RUSSELL, William Howard.
The War. From the Death of Lord Raglan to the Evacuation of the Crimea.
With additions and corrections.
First edition of the second and final instalment in the collected Crimean dispatches of the famous Times correspondent, published a year after the first. “Russell left with the troops from Southampton, witnessed the unopposed landing at Evpatoriia on 14 September 1854, and reported all subsequent events until the proclamation of peace, bringing home to the British public the horrors of war, the military mismanagement and the heroism of the soldiers. Russell was knighted in 1895 for his services to journalism and is described on his monument in St Paul’s as ‘the first and greatest of war correspondents'” (Cross).
Octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt and decorated in blind, covers panel-stamped with twin rules enclosing broad floral borders in blind, yellow endpapers. Engraved portrait frontispiece with tissue guard. Owner’s ink-stamp to front free endpaper (twice). Sunning to spine and irregularly to boards, extremities lightly bumped and rubbed, a little mild spotting to prelims. A very good copy.
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