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The History of the Peninsular War
By Charles Oman
9 volumes complete
Rare first editions

Here a rare chance to acquire one of the greatest works of narrative military history written in any language. This was Charles Oman’s life work and finest hour; his narrative of the Peninsular War is epic in scope and scale with Oman’s usual analytical rigor.
This set a very rare true first edition.
A real feature of the set is the 100s of full colour fine full page and fold-out maps, produced t the highest standard.

Volume 1- 1807-1809
From the treaty of Fontainebleau to the Battle of Corunna
Volume 2- Jan-Sep 1809
From Corunna to the end of the Talavera campaign
Volume 3-Sep 1809-Dec 1810
Ocana Cadiz Bussaco, Torres Vedras
Volume 4- Dec 1810-Dec 1811
Massena’s retreat; Fuentes de Onoro; Albuera; Tarragona
Volume 5- Oct 1811-Aug 1812
Valencia; Ciudad Rodrigo; Badajoz; Salamanca; Madrid
Volume 6- Sep 1812-Aug 1813
Siege of Burgos; Retreat from Burgos; Vittoria; Pyrenees
Volume 7- Aug 1813-April 1814
Capture of St Sebastian, Invasion of France, Battles of the Nivelle, The Nive, Orthez and Toulouse

Volume 8- Biographical Dictionary of Officers killed and wounded 1808-1814
Volume 9- Modern Studies of the War in Spain and Portugal 1808-1814 (essays edited by Paddy Griffith)

225 x 150mm each

7 volumes early first editions; uniform bindings
Red cloth with gilt titles to spine; gilt medals to front boards
Oxford University Press; 1902-1930;
656+664+568+664+634+785+574 pages- over 4400 pages in all; many engravings, many excellent fold-out colour maps; 100s of fine maps in all
Very Good+ condition- surprisingly good for this set.

Volumes 8-9 published later; first editions
Hardback, dustwrapper; Greenhill, 1998-9; 640 + 462 pages
Very Good condition

Will not be offered below start;
Similar complete sets are worth in excess of $2000 on the market.
Volumes 6-7 are especially rare.

Heavy for post- 11kg in all, thus post cost.
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  • Seller location: Christchurch City, Canterbury, NZ

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