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 an Officer 1815

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[Col. David Roberts] 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 an Officer. London: Printed for Patrick Martin, 198, Oxford-Street, Corner of Orchard-Street, 1815. First edition. 23 cm; 8vo; [frontispiece; title page, with W. Wilson, Printer, 4 Greville-Street, Hatton-Garden, London, on the verso; dedication to the subalterns of the British Army; 188 pages]; fifteen hand-colored full-page etchings by Thomas Rowlandson: a frontispiece plus fourteen in-text illustrations.

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Thomas Rowlandson. [Col. David Roberts] 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 an Officer. London: Printed for Patrick Martin, 198, Oxford-Street, Corner of Orchard-Street, 1815. First edition. 23 cm; 8vo; [frontispiece; title page, with W. Wilson, Printer, 4 Greville-Street, Hatton-Garden, London, on the verso; dedication to the subalterns of the British Army; 188 pages]; fifteen hand-colored full-page etchings by Thomas Rowlandson: a frontispiece plus fourteen in-text illustrations.

Resewn, but not over-sewn, and rebound in full black morocco with five raised bands. Top edge of the text block was trimmed slightly for gilding, the rest of the page is untrimmed. The text-illustrations are all numbered and signed “Drawn & Etched by Rowlandson”; and, all are bound in where designated by the publisher on the top right-hand corner above the etching frame. Plates 3, 5, 7 and 8 were trimmed of “London: Pub. Feby. 1.1815 by P. Martin, 198 Oxford Street.” Plate 4 states “L. Martin” instead of P. Martin. A magnificent copy. Tooley, 417; Abbey Life, 378.