10-30-2016 10-30-2016
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2950B Boston
October 30, 2016 11:00 AMCalender
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Jenkins, James (fl. circa 1817) The Martial Achievements of Great Britain and Her Allies from 1799 to 1815.

$861$700
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2950B Location: Boston Date / Time: October 30, 2016 11:00AM

Description:

Jenkins, James (fl. circa 1817) The Martial Achievements of Great Britain and Her Allies from 1799 to 1815. London: for Js. Jenkins, [1814-1815]. First edition, first issue, folio, hand-colored frontispiece, engraved title (uncolored), hand-colored portrait of Wellington, and fifty-one hand-colored aquatints of battle scenes by Thomas Sutherland; text and plate paper watermarked "Whatman 1812," bound in full contemporary gilt-tooled tan calf, double endbands, inner gilt dentelles, marbled edges; some foxing to tissue guards, 11 x 14 in.
This work covers the Duke of Wellington's defeat of Napoleon and other important events of the Napoleonic wars, including: The Burning of Moscow, The Storming of St. Sebastian, The Entrance of the Allies into Paris, and The Battle of Waterloo.
Provenance: The Estate of David Spinney.
Estimate $4,000-6,000


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Keywords

Thomas Sutherland, Napoleon, David Spinney, United Kingdom, Wellington, London, Moscow, Paris