<p>The dedicatory address to the Duke of Wellington which prefaces this assembly of prints and letterpress descriptions of actions in the Napoleonic Wars is dated 1 December 1814. Only after the printing of the sheets had begun did Napoleon abscond from Elba and cause three further plates to be produced covering the battles of Quatre Bras and Waterloo. The engravings in the book are after drawings by the youthful William Heath (1794/5–1840).</p>
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