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    James Welsh. Military Reminiscences; Extracted from a Journal of Nearly Forty Years' Active Service in the East Indies. London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1830. Two octavo volumes in one. Nineteenth-century half crimson calf over red cloth. A very good copy. From the library of American film actor Glenn Ford, with his armorial bookplate. Abbey, Travel, 547.

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    James Welsh. Military Reminiscences; Extracted from a Journal of Nearly Forty Years' Active Service in the East Indies. London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1830. Two octavo volumes in one. With two aquatint frontispieces, twelve aquatint plans (two of which are folding), twenty aquatint plates (two of which are folding), and wood-engraved intertextual illustrations throughout, several of which are full-page with blank versos. Nineteenth century half crimson calf over red cloth, spine tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, five raised bands, gilt black morocco lettering piece, marbled endpapers, edges sprinkled red. Scattered light foxing, light edge wear and a few abrasions to leather, else a very good copy. A handsome copy of this venerable book, respected for its narrative, and valued for its accomplished aquatint engravings: "An unusual feature is the use of aquatint for the maps and plans, Map Number 11 in particular, being almost entirely aquatint used as contour shading" (Abbey). From the library of American film actor Glenn Ford, with his armorial bookplate. Abbey, Travel, 547.



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