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UNDER WELLINGTON'S COMMAND: A TALE OF THE PENINSULA WAR.

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UNDER WELLINGTON'S COMMAND: A TALE OF THE PENINSULA WAR.

by HENTY**, G[eorge] A[lfred]:

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  • hardcover
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VG./No dw/dj - as issued.
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UK,12mo HB,undated (nd.),reprint.[UK,1st edn first published by same publisher in 1899,after the US 1st edn,a year earlier,1898.This example, an undated,but an early reprint.With Bombay included in the Publisher's address,this would date the book at the earliest,circa 1901 or onwards - as the publisher opened that office/address in that year,1901.The practice by the British Museum of dating all books when first catalogued was most helpful.But the loss of records and books in the 1941 London bombing air raids of WW2 (which also destroyed Blackie's "50 Old Bailey" so common on Henty title pages) was an irreparable misfortune and loss.] VG.No owner inscrptn to off-set foxed free white endpapers (front+rear) and slightly cleaner and brighter pastedowns,no dw/dj - if issued? Bright,crisp,and generally clean - with ubiquitous,but minimal bumping and rubbing to corners - publisher's original colour illustrated, decorated front board+spine/backstrip,red cloth covered boards.Front board with colour printed decoration of a soldier/officer holding a sword, and raised left arm,standing on rocks with bright,cream ink printed title+ author's name lettering to top edge of front bd above the illustration. Though generally bright and clean,the spine/backstrip is slightly sunned /faded,to a standing figure of a soldier/officer,cream title+author letters faded but still discernible,brighter black ink printed publisher's name to foot of spine/backstrip.Rear board plain and without tooling,decoration or illustration,but with a small dent.Top edges heavily aged/toned and dust- soiled,fore and bottom edges also aged/toned - but to a much lesser degree; contents generally bright,tight,clean - hardly any spotting/foxing to body of text - solid and sound apart from front hinge between verso of title page and the preface opposite,which is cracked,though rear hinge intact.The forward obliques,i.e. /,in the following title page description,are used to indicate a blank space or line(s) between the preceding and following written words.Title page: Under Wellington's/Command/A Tale of the Peninsular War/By/G. A. Henty/Author of (list of titles - 4)/ ILLUSTRATED BY WAL PAGET/ BLACKIE AND SON LIMITED/LONDON GLASGOW AND BOMBAY. Contents: 5.3/8ths" x 7.1/2" (Large Crown 8v HB),plain white off-set foxed free endpapers,colour illustrated frntis,title page (as above and already described) with Blackie's list of Henty titles to verso,author's preface,separate contents and illustrations lists/tables, 6 illustrations (only the frntis coloured others monochrome,all called for and present) throughout the text and the book,3-vpp+11-383pp [paginated] comprising XXI(21) chapters. "Mr Henty resumes the absorbing story of the Peninsular War,and carries it on as far as the battle of Salamanca. The Irish heroes' further adventures by land and sea will be found extremely entertaining, told as they are,in stimulating fashion.Mr Henty offers several clever and humorous sketches of Irish character,and the book should prove not less successful than its predecessors." - Daily Telegraph. Since April 2013,again in March 2015,and in this year too,the UK Post Office has altered it's Pricing in Proportion template,altering it's prices, weight allowances,dimensions and lowered it's qualifying compensation rates too! So,please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk ,for correct and possibly,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

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Bookseller
R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
rja632916
Title
UNDER WELLINGTON'S COMMAND: A TALE OF THE PENINSULA WAR.
Author
HENTY**, G[eorge] A[lfred]:
Illustrator
illus by Wal Paget.
Format/binding
H/back,decorated cloth bds,no dw/dj,as issued..
Book condition
Used - VG.
Jacket condition
No dw/dj - as issued.
Quantity available
1
Edition
UK,12mo HB,undated reprint.
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
LONDON.BLACKIE AND SON LIMITED [nd.].
Keywords
q52.CHILDRENS/ILLUSTRATED.UK,12mo HB,reprint.No ISBN.Peninsular War_Salamanca_battles_fiction_novels.Boys fiction_G.A. Henty.Books new,used,signed,rare.
Bookseller catalogs
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