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WARREN, T. Herbert.

Christian Victor: the Story of a Young Soldier.

Published: London: John Murray, 1903

Stock code: 110678

Price: £150

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Second edition, published in May 1903 (following the first edition of March 1903). Prince Christian Victor of Schleswig-Holstein (1867-1900) was the favourite grandson of Queen Victoria and served in the 60th King’s Royal Rifles. He saw action in the Hazara Expedition (1888), the fourth Anglo-Ashanti War (1895), served under Kitchener in the 1898 Sudan campaign and was present at Omdurman. He was a staff officer during the Second Boer War and was present at the relief of Ladysmith but contracted malaria in Pretoria and died of enteric fever in 1900.

Square octavo. Original dark green-black cloth with red stripe (the regimental colours), neatly rebacked with the original spine laid-down, front cover gilt lettered and with large gilt stamp of the regimental badge, top edges gilt. Photogravure portrait frontispiece, 4 other photogravure portraits, 12 monochrome plates from photographs, sketch maps of the Black Mountain Expedition (or Hazara Expedition of 1888) and the Battle of Omdurman (folding). Prize label (dated 1913) on front pastedown. Scattered foxing otherwise a very good copy.

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