WATERLOO - The Battle of Waterloo & Quatre Bras, Ligny & Wavre illustrated with Engravings of the Principal Scenes of Action including Correct Military Plans together with Grand Views of the Battles on large Scale Maps and a Comprehensive History from Official Documents other Authentic Sources and Eyewitness Accounts Published in a Limited Edition of 1815 Copies. London, Extraordinary Editions, 2015.
Two volumes, folio. Original chocolate brown calf with stitched title and decoration on front cover; all housed in a wooden writing slope; as new.
One of 200 copies of the Exemplary (de luxe) Edition. 'The Exemplary Edition consists of the same book block and end papers, however all three sides are gilded. In addition the book is fully leather bound, by hand, in a specially selected chocolate calf, with raised bands and gold lettering to the spine and featuring the cover design embroidered in coloured thread with gold and silver details. The map portfolio is also hand crafted in a full leather binding of matching calf with raised bands on the spine, blocked in gold with the design of the Waterloo medal and lined with scarlet silk. The Exemplary also features two additional maps, including a facsimile of the Duke of Wellington’s own map, which he is believed to have used during the battle and a full sized copy of Du Craan’s incredibly detailed map, which he created for the King. The key to which appears fully translated on the reverse. The Exemplary Edition and the leather map portfolio are presented together in a hand crafted, wooden writing slope, designed to replicate the traditional travelling desk that an officer would have taken on the campaign (publisher's website). - No free shipping due to weight.