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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
ATKINSON (C.T.) History of the Royal Dragoons 1661-1934. 1st Ed., xx+547pp., 8 col. & 14 b/w plates, 51 maps & diagrams. Glasgow: Maclehose, For the Regiment. 1934  #59414
[HLMainPic] Including Peninsula & Waterloo campaigns, Crimea, Boer War & WW1 Western Front 1914-18. Roll of officers' services. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG but for ink note on front paste-down: NOT TO BE TAKEN AWAY. See illustration on our website.   £120
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
CROSTHWAITE (J. Fisher, Hon. Maj., 1st Cumberland Rifle Vols.) Brief Memoir of Major-Gen. Sir John Geo. Woodford K.C.B., K.C.H. 1st Ed., [iii]+63+xiipp., real photo. portrait frontis., 6 plates. London: Kent & Co., Keswick: M. Bailey & T. Mayson, & Kendall: T. Wilson (printed by the last named of the three joint publishers). 1881  #60204
[HLMainPic] A paper read to the Keswick Literary & Scientific Society on March 29th, 1880 (it must have been a long but interesting evening) containing an account of Woodford's immediate antecedents & life. He was commissioned in the Grenadier Guards in 1800 & saw active servivce at the Siege of Copenhagen in 1807, then in the Peninsula 1808-14 (DAQMG & ADC to Moore at Corunna, when he had his horse shot under him, & AQMG under Wellington at battles of Nive, Nivelle &c., afterward in the Waterloo campaign). Includes some extracts from his letters written during these campaigns & concludes with an autobiographical memorandum by his elder brother, Gen. Sir Alexander Woodford, & various other documents. Not in Sutcliffe (Sandler Collection catalogue). Orig. red red cloth, gilt, sp. & front panel stained, o/w VG. See illustrations on our website.   £65
GRAHAM (John Murray) Memoir of General Lord Lynedoch GCB. 2nd Ed, with additions, xiii+202pp., 2 tipped-in portraits (Lord Lynedoch & The Hon. Mrs Graham). Blackwood. 1877.  #56707
[HLMainPic] Thomas Graham, Lord Lynedoch, founder of the 90th L.I. in 1794, commander of the Cadiz Garrison 1810-11 & of the 1st Division in the Peninsula 1811-13 inc. Corunna &c. This edition "revised, & some parts rewritten." Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG, nice copy. See illustration on our website.   £125
GROVES (Lt.-Col. Percy) History of the 91st Princess Louise's Argyllshire Highlanders, Now the 1st Battalion Princess Louise's Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders 1794-1894. 1st Ed., 43pp., 9 col. plates of uniforms by Harry Payne. Edinburgh: W. & A.K. Johnston. 1894  #63874
[HLMainPic] Inc. Peninsular War (Rolica, Vimiera, Corunna, Nivelle &c.), Waterloo campaign 1815, Kaffir Wars 1846-47 & 1851-53, Zulu War 1879. Fine uniform plates by Payne & detailed services of the colonels, officers in 1881 (with war services). Orig. red cloth, blocked black to sp. & gilt to front, head of sp. sl. chipped o/w VG. Edition of 530 copies. See illustration on our website.   £85
HAMILTON (Col. H.B.) Historical Record of the 14th (King's) Hussars from A.D. 1715 to A.D. 1900. 1st Ed., xxxiii+632pp., 4to, 15 col. plates (12 of uniforms), 35 b/w plates, 9 col. maps. Longmans, Green. 1901  #59507
[HLMainPic] Flanders 1794, extensive services in the Peninsula 1808-14, Sikh Wars, Persia 1857, Indian Mutiny in Central India Field Force, Boer War 1899-1900. Substantial & scarce history, orig. blue cloth boards with yellow sp. strip, gilt to sp. & front, some splitting to rear joint o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £95
KENNEDY (Gen. Sir James S., KCB) Notes on the Battle of Waterloo. 1st Ed., iv+199pp., fldg. map, several plans. Murray. 1865  #52310
[HLMainPic] Detailed description & notes on the battle by a participant, with an autobiographical memoir inc. his life & services (Peninsula War at Badajoz &c., on QMG Staff with Picton's 3rd Div. at Waterloo) & his Plan for the Defence of Canada. Orig. red cloth, gilt, spine split, fldg. map torn (but complete). Scarce. See illustration on our website.   £60
KNOWLES (Sir Lees, Bart.) The War in the Peninsula: Some Letters of Lieutenant Robert Knowles, of the 7th, or Royal Fusiliers, a Lancashire Officer. 2nd Ed., 92pp., frontis., 2 plates, 2 fldg. maps. & one other. Bolton: Tillotson & Son. 1913  #46941
[HLMainPic] Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca & Vittoria; Killed in Action in the Pyrenees, July 1813. Orig. cloth, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £85
LAURIE (Lt.-Col. G.B.) History of the Royal Irish Rifles. 1st Ed., xxiv+540pp., 10 col. plates & 24 b/w illus., 15 maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1914  #53056
Substantial, detailed history inc. much service in Egypt, India & the Cape, Peninsular War, Kandyan War, Indian Mutiny, Boer War &c. Various rolls of medals &c., officers' services. Orig. green cloth, gilt to sp. & front, bevelled boards, cloth dampstained, especially front board, o/w sound.   £145

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