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The Diary of the Hon. E.H. Lygon, Lieut. & Adjt., 3rd Batt. Grenadier Guards. Oct. 26th 1899 to March 21st 1900. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., [vii]+45pp., 4to. Privately Printed by Angus & Robertson, Sydney. 1900  #53060
Lt. Lygon's exceptionally rare, interesting & detailed private diaries of the campaign in South Africa with 3rd Bn. Grenadier Guards 1899-1900: shot in the foot at Modder River in Nov. 1899 but quickly returned to duty & describes other early battles such as Magersfontein, until KiA at Karree Siding, near the Modder River, 23rd March 1900. Very nicely printed on rag paper with stiff brown card wraps., titled in red to front, ex-lib. RHQ Grenadier Guards with paper label at head of sp. & large ink stain to front wrap., this also affecting lower edge of rear wrap., doubtless resulting from the upsetting of an ink bottle, so a poor copy but internally clean.   £145




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