EXCEEDINGLY RARE TITLE IN FINE HALF CALF
SOLDIER, A (edited by) ~ The Wars of Europe; or, annals of military and naval warfare. Handsomely illustrated, with effective engravings on wood and steel, with portraits and memoirs of distinguished sailors and soldiers, and plans of celebrated battle fields; enlivened with a variety of entertaining and historical anecdotes.
London: Pattie, (1838-1840)
3 volumes bound in 2, 11 inches tall. A most handsome half calf with gilt bands, titles and very ornate panels. Armorial bookplate. Arbitrary pagination in Volume 1. A very entertaining and extremely scarce work consisting of military adventures of the period and recent past. There are just 2 examples in Copac and both seem to be incomplete. Profusely illustrated with vignettes and full page engraved portraits and plans.