Adventures of a Cornet of Horse in the Crimean War;
a paper read before the Sette of Odd Volumes at its 526th Meeting on November 22nd 1938..London, Ye Sette of Odd Volumes, printed at the Fanfare Press. 1939 Stock Code: 136476
NotesFirst and only edition of 177 numbered copies signed by the author, this 169, published as number XCIX of the Sette's "Opuscula", inevitably uncommon just 4 copies located in a search of institutional holdings on line, all in the UK. Attractive little private publication recounting the Crimean experiences of Cornet Fisher, "in Hodge's regiment from 8 October 1854 to 29 November 1855, apart from a short period from early December 1854 to 11 January 1855, when he was invalided to Constantinople" (Cross). "Ye Sette of Odd Volumes" was a "London-based eccentric, scholarly dining club" founded by Bernard Quaritch in 1878, "Surviving ephemera material relating to the society largely consists of invitations, programmes and menus for events" (History of Science Museum Collections Database). The attractive illustrations are the work of the great typographer and book-designer Berthold Wolpe who, fleeing the Nazis, had settled in England in 1935.
Duodecimo Fine copy An account of the Crimean service of Edward Rowe Fisher-Rowe, 4th Dragoon Guards, based on his letters to his father.
Cover design, hand-coloured title-page border and three hand-coloured vignettes by Berthold Wolpe, double-page halftone map.
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