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Orme, Edward (1775-1848) Historic, Military and Naval Anecdotes of Personal Valour.

Auction:
2950B
Lot:
330
Sold for:
$1,599$1,300

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2950B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 30, 2016 11:00AM

Description:

Orme, Edward (1775-1848) Historic, Military and Naval Anecdotes of Personal Valour. London: Orme, 1819. First edition, early issue, folio, illustrated with forty hand-colored aquatints; including views of many of the Duke of Wellington's triumphs, the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon's Russian campaign, and the Battle of Trafalgar; bound in contemporary three-quarter red straight-grain morocco, raised bands, marbled boards, original printed paper label laid down on front cover, uncut; one plate reinforced along its edges on verso, occasional foxing to text plates generally good, strong hand-coloring; rubbing to binding, 11 1/2 x 14 1/2 in.
Provenance: The Estate of David Spinney.
Estimate $1,000-1,200


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Keywords

Napoleon, David Spinney, London, Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Book collecting, Book design, Book publishing, Chivalry, European people, Folio, Foxing, Orme, Papermaking, Publishing, Recto and verso

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