'Memoirs of Captain George Carleton' to the rear, Volume III is November 1811- April 1812, Volume IV is May 1812- October 1812 with the supplement of the life of Charles the Twelfth. Volume V is November 1812-April 1813, with the supplement 'The History of Peter the Great'. Volume VI is May 1813 to October 1813. With the history of the Revolution in Portugal to the rear. Volume VII is November 1813 to April 1814. With the supplement 'The Lives of the Great Captains of Modern History'. To volume VII January part I is present. There is no January part II. Engraved title page to volume I, a portrait of Wellington and Military Map as called for. To the first volume there are fourteen plates. This includes an extra map of Russia which is not called for to page 34. Twelve plates to volume II as called for. Volume III does not have a complete list of plates required. There are seven plates called for total which are listed at the start of each issue. Of those mentioned we are lacking the 'fortification plate' and 'Sir Robert Wilson plate'. However, there are three extra plates, the 'Formation of the solid square' plate, 'Lines of Entrenchment' and 'Sir John Hope' plate. Therefore there are eight plates total. Volume IV has six plates as called for. Volume V has nine plates total. Eight are called for, there is an extra plate map of Russia to this volume. Volume VI has seven plates called for. This volume is lacking 'Portrait of Major-General Dilkes'. There is also an extra plate to this volume which is not called for 'Tetes Deponts'. Therefore there are seven plates to this work. Volume VII has six plates called for, with six plates present. A very smart and scarce seven volume set of this important military work.

CONDITION

In half straight grained morocco bindings with paper covered boards. Externally, generally smart with minor shelfwear to the extremities. Bookplate to the front pastedown of all volumes, Thomas Holme Maude. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright. Occasional chips to the edges of folding maps across all volumes, and folds to the page edges. Tidemarks to the bottom of contents pages to the rear of volume II, only affecting the bottom margin and edge. Tidemark to the bottom of pages 61-70 of volume III at the margins. Occasional scattered spots to pages.

Overall Condition: Near Fine

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