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Henningsen, C(harles) F(rederick); Captain of Lancers In The Service Of Don Carlos
The Most Striking Events Of A Twelvemonths' Campaign With Zumalacarregui , In Navarre And The Basque Provinces. A wonderful example of a scarce book.
John Murray, London, 1836. Two small octavo volumes finely bound in contemporary black calf; twin burgundy morocco labels; spines gilt in compartments between broad raised bands gilt; gilt rule and decoration in blind on covers; original light yellow endpapers; speckled edges; tiny paper trade label on rear paste-downs of J. Seacome, Bookseller & Stationer, , Bridge St. Row, Chester. xvi, 307; (1), vi, 302pp. Complete with frontispiece portrait (spotted) and lithographed folding map. There is a little rubbing and slight wear to the upper joint - but overall- outstanding. Henningsen (1815-1877) was a writer, mercenary soldier and munitions expert. He was born in Brussels of Danish-Irish descent. He entered the service of Don Carlos in 1834 and rose to be captain of the bodyguard to General Tomas de Zumalacarregui. After the signing of the Lord Eliot Convention of April 1835, Henningsen returned to England but soon went back to Spain in the rank of lieutenant-colonel and joined the Carlist expedition that threatened Madrid and Aragon. He fought at the battle of Villar de los Navarros (24 August 1837), a Carlist victory, and then headed the Carlist lancers and was attacked near Madrid by Liberal (Isabeline) forces. Henningsen distinguished himself by leading a column against these forces, capturing the outer defences of Madrid. However, as Don Carlos was unable to send reinforcements, he was taken prisoner but released on parole. Thus ended his participation in the first Carlist War, but Henningsen later fought in Russia, Hungary, Nicaragua and the United States! [Attributes: … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: McManmon, B.D. ABA, ILAB [Preston, LANCS, United Kingdom]
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