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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




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