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James Grant
Lady Wedderburn's Wish, A Tale Of The Crimean War
London: Tinsley Brothers, 1870. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed. 8" by 5.5". None. A first edition of this scarce novel by Scottish author James Grant, complete here in three volumes. Grant was prolific as an author, writing nearly 100 books throughout his life. He is suspected of Jacobite sympathies, having founded in 1853 the national Association for the Vindication of Scottish Rights. In his youth he served with the 62nd Foot, but resigned his comission in 1843 to become a draughtsman. However, his literary interests soon took over, and soon devoted himself to writing. His first novel was The Romance of War, based on the experiences of his father's regiment of Highlanders in the Peninsular War. It was a moderate success, and soon he was writing two or three novels a year. Most of his novels had war as a theme, and many besides dwelt on Scottish subjects. This novel was published only 5 years before his death. It concerns the Crimean war, which had occured only in the 1850s. The war had a significant cultural impact in Britain; this novel provides an example of the war's reception. In keeping with Tennyson's The Charge Of The Light Brigade, Romance is the most prominent characteristic. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. Collated: complete In the original red cloth. Externally smart with a little wear to the heads and tails of the spines. The extremities are very slightly bumped. Internally, generally firmly bound. The first and last few pages are a little spotted, otherwise clean and b … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Rooke Books [United Kingdom]
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