MÜFFLING, Karl Ferdinand, Freiherr von.
Passages From My Life; together with Memoirs of the Campaign of 1813 and 1814.
Edited, with Notes, By Colonel Philip Yorke.
First edition in English, uncommon in the original cloth binding. Müffling (1775-1851) was a Prussian Generalfeldmarschal who, after a spell in the civil service of the Duke of Weimar, rejoined the army on the outbreak of the War of Liberation in 1813, and was placed on the headquarters staff of the army of Silesia. His business qualities and common sense were greatly valued, though the temperamental differences between Müffling and August von Gneisenau often led to friction. In the interval between the first occupation of Paris and the Hundred Days, Müffling served as chief of the staff to the Russian General Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly and to General Friedrich Graf Kleist von Nollendorf. At Waterloo he was he was the Prussian liason officer who, at midnight on 18 June, reported to Wellington of the ruthless Prussian pursuit of the French.
Octavo. Original reddish-brown cloth, gilt lettered spine, blind panelling on sides, terracotta-coloured coated endpapers. Contemporary ink stamp of the Duke of Manchester on front free endpaper, either George or William Montagu, 6th and 7th dukes. Spine lightly toned with neat unobtrusive repair at head, old wax stain affecting corner of pp. 485-6, a touch of foxing in places. A very good copy.
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