Explore Collections Explore The Collections
You are here: CollectionsOnline  /  The campaign of Waterloo, illustrated with engravings of Les Quatre Bras, La Belle Alliance, Hougoumont, La Haye Sainte, and other principal scenes of action; including a correct military plan, together with a grand view of the battle on a large scale. To which is prefixed a history of the campaign, compiled from official documents and other authentic sources.
top left corner
top right corner
bottom left corner
bottom right corner
Image Not Yet Available
BOWYER, Robert (1758--1835)
The campaign of Waterloo, illustrated with engravings of Les Quatre Bras, La Belle Alliance, Hougoumont, La Haye Sainte, and other principal scenes of action; including a correct military plan, together with a grand view of the battle on a large scale. To which is prefixed a history of the campaign, compiled from official documents and other authentic sources.
London: printed by T. Bensley and Son, for Robert Bowyer, 1816.
[2], 34 p., [5] pl. (1 map; 4 hand-col. aquat., 1 fold.) : [1] wd.-engr. illus. ; 47.0 cm. (2°)

Bound and issued as an additional element of An illustrated record of important events published by Robert Bowyer in 1815 (q.v.). At the time of publishing that work, Bowyer promised his subscribers that he would furnish gratis an account of important events in the campaign of Waterloo and directions to the binder. The latter, giving directions for binding plates in both volumes, is bound-in at the end of The campaign. Tipped-in between the two works is a facsimile letter from Robert Bowyer dated 21 June 1816 which evidently accompanied copies of The campaign of Waterloo and the 'Appendix' to the Illustrated record sent to subscribers.

Copy Notes Copy 1: The letter is inscribed in ink at the bottom part 3 Recvd £3. 0. 0 / J. Soane Esq. Bound with Bowyer's An illustrated record, 1815 (q.v.).
Copy 2: Without the directions to the binder. With armorial bookplate of Henry Crabb on front paste-down. Bound with another copy of Bowyer's An illustrated record, 1815.

Binding Copy 1: C19th half green morocco, blind roll-tooled borders, gilt double-rule spine, dark green morocco-grain publisher's cloth.
Copy 2: C19th full straight-grain green morocco, ornate gilt-tooled borders with palmette motif, gilt-tooled spine, gilt fore-edges. Probably bound by Fairbairn & Armstrong (cf. Charles Ramsden, London bookbinders 1780--1840, 1956, pl. VII).

Reference Number 1752


If you have any further information about this book,
please contact us:

books@soane.org.uk