Linklater, Eric and Linklater, Andro.
Title THE BLACK WATCH: THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL HIGHLAND REGIMENT.
Publisher Barrie & Jenkins, London, 1977, first edition.
Seller ID 19399
240 pp, small 4to (10 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0214200833 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps, colour plates. "....The Black Watch, since its formation in the 18th century, has been committed in so many engagements in so many par ts of the world that its history is indissolubly intertwined with the history of Britain. The War of American Independence, Napoleon's Egyptian campaign, Quatre Bras and Waterloo, the Crimea, the Indian Mutiny, and World Wars I and II - i n a l l t h e s e, and more, The Black Watch has played a distinguished part. In (this) history of the Regiment from its formation to its recent duties in Northern Ireland, the spirit, resourcefulness, fierce courage and regimental pride of The B la c k Wa tc h c an b e seen throughout. Based on a multitude of contemporary records, diaries and memoirs and fully illustrated, this history was begun by Eric Linklater, himself a private in the Regiment in World War I, who had written several cha pt er s a nd do ne muc h r es earch by the time of his death. It has been ably completed by his younger son, Andro." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, faint erased pencil marks on free front endpaper, faint tiny foxing marks on top of tex tblo ck, mi nor edg e we ar, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wrinkling, very light edge wear, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good