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Sebastopol   10 Books
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BOSTOCK (Dep. Surgeon-Gen. J.A., CB) Letters from India & the Crimea. Selected from the Correspondence of the Late Deputy Surgeon-General Bostock, C.B., Hon. Surgeon to the Queen, Chevalier of the Legion of Honour, formerly of the Scots Fusilier Guards. 1st Ed., xix+270pp., portrait frontis. Bell & Sons. 1896  #50213
[HLMainPic] Bostock joined the Buffs in India as surgeon in 1842, serving in the Gwalior campaign, afterwards became a popular Surgeon-Major of the Scots Fusilier Guards in the Crimea when he was rewarded with the CB & Legion d'Honneur: "The Crimean portion is especially striking. It would be difficult to point to a more scathing indictment than the letters written before Sebastopol..." - Introductory note. Orig. olive green cloth, little rubbed & worn, generally VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £165
GRIFFITHS (Major A., late 63rd Regt.) Fifty Years of Public Service. 1st Ed., xii+426pp., portrait frontis. Cassell. nd  #51979
[HLMainPic] Author was commissioned in the Manchester Regt. in 1854, served with the regiment in the trenches before Sebastopol during the final few months of the Crimean War & also describes the expedition to Kinburn & events in Sebastopol after its fall. Went on to serve in Canada, Gibraltar, &c., with various staff appointments 'til about 1869 when he joined the the prison service at Chatham, Wormwood Scrubs &c., becoming Inspector of Prisons in 1876. orig. blue cloth, some leaves roughly opened o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
HIGGINSON (Gen. Sir George, GCB) Seventy-one Years of a Guardsman's Life. 1st Ed., xi+403pp., 10 plates. Smith, Elder. 1916  #54024
Grenadier Guards in Crimea inc. Alma & Sebastopol operations. Orig. red cloth, gilt, stained & worn but sound copy.   £16
NOLAN (E.H., PhD, LLD) The Illustrated History of the War Against Russia. 1st Ed., 8 orig. parts, approx. 1600pp in all with num. maps & plans, bound in two volumes. Virtue. Contemp.  #57205
[HLMainPic] Chunky & detailed contemporary history with many fine engravings, portraits, maps, &c. Excellent complete set bound in 2 Vols., gilt dec. spines with raised bands & claret lettering labels, sps. rubbed but overall VG. See illustration on our website.   £75
PACK (Col. Reynell, CB) Sebastopol Trenches & Five Months in Them. 1st Ed., xii+203pp., double page chromolitho. frontis of family orders & decorations, 2 panoramic views. Kerby & Endean. 1878  #55320
[HLMainPic] Pack served in the Crimea with the Royal Fusiliers & his memoirs were published posthumously, as the preface explains: "This volume would have appeared immediately after the Criman campaign, but as it contains strong comments on the capacity & qualifications of certain officers, its publication was deferred." Attractive full red morocco, nicely dec. boards, raised bands to sp., marbled endpapers, sp. sl. rubbed but easily VG or better & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £245
PEARSE (Major Hugh) Ed. 'Redan Windham' The Crimean Diary & Letters of Lt.-Genl. Sir Charles Ashe Windham, KCB, with Observations on His Services during The Indian Mutiny. New Ed., x+272pp. Heinemann's Empire Library of Standard Works. 1897  #40396
AQMG 4th Div. & GOC 2nd Bde., 2nd Div., Alma, Balaklava & Inkerman & led the final assault on the Redan, 8th Sept. 1855; commanded at Cawnpore in the Mutiny until sidelined to Lahore by Sir Colin Campbell. Orig. red cloth, blocked black, minor wear.   £30
SWEETMAN (John) War & Administration: The Significance of the Crimean War for the British Army. 1st Ed., viii+174pp., 4 maps & diagrams. VG in dw. Scottish Academic Press. 1984  #57332
[HLMainPic] Important academic study. VG in dw. See illustration on our website   £15
TAIT (Mrs W.J.) An Officer's Letters to His Wife during the Crimean War: With an Introductory Memoir of Gen. Sir Richard Denis Kelly, KCB, by His Daughter. 1st Ed., ix+452pp., portrait frontis., 2 plates. Elliot Stock. 1902  #46541
[HLMainPic] Detailed & highly descriptive letters from arrival in the Crimea in Jan. 1855 to March 1856. Kelly was gazetted to the 34th Ft. in 1834 & commanded the regt. before Sebastopol where he was wounded & captured by the Russians in March 1855 & released by exchange in August. Contains a lengthy memoir of his services (which subsequently included the Indian Mutiny) & 350pp. letters from the Crimea. Orig. green cloth, gilt, minor wear, VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £145
WOOD (Gen. Sir Evelyn, VC, GCB, GCMG) The Crimea in 1854, & 1894. New & Cheaper Ed., x+400pp., 27 ilus. & maps. Chapman & Hall. 1896  #33648
Experiences in the Crimea with the Naval Brigade (Balaklava, Inkerman &c., VC), & a return visit in later life. Orig. red cloth, a little rubbed & worn, traces of removal of bookplate, o/w VG.   £22
WOOD (Gen. Sir Evelyn, VC, GCB, GCMG) The Crimea in 1854, & 1894. New & Cheap Ed., xii+400pp., 27 illus. & maps. Chapman & Hall. 1896  #46569
[HLMainPic] Experiences in the Crimea with the Naval Brigade (Balaklava, Inkerman &c., VC), & a return visit in later life. Orig. red cloth, black & gilt, sp. sunned o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £35

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