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    A Stunning Account of the Battle of Waterloo, Illustrated with Numerous Hand-Colored Aquatint Plates

    William Mudford. An Historical Account of The Campaign in the Netherlands, in 1815, Under his Grace the Duke of Wellington, and Marshal Prince Blucher, Comprising the Battles of Ligny, Quatre Bras, and Waterloo; with a Detailed Narrative of the Political Events Connected with Those Memorable Conflicts, Down to the Surrender of Paris, and the Departure of Bonaparte for St. Helena. Embellished with a Series of Plates by James Rouse. London: Printed for Henry Colburn, 1817.

    First edition. Folio. xviii, 368 pages. Half-title, hand-colored frontispiece and additional title page illustrated by Cruikshank, hand-colored folding plate of the Battle of Waterloo, twenty-six hand-colored aquatint plates, a folding tinted aquatint plan, and a fold-out engraved map. Index. Watermarked 1816.

    Bound in sumptuous red morocco, gilt extra, with green morocco accents on spine between five raised bands, bound by Booklovers Bindery of New York. All edges gilt, lavish dentelles with blue morocco doublures and white moiré silk free endpapers. Occasional foxing to text. Moderate foxing/toning to frontispiece, printed title page, folding plate of Waterloo, and fold-out map. Plan and map have a couple of repairs to reverse. Plates in marvelous condition: clean, with bright colors. A wonderful copy in an absolutely stunning binding. Fine. From the Estate of John McLaughlin.

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