Military Adventures of Johnny Newcome, The
London: Printed for Patrick Martin, 1816. Item #04852
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. Second Edition. London: Printed for Patrick Martin, 1816.
Second edition. Octavo (8 9/16 x 5 3/8 inches; 218 x 137 mm). , 188 pp. Fifteen hand-colored aquatint plates drawn and etched by Rowlandson, including frontispiece. Lower margin of pp. 65/66 replaced just affecting one letter on verso. Small hole (1/8 inch) on pp. 111/112 just affecting one letter. Some minor offsetting from plates to text and some scattered light foxing to text.
Bound ca. 1930 in full dark red crushed levant morocco, covers with triple gilt-rule borders, spine with two raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt-decorated board edge corners, triple gilt-ruled turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut. Original purple cloth covers and spine bound in at end.
"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 (First edition, 1815); Tooley 418; Hardie, p. 158; Prideaux, p. 305.