The Royal Military Chronicle or British Officer's Monthly Register and Mentor, Volume V (5) BOUND with ' the Life of Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia ....' & 'The History of the Revolution in Portugal, in the Year 1640; or an Account Of....' This Volume 5 Covering December 1812 - April 1813.

By: Anon (Various)

Price: £600.00

Quantity: 1 available


In contemporary (1800s) Half-Leather with gilt titling/banding/small decorations and marbled paper boards. Quite an attractive book, but scruffy and with damage/some loss to the leather. The boards (and the leather) are worn and badly scuffed to all 4 corners, with loss to the leather, and the spine edges have split on the top and bottom edges and are cracking all up the sides. Some small loss there and to the head/tail of the spine and to the rear inner edges. There is also some cracking of the leather to the centre of the spine but no loss. ALL hinges holding tight however and for it's age it looks quite reasonable. This is an oddity and the collation is difficult as the book consists of a most attractive Engraved Title Page to Volume V, dated 1813, with a small rectangular engraved vignette 'View of Horseguards from St James Park'. This is followed by The Title/Contents page for 'The Royal Military Chronicle or British Officer's Monthly Register and Mentor, for DECEMBER 1812' followed by a full page engraving of the bust of The Marquis of Wellington (pages 92 to 168 pp) : then 'The Royal Military Chronicle... ' for JANUARY 1813, pages 169 - 248 pp including a tissue guarded engraved Portrait of 'The Prince Regent' and a Large fold-out map of Russia in Europe : Then follows the Title page for 'The Life of Peter The Great, Emperor of Russia, Including the History of The Russian Empire During His Reign; with an Historical Sketch of the Most Important Events During That Period. A New Edition with Corrections - (167 pp) - No Author given but published 1812 by J. Davis the Publisher of The Royal Military Chronicle. ; This is followed by 'The Royal Military Chronicle....' for FEBRUARY 1813, pages 249 - 328 pp including an engraved Portrait of 'Major William Nicholas Royal Engineers' and a Very Large fold-out map of Poland: Followed by - 'The Royal Military Chronicle....' for MARCH 1813, pages 329 - 412 pp including an engraved Portrait of 'General Abercromby' : Followed by - 'The Royal Military Chronicle....' for APRIL 1813, pages 413 - 494 pp, (Including the Index to Volume V) - this issue includes a tissue guarded engraved Portrait of 'The Right Hon'ble Earl of Cavan' and a smaller fold-out Map of the 'Position and Environs of Salamanca', : Finally Bound in at the End is 'The History of the Revolution in Portugal, in the Year 1640; or, An Account of Their Revolt from Spain, and setting the crown on Don John of Braganza, Father to Don Pedro, and Catherine Queen Dowager of England'. Translated from the French of Vertot. Thence Continued Down to the Present Time. Published 1813 by J. Davis, Military Chronicle Office. The Large fold out Maps have grubby edges from being left 'proud' of the book, but are all complete, and are very clean good clear impressions (printed on good quality paper). The first six pages in the book have some light old damp staining to the top on the blank margins, and a couple of the later full page engravings also have a little old damp staining to the top sections. Plain endpapers. Generally the book is Internally VERY Good. This seems to have been a personally bound volume and going from the list of 'Embellishments' at the end of the Volume Index which lists 6 portraits starting with 'His Majesty George III' - it would appear that Volume 5 should have started with the Chronicle for November 1812 with his portrait. This is not bound in - but this issue has NOT been removed from this vol, and given the Additional books in this volume relating to the content of these issues, it has instead been bound in the previous volume by the former owner. At the time of listing I also have this volume (Vol. 4) for sale. Contents of this Volume (5) include : - The War in Spain, The Occupation of Madrid, The War between Russia and France, All current (1811/12/13) Military movements/info, together with Biographies of the major Military figures of the day, Casualties of War, etc, and Various articles on Campaigns, Medical problems, etc, older Memoirs, etc, ; Memoir of the Expedition to Egypt 1800; Account of the Legion of Honour; Extracts/Articles from The London Gazette, and all things Military of this period, etc, etc, etc. Images available on Request. As noted above, at the time of listing I also have the previous volume (4) covering May 1812 - November 1812, for sale. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall

Title: The Royal Military Chronicle or British Officer's Monthly Register and Mentor, Volume V (5) BOUND with ' the Life of Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia ....' & 'The History of the Revolution in Portugal, in the Year 1640; or an Account Of....' This Volume 5 Covering December 1812 - April 1813.

Author Name: Anon (Various)

Categories: Foreign Travel. Exploration, Europe, Antiquarian -18th Century or Earlier, Biography. Essays. Letters. Diaries, Middle East/Egypt, History & Politics. Churchill, Military/War Related, Medicine, Reference & Law, Magazines, Newspapers, Periodicals, Russia, Royalty,

Edition: 1st Edition (Plus.... see description)

Publisher: London, J. Davis, Essex Street, Strand: 1812/13

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 112801

Keywords: The Royal Military Chronicle Or British Officer's Monthly Register And Mentor, Volume V (5). BOUND With ' The Life Of Peter The Great, Emperor Of Russia ....' & 'the History Of The Revolution In Portugal, In The Year 1640; Or An Account Of....' The Marquis Of Wellington; 1811; 1812; 1813, Militatry Campaigns; Military Biographies; London Gazette; The War In Spain, The Occupation Of Madrid, The War Between Russia And France, All Current (1811/12/13) Military Movements/info, Together With Biographies Of The Major Military Figures Of The Day, Casualties Of War, Etc, And Various Articles On Campaigns, Medical Problems, Etc, Extracts/articles From The London Gazette, And All Things Military Of This Period, Etc, ; Petersberg To Riga; Petersburgh; Memoir Of The Expedition To Egypt 1800; J. Davis, Publisher Military Chronicle Offices, London; Account Of The Legion Of Honour;