How England Saved Europe: The Story of The Great War [1793-1815] - First Edition 4 Volume Set, 1899

$150.00

1899 & 1900. FIRST EDITIONS OF THIS 4 VOLUME SET. NO INSCRIPTIONS. Vol. I: From the Low Countries to Egypt [1899] with frontispiece of Napoleon Bonaparte, 362 pp.14 pp Pub Ads; Vol. II: The Struggle for the Sea [1899] with frontispiece of Nelson 323pp + 4pp Pub Ads; Vol. III: The War in the Peninsula [1900] with frontispiece of Wellington, 416 pp + 4 pp Pub Ads; Vol. IV: Waterloo and St. Helena [1900] with frontispiece of Blucher; 424 pp + 8 pp Pub Ads. Vol 4 has a facsimile letter written by Wellington to Lord Beresford. There is a plate of Napoleon 'Laid Out' 14 hours after his death. Throughout the 4 vols there are many portraits of the principal protagonists in the war. All 4 vols are strong, tight & clean internally; tissue guard protectors foxed but little else throughout the 4 volumes. Really very clean throughout. Hinges excellent. No bookplates. Original red bindings with gold gilt titles & gilt to head edges. All have gilt profiles stamped on each cover which correspond with the frontispieces of each volume....so Napoleon is on cover of Vol.1 etc. etc. The spines are sun faded & mottled; one volume has loss to the spine [please see photo]. Smith, Elder and Co. Heavy set which will incur additional postage to some countries.  

Author: Fitchett, W. H.
Published: 1899 Smith, Elder and Co. Waterloo Place, London
Edition: First edition
Binding: Hardcover
Binding Condition: Very Good

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