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A Near Run Thing - The Day of Waterloo.

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A Near Run Thing - The Day of Waterloo.


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UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st reprint edn.[Originally,first published UK, (London) COLLINS,1968.This Literary Guild edn first published October,1968 and this example is its first reprint of March,1969. Republished by Collins and The History Book Club (UK) in 1971.] FINE-/VG.No owner inscrptn and no printed price - subscription book club - so no clip to dw/dj.Wrap-around bright,colour pictorial illustrated dw/dj (painting detail from painting of British cavalry charge by Denis Dighton) with white lettering to front panel,similalry lettered but dulled spine/backstrip with negligible shelf-wear,some bumping and creasing to edges and corners,top front+rear corner tips minisculely chipped with reciprocal loss,similarly both head+foot of spine/backstrip the same.Top edges slight dust soiling,fore-edges brighter and both sets without foxing/spotting; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips - appears unread - other than my own collation.Publisher's bright,crisp, unblemished,sharp-cornered,original plain black cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt lettered spine/backstrip,repeated orange+b/w battle map with positions of principal characters when the battle began,illustrated endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st reprint edn,vi-viiipp+ 6-239pp [paginated] includes author's introduction,6 chapters/ sections: Dawn,Morning,Noon,Afternoon,Evening and Night,profuse illus contemporary b/w+colour portraits,b/w+colour contemporary illustration reproductions,b/w battle plans/maps and some modern b/w scenic photographs throughout the text,and to the rear,illustrations list/table and an Index; plus [unpaginated] b/w circular illustration reproduction to half-title,title page,separate contents+maps lists/ tables, individual chapter/section separator pages with a b/w illustration each.
Visually the exterior appearance is acceptable for book's age, particularly internally,the book is in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation.It is only the exterior faults described that prevent a higher grading for the dw/dj.Despite them,it really is still an exceptional copy for its brightness and cleanliness. David Howarth has used his scrupulous technique to put together the stories of many people who were there and to make a far more clear and comprehensive account of the Battle than any one of them could have given at the time.Here,both in the natrrative and the unprecedented collection of sketches,paintings and drawings,are the heat and noise,the fear and elation,the pain and sustaining hope of glory which were every man's experience that day.
The first shots were fired at about eleven-thirty on a Sunday morning in June 1815.By nine o'clock that night,forty thousand men and ten thousand horses lay dead or wounded among the Belgian cornfields, and Napoleon had fled,abandoning his army and all hope of recovering his empire - and also,it was said,two million pounds worth of diamonds sewn into the lining of his uniform. This is the story of the men who were there.From their recollections, the author has recreated the battle as it appeared to them on the day it was fought - what they saw and heard,the little that they knew of what was happening,and above all what they felt.The author follows the fortunes of men of all ranks on both sides - and some women too.

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A Near Run Thing - The Day of Waterloo.
illus with contemporary b/w+colour portraits,b/w+colour contemporary illustration reproductions,b/w battle plans/maps and some m
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UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st reprint edn.
q52.NAVAL/MILITARY.BIOGRAPHY.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st reprint.Napoleon Bonaparte_Duke of Wellington_Battle of Waterloo.Contemporay historical participants accounts_reminiscences_Battle of Waterloo.Books new,used,signed,rare.
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