DALTON, Charles. The Waterloo Roll Call. With Biographical Notes and Anecdotes. London, Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1904.
8vo. Publisher's red cloth; spine lettered and ruled in gilt, front board lettered in black, ornamented in gilt; edges speckled; pp. xvi, 296, ; spine lightly sunned; light traces of humidity to outer edges of upper and lower boards; a small spot to front cover; bookplate to paste-down, Provenance: Society of Writers to His Majesty's Signet; ink inscriptions to paste-down and front fly-leaf; newspaper-clippings on the subject tipped-in to versos of half-title and title; annotations in ink throughout; a good copy.
Second edition, revised and enlarged. The ink annotations throughout detail the numbers of wounded, deceased, and missing after each battle described in the text. 'Time does not diminish the interest of Waterloo, for that combat of giants is indissolubly connected with Napoleon - the greatest master of the art of war the world has ever known. Since the publication of my Roll Call in 1890, I have reveived much additional information from the relatives of Waterloo officers. This has enabled me to bring out the present revised and enlarged edition' (Preface to this Second Edition). 'The Society of Writers to HM’s Signet (known as the WS Society) (Scottish charity SC050987) is the incorporated body of Scottish lawyers known as Writers to the Signet or “WS” with over 500 years of heritage' (WSSociety website).