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Peninsular   27 Books
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AN OFFICER [PORTER (Robert Ker)] Letters from Portugal & Spain, written during the March of the British Troops under Sir John Moore. With a Map of the Route & Appropriate Engravings [from drawings by the author]. 1st Ed., xvi+320pp., 7 plates, fldg. map. Longman et al. 1809.  #56806
[HLMainPic] Rare original edition of the classic account of Corunna campaign. Contemp. qtr. leather, gilt, marbled paper covd. boards, somewhat rubbed & chipped at edges, with a little damage to the marbled sides; frontis. & one other plate have some hand-colouring of no merit. See illustrations on our website.   £225
BARRES (M.) Ed. Memoirs of a Napoleonic Officer, Jean-Baptiste BarrŠs. 1st Eng. Ed., 316pp. A&U. 1925  #52337
[HLMainPic] Campaigns in Prussia, Peninsular War &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
BARRETT (C.R.B.) The 7th (Queen's Own) Hussars. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., xvi+407pp., 4 col. & 26 b/w plates, 11 maps & viii+452pp., 6 col. & 42 b/w plates, 4 maps. RUSI. 1914  #55155
[HLMainPic] Splendid history covering many campaigns including Peninsular War (Corunna 1808-09 & 1813-14), Waterloo 1815, Indian Mutiny, Matabeleland & Boer War 1899-1902. Superb, fine copy, orig. navy blue three-qtr. morocco with blue cloth boards, gilt to sp. & front of each vol. See illustration on our website.   £165
BRICE (Christopher) Brave as a Lion: The Life & Times of Field Marshal Hugh Gough, 1st Viscount Gough. 1st Ed., 577pp., num. illus. (many coloured), 15 maps. Solihull: Helion. 2017  #58549
[HLMainPic] Impressive biography, from Peninsular to China, India &c., of one of the greatest & most experienced fighting soldiers of his era. Orig. pictorial paper covd. boards, VG. See illustration on our website.   £15
CANNON (Richard) Historical Record of the 3rd or King's Own Regiment of Light Dragoons: Containing an Account of the Formation of the Regiment in 1685 & of its subsequent services to 1846. 1st Ed., [x]+viii+vi+138pp., 2 col plates. Parker et al. 1847  #58209
[HLMainPic] Orig. red cloth, VG with 2 col. plates (as called for: uniform & battle of Sobraon). Includes Peninsular campaigns 1811-14, Afghan War 1842, Army of the Sutlej 1845, &c. See illustration on our website.   £65
CANNON (Richard) Historical Record of the 53rd or The Shropshire Regiment of Foot: Containing an Account of the Formation of the Regiment in the Year 1755 & of its subsequent services to 1848. 1st Ed., xxxv+69pp., 3 col. plates. Parker. 1849  #57449
[HLMainPic] Useful early records inc. 1st Bn. in American War of Independence, Low Countries, West Indies, Mahratta Wars &c., 2nd Bn. raised in 1803 & served in the Peninsular War 1809-14 inc. (with much interesting detail). Orig. red cloth, gilt, nice clean copy, VG. See illustration on our website.   £65
CLERK (Rev. Archibald) Memoir of Colonel John Cameron, Fassiefern, K.T.S., Lieutenant-Colonel in the Gordon Highlanders, or 92d Regiment of Foot. 1st Ed., [iii]+108pp., 4to, tinted litho. portrait frontis., 2 other tinted litho. plates (monument & family home). Printed for Sir Duncan Campbell, Bart., of Fassiefern, by Thomas Murray & Son, Glasgow, For Private Circulation. 1858.  #56696
[HLMainPic] Memoir of John Cameron, who was commissioned in the Cameronians in 1793; transferred to the 93rd then to the 92nd as a Captain in 1794; served in Holland, Egypt, Walcheren Expedition then in the Peninsula from 1810-13, in various actions with Hill's 3rd Division; then in the Waterloo campaign, where he was killed in action leading his regiment at Quatre Bras. Detailed account of his services & campaigns, with some extracts from his letters. Orig. green cloth, blindstamped & gilt, little chipped & worn at extremities, generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £175
CURLING (Henry) Ed. Recollections of Rifleman Harris. 2nd Imp., xvii+191pp., ep map. Peter Davies (Soldiers' Tales series). 1929  #35609
Classic 95th Rifles memoir of Corunna & Walcheren. Sp. & edges of boards sunned o/w VG.   £10
GLOVER (Michael) Britannia Sickens: Sir Arthur Wellesley & the Convention of Cintra. 1st Ed., 208pp., 8 illus., 3 maps. VG in dw. Cooper. 1970  #39683
Wellington let down by poor diplomacy after his victory at Vimeiro.   £10
GLOVER (Michael) Wellington's Army in the Peninsula 1808-1814. 1st Ed., 192pp., illus., map. VG in dw. Newton Abbot: D&C. 1977  #44647
Standard primer & a nice clean copy in dw. See illustration on our website.   £10

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