Henry Clifford V.C.: His Letters and Sketches from the Crimea :: Henry Clifford soon to be presented for sale on the excellent BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: Michael Joseph, 1956, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Plans of battle; Line drawings; Black & white plates; Fold-out maps (1); Colour frontispiece; Genealogical tables; Top edge dyed Red;
From the cover: The Honble Henry Clifford, an officer in the Rifle Brigade, sent regularly from the Crimea many, letters which were circulated among his numerous relatives. A century later readers will find that their spirit lives and glows. Clifford, third son of the seventh Lord Clifford of Chudleigh in Devon, was first commissioned in the Rifle Brigade in August, 1846. He served with his Regiment in South Africa until the surrender of the Boers at Weinberg, and as he also took part in the Kaffir War of 1852 he was able to draw comparisons based on his own experience. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his part in the Battle of Inkerman. After a distinguished career in the Army he retired as Major-General Sir Hen…
Introduction by: Sir Bernard Paget
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper worn at the edges with a nick to the top corner of the lower panel. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block. Previous owners’ name and date to the first blank.
Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 288 pages. Index. 9¼” x 6¼”.
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