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E Bruce Hamley
The Story of the Campaign of Sebastopol Written in the Camp
William Blackwood and Sons, London, 1855. A finely bound, first edition copy of this important first hand account of this particular campaign during the Crimean War. With the original colour plates in a bright condition. In a bright and sumptuous half morocco binding. Illustrated with nine lithographic plates total. With the coloured frontispiece, three coloured plates, and five tinted plates. The illustrations to this work were drawn by Hamley himself. Collated, complete. Written by Lieutenant General Sir Edward Bruce Hamley. Hamley was a Lieutenant Colonel at the time of writing. He served throughout the Crimean War as the aide-de-camp or ADC to Sir Richard Dacres. In this role he commanded the artillery and partook in all operations which lead to him becoming successively major and lieutenant-colonel. Throughout the Crimean War, Hamley contributed articles to 'Blackwood's Magazine' which gave a leading account of the progress of the campaign. Several of these articles have been republished in this work, leading this to be the first edition of these works in book form. This work pre-dates Hamley's magnum opus 'The Operations of War' which became a text-book of military instruction. Many regard this earlier work as crucial for his development and establishment as a military author. With the bookplate of Reginald Hildyard (1876-1965) to the front pastedown. Hildyard was a British Army officer who saw active service in the Second Boer War and the First World War. Hamley notes to the preface that his professional role 'afforded peculiar facilities for observation'. He re-iter … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA [Bath, United Kingdom]
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