Tales of the Wars or Naval and Military Chronicle 3 Volumes, 1840. illustrated

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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Source: eBay UK
  • Sold Date: Jul 25, 2014
  • Channel: Auction House

Tales of the Wars or Naval and Military Chronicle illustrated with numerous engravings to which is prefixed a memoir of the early life and services of William the Fourth with an authentic portrait of His majesty in four volumes (only 3 here and can only locate 3 on the internet) published in London by William Mark Clark Paternoster Row 1840.

Vol 1 - Green cloth with title label missing and part of the spine (under the title ) also missing. Owners name to inside front board and portrait of William the Fourth as frontispiece, Title page and preface, contents and memoir of William Fourth all slightly shorter than the rest of the book. Which is made up of series of 1d papers (numbered) called Tales of the Wars or Naval and Military Chronicle starting Saturday January 2nd 1836 being the battle of Trafalgar. then there are 52 editions of this paper all bound in and sequential numbering of pages up to 416. These are battles both sea and land from the Napoleonic wars. An immence amount of information with a woodcut to each title page making 52 in total.

Vol 2 - Green cloth with title label missing and part of the spine (under the title ) also missing. Owners name to inside front board and portrait of Duke of Wellington, title frontispiece detached from main block but still connected via the spine. then contents and the memoir
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