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(Eaton, Charlotte Waldie) The Battle of Waterloo, Containing The Series Of Accounts Published By Authority, British And Foreign... By A Near Observer, London, 1815. 6th edition with added plate. 8vo. 296 pp with two folding maps and two folding plates of panoramic views with original hand color. Binding a little worn, front hinge cracking. By 1817 Eaton's book had gone through ten editions, a testament to the public's insatiable interest in the battle, and perhaps a tribute to her sister Jane Watts' panorama of the battlefield so detailed "every house, every bush, every tree, every undulation is distinctly copied from nature." The sisters were among the many British visitors to Brussels that fateful June and witnessed the turmoil caused by a major battle fought ten miles from the city center. Sold

-- Folding frontispiece A Sketch of the Battle of Waterloo Fought Sunday, June 18, 1815. 7 x 10. Original color. Light transference from tp else Fine.
-- Plates 1 and 2, Panorama of the Battle of Waterloo..., each 8 x 21 (overall 8 x 43) with full original hand color. A little fold wear and one split on Plate 2 extending into the image. A scenic view rather than a battle depiction, with a key identifying important aspects of the action. A few pencil notes in an old hand amplify the captions.
-- Plan Of The Operation of the campaign in the Netherlands... 12 x 8. Full original color. Fold separation and a marginal tear 1" into a blank area.

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