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PORTER, Sir Robert Ker (1777--1842)
A narrative of the campaign in Russia, during the year 1812. By Sir Robert Ker Porter. Second edition.
London: printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1814.
xii, 434 p., engr. frontis. port., [2] fold. hand-col. maps : tables ; 21.8 cm. (8º)

Porter, a noted British artist, was appointed historical painter to the Czar Alexander I in 1804. Following his marriage early in 1812 to a Russian princess, he was warmly received in Russian military and diplomatic circles, where he became well acquainted with Russian accounts of the events of 1812--13. His Narrative was first published shortly after his return to England in 1813. It includes a stipple-engraved frontispiece portrait of Prince Koutousoff [Kutuzov] engraved by James Hopwood and maps engraved by Samuel Neele, with hand-coloured battle positions.

Binding C19th calf, gilt-ruled borders, gilt triple-ruled spine, dark green spine-label. Bound by Hood & McCullock for 3s., [2 May] 1826. (Archives 16/12/38).

Reference Number 689


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