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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

     




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