SIMPSON, William (1823-1899) - The Seat of War in the East. London: Paul & Dominic Colnaghi & Co, 1855-56. First edition of this work reporting the war in Crimea through numerous coloured litographs. 2 volumes in one, folio (560 x 353mm). 2 lithographic titles with vignette, lithographic dedication leaf to Queen Victoria, 78 coloured lithographic plates (39 in vol. I [pl. 2-40, pl. 1 represented by the vignette on title] and 39 in vol. II (pl. 1-41, but lacking pl. 17, 37], 36 keys of the corresponding lithographies printed on protective tissue (index of plates not complete, lacking pl. 17 and 37 in vol. II, not visible the numeration of pl. 10 and 22 in vol I and of pl. 33 in vol. II, numeration of pl. 15, 23 and 29 in vol. I and pl. 20 in vol. II cropped , title of vol. I restored, heavily spotted). Modern half vellum with gilt edges (lightly rubbed).