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Sebastopol   14 Books
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BANNATYNE (Lt.-Col. Neil) History of the Thirtieth Regiment now the First Battalion East Lancashire Regiment, 1689-1881. 1st Ed., ix+474pp., 14 col plates (of uniforms), one b/w plate (with portraits of 3 COs), 15 maps. Liverpool: Littlebury Bros. 1923  #61643
[HLMainPic] Exellent, detailed & scarce history including campaigns in Flanders, Peninsula & Waterloo, Mahratta Wars & Crimea. Roll of officers who served; casualties of all ranks often noted in text. Orig. blue cloth, gilt,stained & worn, internally VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
BOSTOCK (Dep. Surgeon-Gen. J.A., CB) Letters from India & the Crimea. Selected from the Correspondence of the Late Deputy Surgeon-General Bostock, C.B., Hon. Surgeon to the Queen, Chevalier of the Legion of Honour, formerly of the Scots Fusilier Guards. 1st Ed., xix+270pp., portrait frontis. Bell & Sons. 1896  #50213
[HLMainPic] Bostock joined the Buffs in India as surgeon in 1842, serving in the Gwalior campaign, afterwards became a popular Surgeon-Major of the Scots Fusilier Guards in the Crimea when he was rewarded with the CB & Legion d'Honneur: "The Crimean portion is especially striking. It would be difficult to point to a more scathing indictment than the letters written before Sebastopol..." - Introductory note. Orig. olive green cloth, little rubbed & worn, generally VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £145
HIGGINSON (Gen. Sir George, GCB) Seventy-one Years of a Guardsman's Life. 1st Ed., xi+403pp., 10 plates. Smith, Elder. 1916  #63321
[HLMainPic] Grenadier Guards in Crimea inc. Alma & Sebastopol operations. Orig. red cloth, gilt, somewhat worn, contemp. ownership inscrip., sound copy. See illustration on our website.   £25
HUME (John R., Maj.-Genl., late 55th Regt.) Reminiscences of the Crimean Campaign with the 55th Regiment. 1st Ed., 190pp., portrait frontis., 27 other illus., plans & portraits. Printed for the Author by Unwin Bros. 1894  #62473
[HLMainPic] Detailed account throughout the campaign until the fall of Sebastopol, based on the author's diary & letters. Orig. green cloth, gilt to front & sp., minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £90
JOCELYN (Col. J.R.) The History of the Royal Artillery (Crimean Period). 1st Ed., xxviii+508pp., 17 plates, 27 illus. in text, 10 maps (inc. 7 fldg.). Murray. 1911  #62400
[HLMainPic] Detailed account of operations, well illustrated & rolls of officers' services &c. Orig. blue cloth, sp. sunned & chipped, some spotting/marking to boards, o/w sound & complete with all fldg. maps &c. See illustration on our website.   £45
MCKIERNAN (Thomas, Col. Sgt., late 50th Regt.) Experiences of a British Veteran Soldier. 1st Ed., xv+162pp., portrait frontis., map (of the Crimea). Port Talbot: T. Major Jones & Sons. 1892  #61167
[HLMainPic] Author enlisted in the 3rd Ft. in 1853 & transferred to the 50th (later Royal West Kent) Regt. for the Crimea a year later: served throughout the campaign inc. battles of the Alma & Inkermann, capture of the Malakoff Fort & the Redan. Afterwards served in Ceylon & NZ Maori War 1864-65 (action at Wanganui &c.). Mostly concerned with his Crimean experiences. Orig. red cloth, gilt to front, cloth stained & worn, lacking front & rear endpapers but sound copy & rare. See illustration on our website.   £125
PACK (Col. Reynell, CB) Sebastopol Trenches & Five Months in Them. 1st Ed., xii+203pp., double page chromolitho. frontis of family orders & decorations, 2 panoramic views. Kerby & Endean. 1878  #55320
[HLMainPic] Pack served in the Crimea with the Royal Fusiliers & his memoirs were published posthumously, as the preface explains: "This volume would have appeared immediately after the Criman campaign, but as it contains strong comments on the capacity & qualifications of certain officers, its publication was deferred." Attractive full red morocco, nicely dec. boards, raised bands to sp., marbled endpapers, sp. sl. rubbed but easily VG or better & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £245
PEARSE (Major Hugh) Ed. 'Redan Windham' The Crimean Diary & Letters of Lt.-Genl. Sir Charles Ashe Windham, KCB, with Observations on His Services during The Indian Mutiny. New Ed., x+272pp. Heinemann's Empire Library of Standard Works. 1897  #40396
AQMG 4th Div. & GOC 2nd Bde., 2nd Div., Alma, Balaklava & Inkerman & led the final assault on the Redan, 8th Sept. 1855; commanded at Cawnpore in the Mutiny until sidelined to Lahore by Sir Colin Campbell. Orig. red cloth, blocked black, minor wear.   £30
RANKEN (W. Bayne) Six Months at Sebastopol: Being Selections from the Journal & Correspondence of the late Major George Ranken, Royal Engineers. Edited by His Brother. 1st Ed., [vii]+156pp. Charles Westerton. 1857  #62586
[HLMainPic] Ranken was commissioned from Woolwich in 1847. He led the forlorn hope attack on the Redan on 8th Sept. 1855 & was killed on 28th Feb. 1856 whilst engaged in blowing up the White Barracks in Sebastopol - the last British officer to die in the Crimea. Interesting letters & diaries edited by his brother. Orig. red blindstamped cloth, gilt to sp., a little chipped & rubbed at extremities but generally VG & rare, inscribed "Somerville Hogg from the Editor April 1858." See illustration on our website.   £145
REID (Douglas Arthur, MD) Memories of the Crimean War, January 1855 to June 1856. 1st Ed., [xvi]+206pp., 4to, portrait frontis., 19 plates 7 maps (some fldg.). St. Catherine Press. 1911  #62848
[HLMainPic] Asst. Surgeon with 90th Perthshire Light Infantry in the trenches, camps & hospitals before Sebastopol, inc. the attacks on the Redan. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG, handsome & scarce with good illustrations & maps. This copy with small photo. of the author attached to tp, also loosely inserted photo. in later life (signed by the author) plus two leaves (4pp.) of Press Notices for the work. See illustrations on our website.   £145

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