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TORENO, Conde de. Historia del Levantamiento, Guerra y Revolucion de Espana.

Madrid. Imprenta de don Tomas Jordan, 1835. First Spanish edition.
8vo. In five volumes. Contemporary marbled calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-pieces, gilt, marbled edges. Rubbed, with surface loss to spines. Marbled endpapers, Armorial bookplates of 'De Kimberley' and 'Edwardi Craven' to FEPs, with the latter's blind-stamped device to head of all titles, recent ink ownership inscriptions to blank fly-leaves, ink shelf-marks to endpapers and Vol. I title, occasional spotting.
The first Spanish edition of the exhaustive history of Spanish involvement in the Peninsular War by politician, Don Jose Maria Queipo de Llano y Ruiz de Saravia, 7th Count of Toreno (1786-1843). Written over nine years beginning in 1823, Toreno's comprehensive study is one of the earliest accounts of the war by a Spaniard, and moreover one who held prominent roles during that time, serving both during the first occupation of Asturias by the French, and later as a member of the Cortes Generales.
£ 400.00 Antiquates Ref: 11456