London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans and Roberts, 1859. Octavo. Item #027686
Portrait frontispiece, half-title, 609pp. (2)pp publisher's ad for Life of Duke of Wellington. Besides his 140 letters written during the Peninsular Campaign, there were 40 written during his time at Waterloo. In addition, there are three maps of Portugal, St. Sebastian region and the parts touching Spain and France. There are a number of letters that show the progress at Waterloo, so in a letter of June 15, as commander of the Royal Horse Artillery, he is asked at 10 PM to began moving. All of this was complicated by the reorganization on the run of units as numbers fell and others were incorporated into the battle formation. As they approached Waterloo, for the first time, they were almost fully reorganized and as he look out upon his troops, he notes "they made a noble appearance".A very good copy bound in a beautiful 3/4 red morocco over red cloth,. raised bands with compartments lettered and decoratively stamped in gilt, some tanning to page edges, housed within cloth covered slipcase with original gilt cloth depicting a cannon centrally mounted. Very nice.