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HARRISON, Sir Richard, General.

Recollections of a Life in the British Army during the Latter Half of the 19th Century.

Published: London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1908

Stock code: 66600

Price: £125

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First edition. Early service with the R.E. in the Crimea, at Scutari; India, 1857-59, including the Siege of Lucknow; and the China War of 1859-60, where he was present at the taking of the Taku Forts. But the greater portion of the book is taken up with the Zulu War. Harrison was AQMG for the advance into Zululand, including a chapter on the Battle of Ulundi, subsequently in the Transvaal in 1879 and the Egyptian Campaign of 1882, where he was present at the battle of Tel-el-Kebir. “One of the best autobiographies of the period…” (Bruce).

Octavo. Original red cloth, title gilt to the spine and upper board. Portrait frontispiece and twelve other plates, one page facsimile of the Prince Imperial’s report to Harrison. A little rubbed, the spine slightly darkened, else a very good copy, very neatly recased in the original cloth, the spine lined.

Bibliography: Bruce 2235.

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