2 vols., 8vo., nineteenth-century half leather binding with marbled paper boards and gilt ornamentation and lettering to spines, spines compartmentalized with terracotta compartments for title and black compartments for vol. number; sprinkled edges, pp. viii, 360 [+ 8 pages of advertisements]; vi, 456; vol. I with 1 large folding, linen-backed, hand-tinted map and elaborate frontispiece copper-engraved with portrait bust of the Duke of Wellington and illustration of the Battle of Waterloo (‘The Portrait drawn from a Gem by Satchwell, the Battle piece drawn by Duplessi Bertaux, the whole engraved by Mr. Freeman’); vol. II with 2 large folding, linen-backed, hand-tinted maps. Boards bowed, some foxing to pages; stains, foxing, some repair work to maps with no loss of material. First edition. Text in English.
BOYCE, Edmund, The Second Usurpation of Buonaparte; or a History of the Causes, Progress and Termination of the Revolution in France in 1815: particularly comprising a minute and circumstantial account of the ever-memorable Victory of Waterloo. To which are added Appendices, containing the official bulletins of this glorious and decisive battle. With accurate maps, plans, &c., Samuel Leigh, 1816
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DE SELVE, Odet; LEFEVRE-PONTALIS, Germain (ed.)., Correspondance politique de Odet de Selve, Ambassadeur de France en Angleterre (1546-1549). Publiee sous les auspices de la commission des archives diplomatiques par Germain Lefevre-Pontalis., Ancienne Librairie Germer Bailliere et Cie.: Felix Alcan, 1888
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Sorbière, Samuel de; Sprat, Dr. Thomas, A Voyage to England: Containing Many Things relating to the State of Learning, Religion, and Other Curiosities of the Kingdom; As also, Observations on the Fame Voyage, by Dr. Thomas Sprat, Fellow of the Royal Society, and now Lord Bishop of Rochester; With, A Letter of Monsieur Sorbiere’s Concerning the War between England and Holland in 1652, Printed and Sold by J. Woodward, 1709
Machiavelli, Niccolo`; Dacres, Edward, Machiavel’s discourses upon the first decade of T. Livius, translated out of the Italian. To which is added his Prince: with some marginal animadversions noting and taxing his errors, Printed for Charles Harper at the Flower-de-luce over against St. Dunstans Church, and John Amery at the Peacock over against Fetter-lane, both in Fleet-street, 1674