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[Gleig, George R.]:

THE CHELSEA PENSIONERS. BY THE AUTHOR OF "THE SUBALTERN."

      London: Henry Colburn, 1829.. Three volumes. [4],318,[2];[4],[3]-307,[1];[4],[3]- 328,2,[2]pp. Octavo. Modern boards, printed spine labels, untrimmed. Half-titles and ads bound in. Bookplate in each volume, very occasional light foxing, tiny ink smudge on title of third volume, else a very good set. First edition of this historical narrative, thinly concealed as fiction, by the prolific novelist and writer on military matters. Gleig served in the War of 1812 and the Peninsular Wars, going on half-pay after the Battle of Waterloo to return to studies in Oxford. In 1820 he took orders, and turned to writing to supplement the meager income allotted to his curacies. He was a frequent contributor to FRASER'S MAGAZINE, where THE SUBALTERN had first appeared. WOLFF 2571.

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