A Poem on the Battle of Waterloo. William Whitehead.
A Poem on the Battle of Waterloo
A Poem on the Battle of Waterloo

A Poem on the Battle of Waterloo

London: Thomas Davison, 1820. Hardcover. xiii, [3], 111, [1] p.; 23 cm. Contemporary binding with spine rebacked, retaining much of original red leather; plain pink paper over boards. Pages are untrimmed. In attractive modern slipcase covered in red and black paper; gilt-tooled title on slipcase spine: Battle of Waterloo. List of 274 subscribers, (pp. 107-111) with the number of copies each ordered (where more than one), includes Czar Alexander I of Russia; King William I of the Netherlands; King Frederick William III of Prussia; Commander-in-chief of British forces, Field Marshal Frederick, Duke of York and Albany; and the Duke of Wellington. Inscription dated 1833 on front fixed endpaper. Although this poem is frequently attributed to the Poet Laureate William Whitehead, he died in 1785, 30 years before the Battle of Waterloo. No information about the author of this poem has been located. This is the very scarce original edition of this work -- not a reprint and not a POD. In Very Good Condition: rebacked, as described; boards are rubbed and soiled; lacking much paper over back board; internally clean and crisp. Slipcase is in Fine Condition. Very Good. Item #003508

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