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JENKINS. (James) e William Heath. THE MARTIAL ACHIEVEMENTS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND HER ALLIES;

FROM 1799 TO 1815. London: Printed for Js. JENKINS. [1814-15].

In folio de 34,5x27,7 cm. Com viii págs, (ii págs), [59 fólios de texto + 53 gravuras].

Encadernação da época com lombada e cantos em pele. Cortes das folhas dourados.

Ilustrado com 53 gravuras, a dedicatória com o brasão de Wellington colorido, 52 gravuras de cenas militares coloridas à mão com água-tinta e 1 frontispício não colorido aberto em chapa.

Primeira edição.

Magnífico exemplar no seu estado original, encontra-se em excelente estado de conservação. Apresenta margens muito generosas, preserva quase todas as folhas originais de papel vegetal que protegem as gravuras e contém, na folha anterior de guarda, um ex-libris armoriado de [Major] Gerard F. T. Leather.

Gerard Frederick Towlerton Leather, Edimburgo 1865 - 1941, dos Northumberland Fusiliers, mais tarde Coronel, posto em que se reformou.

Esta é a mais famosa obra com o registo das principais batalhas do exército britânico nas guerras napoleónicas. Com exceção das gravuras 25 e 31, retrata em ordem cronológica as acções militares britânicas durante as campanhas de Napoleão, com particular incidência nos eventos na Península Ibérica, desde a derrota e retirada de La Coruña até à vitória em Talavera e os feitos do exército Anglo-Português orientado pelo brilhante estratega Duque de Wellington, apoiado pelos irregulares espanhóis não afectos a José Bonaparte.

6 das gravuras reportam a batalhas no território português, como Roliça, Vimieiro, Grijó, Bussaco, Barrosa e Pombal, bem como a muitas outras a batalhas no território de Espanha, na Raia, batalhas em que o contributo do exército Anglo-Português foi decisivo.

As gravuras das batalhas foram executadas a partir de desenhos de William Heath e abertas em chapas por T. Sutherland, D. Havell, M. Dubourg e J. Hill.

1. Frontis. [Vignette title: "Martial Achievements"]

2. Title page.

3. "Martial Achievements" Coat of Arms.

4. Storming of Seringapatam - May 4th 1799.

5. Defence of the Breach at St. Jean d"Acre, May 8th 1799.

6. Landing of the British Troops in Egypt, March 8, 1801.

7. Death of Sir Ralph Abercromby, March 21, 1801.

8. Battle of Maida - July 4th 1806.

9. Storming of Monte Video - Feb 3rd 1807.

10. Battle of Roleia (Roliça) - Aug 17th 1808.

11. Battle of Vimiera (Vimieiro) - Aug 21st 1808.

12. Battle of Corunna, Jan 17th 1809.

13. Death of Sir John Moore, Jan 17, 1809.

14. Battle of Grigo (Grijó) - May 11th 1809.

15. Battle of Salamonda - May 16th 1809.

16. Battle of Talavera, July 28th 1809.

17. Battle of Busaco (Bussaco) - Sept 27th 1810.

18. Battle of Barrosa, March 5th 1811.

19. Battle of Pombal - March 12th 1811.

20. Defeat of a French Division before Badajos - March 25th 1811.

21. Battle of Fuentes d"Onoro - May 5th 1811.

22. Battle of Albuera - May 16th 1811.

23. Marshall Beresford disarming a Polish Lancer, at the Battle of Albuera - May 16th 1811.

24. Siege of Badajoz, June 1811.

25. Storming of Ciudad Rodrigo, Jan 19th 1813.

26. Gen Sir Thomas Picton Storming the Moorish Castle of Badajos. March 31st 1812.

27. Battle of Salamanca, July 22nd 1812.

28. Battle of Seville - Aug 27th 1812.

29. Burning of Moscow, Sept 1812.

30. Flight of Bonaparte from the Battle of Krasnoi.

31. Bonaparte"s Flight in Disguise from Russia, 1811.

32. Battle of castalla, April 13th 1813.

33. Entrance of Lord Wellington into Salamanca; at the Head of a Regiment of Hussars - May 20th 1813.

34. Battle of Morales - June 2nd 1813.

35. Battle of Vittoria, June 21, 1813.

36. Battle of Vittoria, Bringing in the Prisoners.

37. Siege of St. Sebastian - July, 1813.

38. Battle of the Pyrenees, July 28th 1813.

39. Storming of St. Sebastian, Aug 31st 1813.

40. Death of Moreau, before Dresden, Aug 1813.

41. Battle of Bidassoa - Oct 9th 1813.

42. Battle of Leipsic, Oct 19th 1813.

43. Meeting of the Emperors of Russia & Austria, King of Prussia, & Crown Prince of Sweden, in the Great Square of Leipsic, Oct 18th 1813.

44. Blowing Up of the Bridge at Elster.

45. Battle of Nivelle - Nov 10th 1813.

46. Battle of St. Jean de Luz - Dec 10th 1813.

47. Attack on the Road to Bayonne - Dec 13th 1813.

48. Battle of Orthes, Feb 27th 1814.

49. Entrance of the Allies into Paris - March 31st 1814.

50. Battle of Toulouse - April 10th 1814.

51. The Sortie from Bayonne, at 3 in the Morning, on the 14th April 1814.

52. Battle of Quarter Bras - June 16th 1815. 53. The Centre of the British Army in Action at the Battle of Waterloo, June 18th 1815.

54. The Left wing of the British Army in Action at the Battle of Waterloo - June 18th 1815.

William Heath (1794 – 1840) ficou conhecido pelas suas ilustrações militares e, mais tarde, a partir de 1820 pelas primeiras caricaturas sociais publicadas em revistas que ajudou a fundar. Alguns dos seus trabalhos foram publicados sob o pseudónimo de Paul Pry.

2 exemplares na Biblioteca Nacional, um da colecção de Duarte de Sousa.

 

 In folio. 34.5x27.7 cm. viii pp. (ii pags), [59 text folios + 53 engravings].

Binding: Half calf. Raised bands and gilt title on spine. Gilt edges.

Illustrated with a dedication with Wellington’s coloured coat of arms and 52 hand coloured engravings depicting military scenes, plus one black and white frontispiece.

First edition.

Magnificent copy in its original condition. Very well preserved, it presents quite generous margins, almost all the paper sheets protecting the prints, and on the front end papers an armorial ex-libris from Major Gerard Frederick Towlerton F. T. Leather.

Gerard Frederick Towlerton Leather, Edimburgo 1865 - 1941, from the Northumberland Fusiliers, later colonel, and retired as such.

This is the most famous work with the record of the main battles the English Army took part during the Napoleonic Wars, with particular emphasis on events in the Iberian Peninsula, from the defeat and withdrawal of La Coruña to the victory in Talavera and the feats of the Anglo-Portuguese army led by the brilliant strategist Duke of Wellington, supported by irregular Spaniards not devoted to Joseph Bonaparte.

6 of the engravings depict battles in Portuguese territory (Roliça, Vimieiro, Grijó, Bussaco, Barrosa and Pombal), and many others to battles within the Spanish territory, near the border, battles for which the contribution of the Anglo-Portuguese army was decisive.

The prints were engraved by T Sutherland, D.Havell, M. Dubourg and J. Hill from drawings by William Heath.

William Heath (1794-1840) was known for his military illustrations and later, from 1820 onwards, for the first social cartoons published in magazines that he helped to found. Some of his works were published under the pseudonym of Paul Pry.

2 copies in the PortugueseNational Library, one from the collection of Duarte de Sousa

 

Referência: 1609JC010
Local: M-10-B-6


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