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The triumphs of Europe, in the campaigns of the years 1812, 1813, 1814 : commemorated by a series of twelve views of Moscow, the Kremlin, Leipsic, Dresden, Berlin, Frankfort on the Maine, Amsterdam, The Hague, Hamburgh, &c. &c. &c. : from original drawings in the collection of His Imperial Majesty the Emperor of Russia : and from other authentic sources : to which is prefixed, A concise history of those important events.

London : Printed by T. Bensley, Bolt Court, Fleet Street, for R. Bowyer, Marlborough Place, Pall Mall, 1814-1815.
Physical Description:
2 volumes (27, [20], 30-76, [12] pages, [26] leaves of plates ) : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 47 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2013 47
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Part 2 of the "concise history", originally issued as a continuation in 1815, is paged continuously with the original work and has separate title page: An illustrated record of important events in the annals of Europe during the years 1812, 1813, 1814 & 1815.
Sometimes attributed to Thomas Hartwell Horne.
"Copies of this book with varying number of plates up to 19 exist in abundance ... Plates 20 to 23 are, however, of extreme rarity, and it will be notice from the artist, the engraver, and the publisher that it [i.e., what Abbey calls the "Third part," containing plates 20-23] was sold as a separate entity. The fact, however, that a few copies have been seen bound as part of the Bowyer publication points to the supposition that Bowyer took over a number of copies for inclusion, and then cancelled them when the news arrived of Napoleon's escape from Elba. This is, of course, only surmise, but it appears a reasonable explanation for the disappearance of four plates that are among the finest aquatints of the period."--Abbey. The final four plates are signed: "Drawn by Capt. James Weir. Engraved by F. Jukes. London, Published by Jas. Daniell, 480, Strand, April, 1814."
Abbey, J.R. Life in England in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 352.
BAC: British Art Center Abbey copy bound in contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards.
Subject Terms:
Europe -- History -- 1789-1815.
France -- History -- Consulate and First Empire, 1799-1815.
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 -- Campaigns.
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815.
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1814-1815.
Bowyer, Robert, 1758-1834, publisher.
Bensley, Thomas, approximately 1760-1835, printer.
Horne, Thomas Hartwell, 1780-1862, attributed name.
Weir, James, -1820, illustrator.
Jukes, Francis, 1745-1812, engraver.

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