Title THE PENINSULAR WAR.
Publisher Hart-Davis MacGibbon, London, (1973).
Seller ID 10760
208 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w and color reproductions, maps. "It began in 1808 with Napoleon at the height of his power, and ended with his attempted suicide in 1814; he called it his 'Spanish ulcer'. It began w ith the young Sir Arthur Wellesley eighth in official line of command, and saw his rise to the title of Duke of Wellington and Britain's greatest general; in a series of savagely-fought battles - Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vitoria - Wellington's 'scum' avenged Corunna and swept Spain clean of France's finest troops..." Very light edge wear to boards, top corners of boards light bumped, small bump to top edge of rear board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has crease at top of rear flap, light edge wrinkling, scuffs at top edge of front flap, minor edge wear elsewhere. VG/VG