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THE SOUTH WALES BORDERERS 24th FOOT 1689-1937., Atkinson, C.T.
1 Atkinson, C.T. THE SOUTH WALES BORDERERS 24th FOOT 1689-1937.
Regimental History Committee, n.p., 1937 (printed by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge). 
601 pp + 4 fold-out maps at rear, small 4to (10" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with gold lettering/decoration on spine/front board) - no dust jacket. Map on front endpapers, tissue-covered frontispiece, b&w and colour plates (including colour un iform studies by Simkin), b&w illustrations, maps throughout text + 4 fold-out maps at rear - collated. Contents: Foreword; Preface; List of Colonels; The Raising of the Regiment - Ireland; Service at Sea - Camaret Bay and Catalonia; Marl b o r o u g h ' s Wars - The Earlier Campaigns and Blenheim; Marlborough's Wars - Ramillies: Oudenarde: Lille; Marlborough's Wars: Malplaquet and after; Ireland - Vigo - A Long Peace; Cartagena; Home Service - Minorca; The Second Battalion - Coasta l Ex pe di ti on s; T he Seven Years War - Westphalia; Gibraltar - Ireland - The American Rebellion - Saratoga; Reconstruction - Home Service - Canada again - Egypt; War renewed - Another Second Battalion - The Cape; The Second Battalion at Home - O rde red to th e P eni nsu la - Talavera; The Peninsular War - Torres Vedras - Fuentes; The Peninsular War - Salamanca - Burgos; The Peninsular War - Vittoria - The Pyrenees; The Peninsular War - France - The Second Battalion Disbanded; The Unlu cky Voy age - In dia - Th e Ne apul Wa r; Home Service - Canada again - Back to India; The Second Sikh War - Chilianwala; India - The Mutiny - Another Second Battalion formed - Peace-time Services; South Africa: The Kaffir War; South Africa - Isan dhlw ana; Sout h Afr ica - Ror ke's Drift : Th e Recovery of the Colour; The South Wales Borderers - Burma; South Africa - To the Occupation of Johannesburg; South Africa Concluded; From South Africa to the Great War; The Great War 1914-1918 - The R egula rs, S pecia l Rese ves and Te rrito rials; The Great War - The Service Battalions; Since the Conclusion of the Great War; Appendices: Roll of Officers; War Memorials; The 18th and 24th Battalions, Australian Military Forces; Index of higher f ormati ons an d unit s; Inde x of person s and places; Gene ral Index. This volume was in the signet Library Edinburgh. It has "Signet Library" and a small number written in pen on front pastedown, oval library stamp on verso of free front endpa per and on hal f-title page wi th so me very light ink offs et on adjacent page (light erasure marks in center of the stamps), small 5 digit number written in ink on copyright page, minor soiling to endpapers, small soft crease at top corner of ap prox. pa ges 290 to 390, light rub bing a nd a few light soiling marks on boards, bump to top corner of front board - very small bump at bottom corner, three small shallow bumps on edges of rear board, light edge wear and wrinkling at top/bottom o f spine, light we ar at co rners, des crete " Signet Li brary" in gold l etteri ng on spine, light browning and minor soiling on fore-edge of textblock, shelf soiling on bottom of textblock. Good+ 
Price: 365.00 USD
BRITISH REGULAR CAVALRY, 1644-1914., Cooper, Leonard.
2 Cooper, Leonard. BRITISH REGULAR CAVALRY, 1644-1914.
London Chapman & Hall 1965 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
216 pp, 8vo (8 3/4"). Pictorial endpapers, b&w plates. "Mr. Cooper takes up his story with the formation of Cromwell's New Model Army, which marked a significant change in cavalry tactics, and closes it with a chapter devoted to the South African War and the years up to the beginning of the 1914 War. In addition, he has written an epilogue to cover the period of cavalry's gradual surrender to mechanisation. Between these points lie nearly three hundred years of history and countless battles which depended for their outcome on the ability and efficiency of the cavalry arm. (He) does not attempt to describe each of these battles in detail; rather, he is concerned, by giving accounts of a series of battles typical of a campaign, or of aspects of the training and tactics of cavalry - Blenheim, Dettingen, Salamanca, Waterloo, Balaclava, etc. - to give a historical impression of the arm's growth and achievements." Short crease at top of pages 73 to 80 - causes some indentation on adjacent pages, minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, soft creasing at top of rear panel, faint foxing and browning . 
Price: 17.50 USD
THE PENINSULAR JOURNAL, 1808-1817., D'Urban, Benjamin, Major-General Sir.  Edited, with introduction, by I.J. Rousseau.
3 D'Urban, Benjamin, Major-General Sir. Edited, with introduction, by I.J. Rousseau. THE PENINSULAR JOURNAL, 1808-1817.
Greenhill, London, 1988, reprint. 
355 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0947898875 Maps. "Whether among the first three to charge the French guns at Medellin, leading his troopers into the enemy ranks at Salamanca, or evolving order out of the chaos that bedevill ed the Portuguese Army in 1809, Sir Benjamin D'Urban was not only a brave and resolute soldier but also a painstaking and highly efficient Chief of Staff to Marshal Beresford. Finding, on arrival at Corunna in October 1808, that he had been a p p o i n t ed to that part of the Army left behind in Portugal, D'Urban set out to meet Sir John Moore in the hope of receiving fresh orders. This was the beginning of six years of unbroken service which included taking part in ten battles and s ie ge s. Af te r a short period as Staff Officer to Sir Robert Wilson, he was appointed Colonel and QMG to the Portuguese Army by Marshal Beresford in April 1809. The 'Journals' give a day to day summary of the Peninsular Campaign, which was found in val uab l e b y S ir Charles Oman, and provides a counter to what D'Urban considered unfair criticism of Beresford by Sir Charles Napier. Long out of print, this unique record of events fills a need for everyone interested in the campaigns of 1809 -181 5, p ar ticu larl y i n regard to the operations of the Right Wing of the Allied Army and of the part played by the Portuguese Army, which has not always received the credit due for some of its major exploits." Small bump and wrinkling at bott om of spin e. Dust jack et h as light wrinkling at bottom of spine, slight fading to color on spine, a few tiny dints - mainly on hinges. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 85.00 USD
Airlife, (Shrewsbury, 1998). 
352 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, reproductions, maps/battle plans/walking tours. "The author has selected eleven wars that took place in six different countries as examples. These include the battles of Crecy and Waterloo, The Peninsular War, Rorke's Drift and the Zulu War, Saratoga and the American War of Independence and Gettysburg in the American Civil War. He has chosen to concentrate on specific battles notable for their colour, interest and histor ic value. He gives extensive details on the background of each battle and adds his own memories and anecdotes, illustrating them with maps and photographs. The author explains the sequences of each battle, utilising maps of the areas as t h e y w e r e at the time of the war and as they are today..." Covers: Crecy 26 August 1346; Waterloo 18 June 1815; Salamanca 22 July 1812; Rorke's Drift 22/23 January 1879; Majuba Hill 27 February 1881; Spion Kop 23/24 January 1900; Saratoga 19 September and 7 October 1777; Queenston Heights 13 October 1812; Gettysburg 1-3 July 1863. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. NF/NF 
Price: 20.00 USD
George Allen & Unwin, London, (1986), Ist edition. 
557 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Over 100 maps and nearly 50 contemporary illustrations. "Napoleon considered the war in the Peninsula so insignificant that he rarely bothered to bring to it his military genius, relying on his marshals instead, and simulteaneously launching his disastrous Russian campaign in 1812. In late 1813 Wellington's army crossed the Pyrennes into the mainland of France. The 'Spanish Ulcer' had helped to kill its host...a war of unexpected savagery, of carnage at times so great as to be comparable to the First World War. But it was also a guerilla war, fought on beautiful but difficult terrain, where problems of supply loomed large. The British Navy, dominant at sea after Trafalgar, was able to provide crucial support to the hard-pressed, ill-equipped and often outnumbered forces fighting the French...a serious assessment of the opposing generals and their troops...analyzing in detail the social and political background." Previous owner's name on free front endpaper, minor corner bumps. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling and light rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 35.00 USD
London B. T. Batsford 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
192 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H). "In the course of the Peninsular War, Wellington became the most celebrated general in British history. When he landed in Lisbon in April 1809, however, there seemed little reason to suppose that the British could maintain their foothold in Portugal, still less to imagine that the French could be driven out of the Peninsula and across the Pyrenees. Since 1793 the British army had experienced a long succession of defeats and reverses. Before Wellington could take the field he had first to overhaul the entire organization of his forces. His allies' troops were ill-led, ill-trained and ill-equipped. His atttempts to co-operate with his Spanish colleagues were stultified by rivalry and distrust. Michael Glover has written a lucid narrative of the difficulties and set-backs of the five years' campaigning that brought the allies to Toulouse in April 1814. Against this background are full-scale accounts of the four battles - Busaco, Salamanca, Vitoria and the Nivelle - in which Wellington defeated his principal opponents of the War - Massena, Marmont, Jourdan and Soult. The officers and men who served in the Peninsula left behind them many absorbing and often moving eyewitness descriptions, and it is on these, no less than on his long acquaintance with the secondary sources of the history of the War, that (he) has based his study of the battles. The numerous illustrations, taken from the supreme period of military art, are themselves of outstanding interest and, with the six maps and plans in the text, complement a perceptive account of Wellington and his army." Light edge wear, previous owner's name stamp on front pastedown, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has browning to the spine and edges, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few very small edge tears. 
Price: 17.50 USD
Leo Cooper, London, (1972), first edition. 
143 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850520908 B&w illustrations, march. "The Regiment (repelled many offensives) in its early life - particularly at Minorca in 1756, Salamanca, Waterloo, Inkerman, Sebastopol and Spion Kop in the South African War. It was one of the few British regiments to make the desert march across Abyssinia for the attack on Magdala, and also fought in the Zulu War. Wherever the fighting was most deadly and the odds against victory most daunting, it is safe to assume that the King's Own were there. The Regiment boasted twenty battle-honours when the Great War broke out, and in those dreadful four years of slaughter it was to add a further 59 - Le Cateau, Retreat from Mons, Marne 1 9 1 4 , A i s n e 1914, Festubert 1915, Loos, Passchendaele, Macedonia 1915-18, Suvla, Tigris 1916, Baghdad; these are just a few of them. In the Second World War the King's Own waited patiently for the ships at Dunkirk; fought in Syria, North Afr ic a an d I ta ly ; sw eated out the siege of Malta; penetrated hundreds of miles behind the Japanese lines as Chindits. All these actions, and more, are described in this vivid and action-packed story." Previous owner's small stamp on each of fro nt en dpa pe rs , t iny b ump to bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
WELLINGTON'S MILITARY MACHINE., Haythornthwaite, Philip J.
8 Haythornthwaite, Philip J. WELLINGTON'S MILITARY MACHINE.
Guild Publishing, London, 1989 (Book Club Associates). 
192 pp, 4to (11 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 094677188X Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with maps/battle plans, uniform studies, reproductions. "(D)escribes in detail the composition and evolution of the British Army and its Allied foreign contingents, from the earliest campaigns of the French Revolutionary Wars until the final triumph at Waterloo. All aspects are covered, from the life of the ordinary redcoat to weaponry, tactics, administration, the supporting servic es at home and the numerous 'foreign corps'; and to the military genius of Wellington himself, all of which are supported by lavish illustrations. An account of all the campaigns undertaken from the first landing in the Netherlands in 1793 to Wat e r loo show how this army was employed, including not only the famous episodes of the Peninsular War but such little-regarded expeditions as those to South America in 1806, to Denmark, Egypt, the Cape and North America, and in India where Wellingto n ga ined his first victories. Full coverage is also accorded the Royal Navy and its invaluable services, not only in combat but in the less-glamorous but no less important duties of blockade and support for the military campaigns: in effect, a com pl ete study of 'the most complete machine'." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one very small corner bump, place and date of purchase written on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, ve ry ligh t rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
Heinemann, London, (1979), first edition. 
181 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w reproductions, maps, battle plans. "George Hennell, born about 1785 the son of a Coventry ribbon manufacturer and tradesman, joined Wellington's army in the Peninsula as a Volunteer, was commissioned in the field in the Forty-third Light Infantry, and served through the campaigns of 1812-13. Of his letters home twenty-six (all but two of them unpublished) survive, and these have been edited by the historian Michael Glover with a ge neral introduction, summaries of the events in the campaign covered by the letters, notes and appendices. The discovery of the letters represents a considerable find. Hennell is particularly good at conveying the detail of everyday life i n t h e f i e ld and camp and from his vivid pen the reader can gain a first-hand impression of what it was like to be a young officer on active service more than a century and a half ago. He is exceptional as a reporter because he not only rec ou nt s e ve nt s a s th ey happen but tries to analyse his own reactions to the dangers and horrors through which he is passing. He sometimes illustrated his letters with diagrams and fluent sketches, several of which are reproduced in this book . Hen ne ll' s s tor y beg in s d ramatically in the thick of the action when as a raw recruit armed only with a letter of introduction to General Picton he joins the British camp just two days before the bloody storming of the citadel of Badajoz. It end s w ith the vict or ious ar my d escending the Pyrenees to invade the soil of France shortly before the fall of Napoleon." Previous owners small stamp and small bookstore label on front pastedown, light edge wear and wrinkling at top/botto m o f spi ne, very lig ht we ar at co rner s. D ust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling. VG/VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
W. Foulsham, London, n.d. 
223 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Colour frontispiece. "Young Terence O'Connor was under Wellington's command, but he did not serve in the regular army. In the war in Spain and Portugal he led a small force or partisans - a lmost a private army of his own, which made daring raids deep into enemy territory. The risk of capture was always great, and twice Terence was taken prisoner - and twice he escaped. Each time he returned to lead his men back into danger, an d t i m e and again the gallant partisans struck hard against Napoleon's troops." Very light browning to pages and edges of text block, tiny dint on bottom edge of front board, tiny area of fading on front board. Dust jacket has moderate edge we ar / cr ea si ng with some tiny tears and chips, colors ar bright, protected in a mylar sleeve. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
CORUNNA., Hibbert, Christopher.
11 Hibbert, Christopher. CORUNNA.
London B.T. Batsford 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - 
216 pp, 9" H. B&w plates, drawings, maps. Wraparound jacket art reproduces an aquatint of the death of Sir John Moore by T. Sutherland. "(The first book) to be devoted exclusively to the Battle of Corunna and to the short campaign which preceded it. Mr Hibbert has made extensive use of the many eye-witness accounts which survive in the form of official despatches, histories, diaries, memoirs and letters. With the aid of these, he not only shows a remarkable understanding of Sir John Moore and his fellow-officers, of their conflicting characters and views, but he also provides, through the eyes of officers and men alike, a horrifying picture of the hardships of this brief and bitter campaign. The narra-tive is made the more vivid by the numerous illustrations from contemporary paintings and engravings, and by the five specially prepared maps." Previous owner's small name stamp on front pastedown, top corner clipped off the front free endpaper, a few small light soiling marks on preliminaries preceding frontispiece, light edge wear - mostly on bottom edge. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has one small edge chip with small tear, very light edge wear - mostly on spine edges, small scuff on spine, browning at top/bottom edges of flaps, light browning on spine, a 4" pencil line and a 4" faint scratch on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Country Life / George Newnes, London, 1915, first edition. 
224 pp + ads, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover (ivory vellum with gold lettering on spine, gold border & badge on front board) - no dust jacket. Top edge gilt. B&w plates, maps/battle plans, drawings, 2 color plates (uniform studies). One of the "Country Life" Series of Military Histories. Chapter Headings: With Wolfe at Quebec, 1741-1759; Fall of French Empire in Canada, 1759-1764; American War of Independence, 1765-1782; Fighting in East and West Indies, 1782-1799; Sir John Moore and the Light Infantry, 1799-1808; The Peninsula: Vimiero to Corunna, 1808-1809; The Peninsula: Talavera to Fuentes D'Onor, 1809-1811; The Peninsula: Ciudad Rodrigo to Salamanca, 1812; The Peninsula: Vittoria to the Nive, 1813; Close of Peninsular Campaign, 1814; The American War, 1815; Waterloo, 1815; The Indian Mutiny, 1809-1859; New Zealand, Tirah, and South Africa, 1859-1914; The Great War, 1914; Appendices: Introduction; A List of Regimental Officers Serving on August 31, 1915; The Regimental Roll of Honour (Officers Killed, Wounded, Prisoners of War and Missing in the Great War): Made up to August 31, 1915; Index. Faint erased pencil marks on free front endpaper, book cracked at four places - pages holding firmly, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, moderate foxing/rubbing marks and moderate discoloration to vellum covered boards. G+ 
Price: 85.00 USD
MOORE OF CORUNNA., Parkinson, Roger.
13 Parkinson, Roger. MOORE OF CORUNNA.
Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, St Albans, 1976, first edition. 
245 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0246107553 B&w illustrations. "Of all British generals who claim the admiration of future generations, Sir John Moore perhaps most truly embodies the ideal of the perfect leader. His c ourage, tactical brilliance, decisiveness, incorruptibility, and gift for firing the spirits of his men in battle were combined with a conscientious regard for the authoity of his government at home - even when its dictates were at odds with h i s o w n sense of the military realities. Rober Parkinson portrays, with a vitality that matches his subject, Moore's extraordinary career: from the first taste of action against the rebel in America to his early personal triumphs against the Fr en ch in C or sica, Holland and Egypt. Then came the clouds of controversy; Moore's involvement in uneasy and dangerous relationships with local authorities in Corsica, Sicily and Sweden brought criticism as well as fame, and foreshadowed the tra gic ro l e h e w oul d play in the Peninsular War. The desperate retreat to Corunna and the last heroic stand against Napoleon's armies are movingly and dramatically told. Dominating the tumult of events and intrigues is the character of a ma n in who m 'e xe rtio ns a mong st dangers and difficulties is preferred to idleness', whose private feelings were subordinated to loyalty to his country and the passionate love of his profession; a restrained eighteenth century gentleman who gave a cap tured Fren ch comma nder his o wn sword to make him feel more comfortable, and who continued to ask as the last life ebbed from his body, 'Are the French beaten?'." Book slightly cocked, light wrinkling at top of spine, small very light stain on of text block. D ust ja cket has li ght wrinkling at top of spine, one tiny edge tear, light liquid stain at bottom inside spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
14 Parkinson, Roger. THE PENINSULAR WAR.
Hart-Davis MacGibbon, London, (1973). 
208 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w and color reproductions, maps. "It began in 1808 with Napoleon at the height of his power, and ended with his attempted suicide in 1814; he called it his 'Spanish ulcer'. It began w ith the young Sir Arthur Wellesley eighth in official line of command, and saw his rise to the title of Duke of Wellington and Britain's greatest general; in a series of savagely-fought battles - Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vitoria - Wellington's 'scum' avenged Corunna and swept Spain clean of France's finest troops..." Very light edge wear to boards, top corners of boards light bumped, small bump to top edge of rear board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has crease at top of rear flap, light edge wrinkling, scuffs at top edge of front flap, minor edge wear elsewhere. VG/VG 
Price: 17.50 USD
THE HAWKS: A SHORT HISTORY OF THE 14th/20th KING'S HUSSARS., Perrett, Bryan.  Foreword by Major-General J.M. Palmer.
15 Perrett, Bryan. Foreword by Major-General J.M. Palmer. THE HAWKS: A SHORT HISTORY OF THE 14th/20th KING'S HUSSARS.
Picton, Chippenham, 1984, first edition. 
151 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, reproductions, uniform studies. "Throughout their long history, which dates from 1715, the Hawks have prided themselves on being good at their job, placing such emphasis on high individual standard of service that the Regiment awards its own medal in appropriate circumstances. Typically, the three battles of which it is proudest, Ramnuggur (1848), Ramadi (1917) and Medicina (1945) were all hard fights won against tremendous odds. The Regiment was formed from an amalgamation of the 14th and 20th Hussars, whose combined history spans every one of the world's major continents and includes such campaigns as the Peninsula, the Indian Mutiny, the Sudan, the South African War, the Western Front, Mesopotamia and Italy, to name but a few. Its first gallantry award was the rare commemorative medal struck for the victory of Preston in 1715, and it is the proud possessor of two Victoria Crosses, both won for the rescue of comrades in the most desperate circumstances. Since World War II the Regiment has served in Libya, Cyprus, the Far East, Ulster and Gemany. It is presently equipped with Chieftain tanks and recently its efficiency led to its being chosen to carry out troop gunner trials with the devastatingly accurate Improved Fire Control System. Bryan Perrett's immensely readable text rightly makes full recognition of the fact that a regiment's reputation is the sum total of its members 'individual effort..." Faint cigarette odor, very light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling, light browning along top edge. VG/VG 
Price: 30.00 USD
Clarendon / Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1895. 
315 pp + publisher's catalogue, 8vo (8 15/16" H), hard cover (maroon boards with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Fold-out colour map frontispiece. Contents: The Italian Universities; The Universities of Spain and Portugal; The Universit ies of France; The Universities of Germany, Bohemia, and the Low Countries; The Universities of Poland, Hungary, Denmark, and Sweden; The Universities of Scotland. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, small light foxing marks on f o l d - o u t map, small tear at top of half-title page at gutter - archivally taped, minor browning in margins of pages, light wear at fore-edge of free rear endpaper, light edge wear to boards, wear and light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, s ma ll a re a of w ea r at top of front hinge, tiny water spot at top of boards, a few faint finger marks, minor rubbing. Very Good- 
Price: 45.00 USD
SPAIN., Sitwell, Sacheverell.
17 Sitwell, Sacheverell. SPAIN.
London B.T. Batsford 1950 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
148 pp, 8 3/4" H. Colour (4) and b&w plates, b&w maps. "The author has visited, in person, every single building of note in all Spain, while viewing the incomparable landscape and taking note of Spanish music, the art and costume of Spain, and Spanish persons. He writes of such masterworks as Burgos Cathedral, Santiago de Compostela, or the Alhambra, but he is no less interested in places which are equally characteristic and whose merits are far less well known. Thus, he is equally at home with the people and their customs; the processions of Holy Week, the Gypsies, the bull fights, the cave dwellers of the Barrio de Santiago." Very small business stamp at bottom of rear pastedown, very light edge wear, minor rubbing, small bump to top corner of boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped; has light browning to spine, flap-folds and some edges; light edge wear/wrinkling; a few very small edge tears; protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
WITH THE GUNS IN THE PENINSULA: THE PENINSULA WAR JOURNAL OF 2nd CAPTAIN WILLIAM WEBBER, ROYAL ARTILLERY., Webber, William.  Edited by Richard Henry Wollocombe.  Preface by Lt.-Colonel M.E.S. Laws.
18 Webber, William. Edited by Richard Henry Wollocombe. Preface by Lt.-Colonel M.E.S. Laws. WITH THE GUNS IN THE PENINSULA: THE PENINSULA WAR JOURNAL OF 2nd CAPTAIN WILLIAM WEBBER, ROYAL ARTILLERY.
Greenhill, London, (1991). 
196 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1853671088 B&w reproductions, diagrams, map. "2nd Captain Webber of the Royal Artillery joined Captain Maxwell's 9-Pounder Brigade at Zafra in August 1812 during the Peninsular War. His rem arkable and hitherto unpublished journal covers the period up to June 16th, 1813, just before the battle of Vittoria. It is remarkable on two counts: firstly through his descriptions of events ususally recorded on the actual day they happ e n e d a n d , secondly, because as well as the military significance of the day he records his impressions of the countryside and its people and customs, with a discriminating and often controversial eye. His Journal describes his personal expe ri en ce s d ur in g th e advance up to and along the Tagus to Aranjuez, the reversal of fortunes during the autumn of 1812, the difficult retreat into winter quarters in Portugal and finally the brigade's part in the brilliant campaign of 1813 whi ch saw th e Fr enc h p us hed b ack across the Ebro....The late Lt.-Colonel Laws has set the Journal within the context of the Peninsular War and outlined Webber's military career, which culminated at Waterloo, where he was wounded. An account of We bber 's l if e a nd f amil y b ackg rou nd is given by the editor, a direct descendant of his sister. This fascinating record of a gunner officer's career, daily life and experiences in Wellington's Peninsular army, provides an important additi on t o the Napo leo nic Libra ry." Pre vious own ers small stamp on front pastedown, minor rub on bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has minor wrinkle at top of spine. VG+/NF 
Price: 42.50 USD

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