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ORME, Edward.
The Battles of the British Army in Portugal, Spain and France from the year 1808 to 1814. Under the command of England's great captain Arthur Duke of Wellington
London: Edited, published and sold by Edw.d Orme, 1815
Circular discs (2.75" in diameter). 2 titles within a serpent border engraved by Rymer mounted on the inside of each cover (as issued), 13 hand-coloured aquatints, each with letterpress text mounted on verso (as issued). Original circular engraved bronze medal signed by F. Porter, profile portrait of Wellington in relief on the upper cover, winged angel on the lower cover inscribing a tablet "Record of Valour.". A very rare circular colour plate book housed inside an engraved medal, both the aquatints and the medal celebrating the military accomplishments of the British Army and the Duke of Wellington in the Napoleonic Wars. The thirteen hand-coloured aquatints each comprise a different battle of the war, each with descriptive text on verso. This work is quite rare, with but two copies located in OCLC; we know of one other copy in a private collection.

Coloured plates:

1. Battle of Waterloo.
2. Battle of Busaco.
3. Battle of Vimiero.
4. Battle of Albuera.
5. Passage of the Douro.
6. Battle of Toulouse.
7. Storming of St. Sebastian.
8. Battle of Pampeluna.
9. Battle of Vittoria.
10. Capture of Ciudad Rodrigo.
11. Battle of Salamanca.
12. Capture of Badajoz.
13. The Battle of Talavera.
Abbey, Life 466; Bobins II 376.
Hand coloured plates
History - England, Military
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