London: Printed for Patrick Martin, 1815. Item #04780
Fifteen Hand-Colored Aquatint Plates Drawn and Etched by Thomas Rowlandson
[ROWLANDSON, Thomas, illustrator]. [ROBERTS, Lt. Col. David, author]. The Military Adventures of Johnny Newcome. With an Account of His Campaigns on the Peninsula and in Pall Mall: With Sketches by Rowlandson; and Notes. By and Officer. London: Printed for Patrick Martin, 1815.
First edition. Octavo (8 1/4 x 5 1/8 inches; 210 x 130 mm). , 188 pp. Fifteen hand-colored aquatint plates drawn and etched by Rowlandson, including frontispiece.
Handsomely bound ca. 1900 by Rivière and Son in full dark red crushed levant morocco, covers with triple gilt-rule borders, spine with five raised bands, elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt-ruled board edges, decorative gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut. Small neat and almost invisible repair to lower blank margin of title-page, some very minor offsetting from plates to text otherwise a very fine example in a fine early twentieth century binding.
"To the Subalterns of the British Army. Gentlemen, I shall , I trust, be acquitted of any servile view, when in dedicating this humble Essay to the Subalterns of the British Army, I adopt the only means in my powers of shewing how much I honour and admire them. I have the honour to be, Gentlemen, With the greatest respect, Your most obedient Servant, The Author." (Dedication)
Abbey, Life 378. Tooley 417. Hardie, p. 158. Prideaux, p. 305.