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The Dickson Manuscripts: Being Diaries, Letters, Maps, Account Books, With Various Other Papers of the Late Major-General Sir Alexander Dickson, GCB, KCH, KTS, Royal Artillery. Facsimile reprint, 5 Vols., approx. 1000pp. in all, several fldg. maps. Cambridge: Ken Trotman. 1987-1991  #65027
[HLMainPic] Complete series of Dickson's superlative detailed records of the Royal Artillery during the campaigns in the Peninsular, 1809-1813. Reprinted by Ken Trotman in a good quality, limited & numbered edition of 200 copies, of which this is copy no. 12. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £100
[FITZMAURICE (Gerald)] Biographical Sketch of Major General John Fitzmaurice K.H. Written for private circulation. 1908. The Centenary of the Formation of the 95th Rifle Corps now The Rifle Brigade. 1st Ed., 102pp., portrait frontis., fldg. map. Anghiari (Italy), Tiber Printing Press. 1908  #66220
[HLMainPic] John George Fitzmaurice served with the 3rd Bn. 95th Rifles in the Peninsular, was present at numerous engagements & had his leg broken at Badajoz. Was also at Waterloo with the 1st Bn. where he was again wounded. Includes some 45pp. relating to his services in the Peninsular, including transcriptions of various letters, & a short account of his participation at Waterloo. Not particularly revealing but a very rare memoir. Just one copy on Library Hub (formerly COPAC), at Oxford University, is recorded by Victor Sutcliffe (Sandler Collection) but not Brett-James (Life in Wellington's Army bibliography). Orig. black & green cloth, sp. panel, corners & eps sympathetically renewed, VG thus, presumably printed in a very small edition & this copy with compiler's inscription: "To Nina Clifford great great granddaughter of John of Duagh is presented by the author, Gerald Fitzmaurice great grandson of John of Duagh this memoir of John Fitzmaurice grandson of John of Duagh. March 1914." With bound-in later ink notes re family history & recording the death of Nina Clifford & subsequent presentation of this copy to Col. L. Fitzmaurice, & another, later, note on family history. See illustrations on our website.   £265
[LENNOX (Willam Pitt)] Comp. Memoir of Charles Gordon Lennox, Fifth Duke of Richmond, K.G., P.C. 1st Ed., xi+348pp., portrait frontis. Chapman & Hall. 1862  #65064
[HLMainPic] Lennox (1781-1860) when known as Earl of March served on Wellington's staff in the Peninsular War, during which time he joined the 52nd (Oxfordshire) Regt. as a volunteer & accompanied the regiment's advance storming party on the fortress of Ciudad Rodrigo. He formally joined the 52nd Foot in 1813 & commanded a company at the Battle of Orthes, 1814, where he was severely wounded; the musket-ball in his chest was never removed. During the Battle of Waterloo he was ADC to the Prince of Orange & following the latter's wounding, served as ADC to Wellington. Detailed memoirs of his life based on various correspondence & family sources. His military career is detailed in around 40pp., the rest of the book (apart from his early life & education) being devoted to his work as a landowner, &c. Orig. red cloth, blindstamped & gilt, rebacked, somewhat rubbed/worn, sound & VG thus. See illustration on our website.   £125
ADDISON (Henry R., FSA, late 2nd Dragoon Guards) A Rough Sketch of the Field of Waterloo. 1st Ed., 179pp., fldg. state of Wellington's Staff at Waterloo, fldg. chromo. map (with dispositions of the forces). Brussels: The Belgian Company of Booksellers, Hauman & Co. 1839  #65065
[HLMainPic] A description of the battle & the various features of the battlefield designed for the use of visitors. Includes tables of regiments present & their casualties, list of officers killed or wounded, list of Wellington's Staff (on the fldg. table, noting their appointment). Text, table & map somewhat heavily foxed, generally VG, bound in later half calf, raised bands to sp. with claret leather lettering label, marbled paper covd. boards, VG thus. A quite valuable near contemp. description with excellent map. Rare. See illustration on our website.   £220
ALGER (John Goldworth) Napoleon's British Visitors & Captives 1801-1815. 1st Ed., viii+342pp. Constable. 1904  #65013
[HLMainPic] An account of various interested visitor's to "The Corsican's" court, the experiences of English PoWs during the period, &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, near fine with armorial bookplate of Francis Frederick Fox. See illustration on our website.   £45
BATTY (Capt. Robert) Campaign of the Left Wing of the Allied Army, in the Western Pyrenees & South of France, in the Years 1813-1814, under FM The Duke of Wellington. Facsimile reprint of 1823 1st Ed., xx+185pp., plates, fldg. hand-coloured map. Ken Trotman. 1983  #65079
[HLMainPic] No. 40 of limited edition of 250 copies, high quality facsimile edition of classic work on later stages of the war in the Peninsula. VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £50
BOUTFLOWER (Charles) The Journal of an Army Surgeon during the Peninsular War. 1st Ed., 182pp., 4to. Manchester: Privately printed for the author's family by the Refuge Printing Dept., Strangeways. 1912  #65038
[HLMainPic] Daily journal of Surgeon to the 40th Ft. in the Peninsula 1809-13. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG. It is believed that 100 copies only were printed. See illustration on our website.   £85
CALDWELL (George) & COOPER (Robert) Rifle Green at Waterloo: An Account of the 95th Foot in the Netherlands Campaign of 1813-14, at Quatre Bras & Waterloo 16th-18th June 1815 & the Occupation of Paris. 1st Ed., 208pp., 9 col. plates, num. b/w photos., sketches & maps. Bugle Horn Pubns. 1990  #65004
[HLMainPic] Excellent account with equally good illustrations, deeply researched & includes medal & casualty rolls. Orig. rexine, silver gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
CARMICHAEL-SMYTH (Col. Sir James, Bart.) Chronological Epitome of the Wars in the Low Countries, From the Peace of the Pyrenees in 1659, to that of Paris in 1815; With Reflections, Military & Political. 1st Ed., xvi+414pp. Printed for T. Egerton, Bookseller to the Ordnance, Military Library, Whitehall. 1825  #65076
[HLMainPic] Contain accounts of in excess of 100 battles, sieges & other operations in the Low Countries. Very nice recent (perhaps 1980s) half calf, dec. sp. with red leather lettering label, marbled paper covd. boards. Inscribed by the author on tp: "From Major General Sir J.C. Smyth to Colonel Francis Sherlock." Note: Carmichael-Smyth commanded the Engineers at the Battle of Waterloo, for which he was awarded a CB. Dalton (Waterloo Roll Call) records that: "it was Col. Smyth's plan of the ground which enabled Wellington to place his troops so rapidly & advantageously that day." See illustrations on our website.   £145
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.  #65082
[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. Near contemp. half morocco gilt sp. with raised bands & lettering labels, USC bookplate (presented by Sir Duncan Cameron, Bart., 1858). Front joint partially split o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £145

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