London: Heinemann, 1979. Item #00860
One of Twenty-Five Copies Signed by Michael Glover and Sir Antony Read
and Specially Bound by Zaehnsdorf
[ZAEHNSDORF, binder]. [GLOVER, Michael, editor]. HENNELL, George. A Gentleman Volunteer. The Letters of George Hennell from the Peninsular War 1812-1813. Edited by Michael Glover. [With a Foreword by General Sir Antony Read]. London: Heinemann, .
First edition. “Of this edition 25 copies have been reserved by arrangement with the Publisher’s for fine binding by Zaehnsdorf. This is copy number 9 which has been specially bound for David Brass” (calligraphed on an inserted limitation leaf at front). Large octavo (9 3/16 x 6 inches; 234 x 152 mm.). , 181, [1, blank] pp. Six double-sided photographic plates and several maps and plans in the text.
One of twenty-five copies signed (on the half-title) by Michael Glover and Sir Antony Read and specially bound by Zaehnsdorf (stamp-signed in gilt on front turn-in) in full black morocco. Covers ruled in gilt, front cover with an oval onlaid red morocco medallion (3 1/2 x 2 15/16 inches; 88 x 75 mm.) stamped in gilt with the silhouette portrait of George Hennell (reproducing the portrait on the front flap of the dust jacket). Spine panelled and lettered in gilt with five raised bands and with a circular red morocco onlay with the Zaehnsdorf monogram stamped in gilt at the foot, board edges ruled in gilt, turn-ins decoratively stamped in gilt, all edges gilt, red watered silk doublures and liners. Original pictorial dust jacket bound in at end. A fine copy. Housed in the original fleece-lined black cloth slipcase.