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LEEKE (Rev. William, MA) History of Lord Seaton's Regiment (The 52nd Light Infantry) at the Battle of Waterloo; Together With Various Incidents Connected with That Regiment, Not Only at Waterloo, but Also at Paris, in the North of France, & For Several Years Afterwards: To Which Are Added Many of The Author's Reminiscences of His Military & Clerical Careers, During a Period of More Than Fifty Years. [Together with:] A Supplement to The History of Lord Seaton's Regiment (The 52nd Light Infantry) at The Battle of Waterloo. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., xx+411pp., portrait, 3 plans (of the Battle of Waterloo) & xiv+475pp. [And:] [ii]+68pp., 3 plans. Hatchard & Co./ Hatchards & Bemrose. 1866/1871.  #56646
[HLMainPic] Comprehensive history inc. author's reminiscences: as a seventeen year old subaltern he carried the 52nd Regimental Colour at Waterloo & controversially claimed that his regiment alone had defeated the attack of the Imperial Guard, which generated all manner of correspondence & resulted in the issue of the Supplement containing "Mr Leeke's replies to the criticisms of the Guards & others on his work, & various particulars relating to the crisis & close of the action." Orig. orange cloth, gilt, Vols. I & II little rubbed, some small tears to joints, generally VG, the Supplement VG throughout. Scarce. See illustration on our website.   £245




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