Title: The War in the Peninsula, and Wellington's Campaigns in France and Belgium. With Original Maps and Plans.
Author: H. R. [Herbert Russell] Clinton
Description: Third Edition, with the author's revisions. No stated publication date (likely about 1880, based on the owner's inscription). Rust-brown cloth boards stamped in black; gilt lettering on spine. Boards show general wear. Inner front hinge exposed, but firm. Previous owner's inscription on flyleaf (see below). Some pencil underlining and marginalia. Index. Illustrated with 15 maps and plans. xv. Frontispiece with tissue guard (showing portraits of 16 French and British commanders). 471 pages. 7 x 4.75 inches.
History of the Peninsular War (1808-1814), fought on the Iberian Peninsula by Spain, Portugal, and the United Kingdom against the invading forces of Napoleon and the French.
[I] The Origin of the Peninsular War.
[II] The Deliverance of Portugal--Rolica, Vimiera, Cintra.
[III] Moore's March into Spain--The Retreat to Coruna.
[IV] The Campaign on the Douro and the March to Talavera.
[V] Massena's Invasion of Portugal.
[VI] The Frontier Campaign of 1811--Fuentes D'Onoro and Albuera.
[VII] The Frontier Campaign of 1812--Storming of Ciudad Rodrigo and Madajos.
[VIII] The Salamanca Campaign, and the March to Madrid and Burgos.
[IX] The Deliverance of Spain.
[X] The Invasion of France--Bidassoa, Nivelle, Nive, before Bayonne.
[XI] The Invasion of France continued--Bayonne, Orthes, Toulouse.
[XII] The Waterloo Campaign. Chronological Summary.
The author, Herbert Russell Clinton (b. 1847), was a British army instructor living in London in 1880.
This volume was owned by Lieut. John Spry Parke (1853-1927), a native of Tennessee, who in 1880, after being stationed at Fort Klamath where he was in charge of military prisoners, was transferred to the Vancouver Barracks in the Washington Territory. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War and served in the Philippines. He retired in 1915 with the rank of colonel and resided in St. Helens, Oregon.
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: Frederick Warne & Co.
Keywords: Peninsular War, history, military, Napoleonic Wars, Iberian Peninsula, Napoleon, Bonaparte, Portugal, Spain, France, England, nineteenth century, 19th century, Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, John Spry Parke,
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