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NOLAN, Edward Henry.
The History of the War against Russia Illustrated.

London: Virtue & Co, (1857).
London: Virtue & Co, (1857).

2 Volumes. 30 Hand Coloured Plates. (26 cm) 8vo. 3/4 blue morocco over marbled boards; spine decorated in gilt with raised bands, red morocco label lettered in gilt to second compartment, marbled edges, inner hinges cracked, but otherwise in good condition. MS signature to front free-endpaper ' N. Cowell'. Coloured plates in order: Volume 1. 1. Title page. Sebastopol. 2. [Map] Russia in Europe. 3. [Map] Central Europe showing The Danube from its source to the Black Sea. 4. Odessa. 5. The Dardanelles. 6. The Arsenal from Pera. 7. [Map] The City of Constantinople and the Thracian Bosphorus. 8. Gallipoli. 9. Varna. 10. Siege of Silistria. 11. The Balkans. 12. The Plains of Lower Wallachia. 13. [Map] The Black Sea. 14. Sulima, Mouth of the Danube. 15. Port Constantinople. 16. Kiel. 17. [Map] The Crimea. 18. Battle of the Alma. 19. The Zouaves at Alma. 20. Sebastopol. 21. Charge of the Heavy Cavalry at Balaklava. 22. The Battle of Inkermann, Charge of the Guards. 23. Miss Nightingale & the Nurses in the East. 24. Merlin & Firefly struck by Infernal Machines. Volume 2. 25. Title page. Fall of Sebastopol. 26. [Map] Europe. 27. Last Moments of the Czar. 28. Night attack in the Trenches. 29. Her Majesty distributing the Crimean Medals. Presentation to Lieut. Col. Sir T. Troubridge. 30. Cronstadt. 31. Taking Soundings under the Batteries of Cronstadt. 32. Massacre at Hango. 33. Burial at Sea. 34. [Map] The Baltic and its Coasts. 35. The Vulture landing despatches at Dantzic. 36. Helsingfors. 37. Bombardment of Sweaborg. 38. Capture of the Malakoff Tower. 39. Entrance to the Black Sea (from the Giants Grave).