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BRUCE, H[enry] A[ustin]. Life of General Sir William Napier, K. C. B..

London. John Murray, 1864. First edition.
8vo. In two volumes. vii, [1], 556; v, [1], 578pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume. Original publisher's blue cloth, gilt. Slight rubbing to extremities, spines sunned. Upper hinge of volume II cracked, short marginal tear to Z2 of Vol. I, otherwise internally clean and crisp. Bookplate of Lord Raglan and recent armorial bookplate of Cefntilla to FEP of each volume.
A detailed life of General Sir William Francis Patrick Napier (1785-1860), Irish military historian and soldier of the British Army who saw service during the Peninsular War, compiled by his son-in-law Henry Austin Bruce (1815-1895) who describes him rather lovingly as a man 'so terrible in anger, so melting in tenderness, so sparkling in fun'.
£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 13099