HISTORY Of The WARS Since The FRENCH REVOLUTION, from the Commencement of Hostilities in 1792 to the Termination of the War and Resoration of a General Peace, after the Memorable Battle of Waterloo, in 1815; Comprehending the Civil, Military, and Naval History of That Most Eventful Period, and Biographical Sketches of Public Characters. Embellished with Portraits of the Most Distinguished Characters, and a Plan of the Battle of Waterloo. European History / Napoleonic Wars, Anonymous, 1774 - 1848, Edward ? Baines.

HISTORY Of The WARS Since The FRENCH REVOLUTION, from the Commencement of Hostilities in 1792 to the Termination of the War and Resoration of a General Peace, after the Memorable Battle of Waterloo, in 1815; Comprehending the Civil, Military, and Naval History of That Most Eventful Period, and Biographical Sketches of Public Characters. Embellished with Portraits of the Most Distinguished Characters, and a Plan of the Battle of Waterloo.

London: Published by Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, Paternoster-Row; and Simpkin and Marshall, Stationers' Court; Sold Also by T. Rogerson, Manchester; and by All Booksellers. 1817. Two volume set. 459, [1] pp; pp 3 - 480. Illustrated with a total of 7 b/w plates and maps, multiple engraved portraits to some plates. Plates published by T. Rogerson. 8vo. 9" x 5-1/2". Original publisher's blue-grey paper-covered boards backed in green paper, tan spine labels printed in black. Binding worn and rubbed, particularly extremities of Vol I, with light sunning and soiling; heel of Vol. I backstrip partially perished; front hinge of Vol I starting; page blocks a bit toned; light foxing to endpapers. Texts clean and unmarked, bindings still quite sound overall. Good+. Item #43954

Text appears to be the same as that in Baines' History of the Wars of the French Revolution published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown the same year, albeit with a slightly different title and with attribution to Baines. The Longman edition may have been preceded by an edition in parts advertised as "The Cheapest History of the Wars" in the Literary Gazette (London: Henry Colburn, 1817) and first published on March 1st by Simpkin and Marshall and Sherwood and Co., and sold by T. Rogerson. This edition bears the pronounced error of the "1792" on the title pg of Vol I being printed as "1793" on Vol. II's title page.

The work, Baines' first -- significant portions of which were later found to have been lifted verbatim from an earlier history by Alexander Stephens -- was wildly popular upon publication, and would have likely been in high demand in any form; it was reissued as part of Baines' larger work on George III published in 1820.

Uncommon in the trade.

Price: $275.00