8vo., publisher’s cloth binding with tooled ornamentation to spine and boards and gilt lettering to spine, deckle edges, pp. xv, 639, with illustrations in text. Binding worn, fraying at the extremities and discolored, hinges cracking, some offsetting, dogearing and browning to pages; otherwise good and clean. A rare book charting major historic battles including: Marathon; the defeat of the Athenians at Syracuse; Arbela; Metaurus; the victory of Arminius over the Roman Legions under Varus; Chalons; Tours; Hastings; Joan of Arc’s victory over the English at Orleans; the Spanish Armada; Blenheim, Pultowa, the victory of the Americans over the Burgoyne at Saratoga; Valmy; and Waterloo. The sixth edition, the first of which appeared in 1851.
CREASY, E. S., The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World: From Marathon to Waterloo. Sixth edition. Revised, with additions., Richard Bentley, 1854
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