The Life of Field Marshal, His Grace the Duke of Wellington.
London: Henry Colburn, 1840. 2 volume set, 8 3/4 inches tall. A good looking half calf with wide gilt raised bands, twin labels and simple inked pallets in the panels. Foxing to the engraved plates, the text, plans and maps being clean. Alexander was Captain in the British Army and Lieutenant-Colonel in the Portuguese Service, he was a traveller, soldier and author and was largely responsible for the preservation and transfer of Cleopatra's Needle to England. A smart set of this scarce life of the Iron Duke.