An Account of the Earl of Peterborow’s Conduct in Spain, Chiefly since the raising the Siege of Barcelona, 1706. To which is added the Campaign of Valencia. With Original Papers [Peterborough]

By: Friend, John

Price: $100.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: very good


The 1707 edition unfortunately bound in brown imitation leather over flexible boards with black cloth spine labels and gilt titles (a durable, reader-friendly binding, I’ll give it that), 13 by 19.8 cm, half-title, title, [IV] 280 pp. The binding is near fine. The textblock is very good throughout with only minor foxing, some corner wear and chipping, and faint dampstains here and there. There is a name in ink on the first page of the dedication that looks like C. Killigrew, and a more modern name and city at the top of the page. There is a short poem about the love of books on the original ffep and the writing seems to match Killigrew’s signature. There is a 1967 date in ballpoint on the original rear free endpaper – possibly the date the book was bound. An account of Charles Mordaunt, 3rd Earl of Peterborough, and his command of an expedition to Spain during the War of the Spanish Succession from 1705-1707. Written by John Freind, a physician who accompanied the English army, under Mordaunt, into Spain. While this account was a popular book, Freind’s major work was The History of Physic in 1725.

Title: An Account of the Earl of Peterborow’s Conduct in Spain, Chiefly since the raising the Siege of Barcelona, 1706. To which is added the Campaign of Valencia. With Original Papers [Peterborough]

Author Name: Friend, John

Categories: Antiquarian, Military History, History, Europe,

Publisher: London, Printed for Jonah Bowyer: 1707

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: very good

Seller ID: 3811