A Narrative of the Campaign of the British Army in Spain, Commanded by His Excellency Lieut.-General Sir John Moore. Welcher Binding, Samuel, James Esq Moore.

Moore Family Copy, Bound by Samuel Welcher

A Narrative of the Campaign of the British Army in Spain, Commanded by His Excellency Lieut.-General Sir John Moore.

London: 1809.

Fifth edition, corrected. Frontispiece portrait of John Moore, 2 partially colored folding maps (“Plan of the Action Near Coruña” & “Spain & Portugal with the March of the British Columns”), extra-illustrated with engraved view of the wooden monument erected by Spain at the site of Moore’s grave and an original ink and wash drawing if the same monumemt, dated August 18, 1809, both with black ink funerary borders. xii, 238, 89, [1] pp. 4to. Moore Family Copy, Bound by Samuel Welcher. Full black straight-grained morocco, wide gilt and blindstamped borders composed of a Greek key motif and small floral tools on a studded background, surrounding gilt-blocked arms and motto of the Moore family and the Order of the Bath on the front cover, and military tomb on rear cover, spine with double raised bands, lettered in two compartments, the rest gilt, wide turn-ins tooled in gilt, blue moiré endpapers, a.e.g., by Welcher (with his yellow label on verso of front free endpaper, “Bound by Welcher, 12, Villiers Strt. Strand”). Wear to front joint, just starting at lower end Item #262164

A narrative of General Moore’s campaign against the French during the Napoleonic wars in Spain, in a fine binding by Samuel Welcher. Moore (1761-1809) was killed during the battle at Coruña, his army exhausted, badly outnumbered and short of supplies. He was celebrated as a national hero in England and Spain, where a monument was errected on the site of his grave in Coruña (depicted here in an engraving and original drawing). This was likely a family copy — the arms of the Moore family are stamped on the front cover, and an autograph euglogy on the death of John Moore MD (1729-1802), father of Sir John Moore, is affixed to the front flyleaf, followed by 11 pages of autograph transcriptions of encomiums on the life of Sir John Moore.

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