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118104
WROTTESLEY, George.

Life and Correspondence of Field Marshal Sir John Burgoyne, Bart....

By his Son-in-Law.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Richard Bentley & Son, 1873

Stock Code: 118104

£350
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Notes

First edition of "the main published source for Burgoyne's long and distinguished career. Most of Burgoyne's correspondence, held in the Royal Engineers Museum, Chatham, was included in this biography" (Bruce). Virtually all of the first volume is concerned with Burgoyne's distinguished service with Wellington in the Peninsula. He also served under Pakenham in the War of 1812, and for a time was inspector-general of fortifications in Britain. At the age of 72 he was invited onto Raglan's staff in the Crimea as lieutenant-general "who in case of the absence of the commander of the Forces, would be in command of the army" (ODNB). Wellington remarked of him, "If Burgoyne only knew his own value, no one would equal him".

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Description

2 volumes, octavo. Contemporary tan calf for Cawthorn and Hutt (their ticket, as "bookbinders", to front pastedowns), spines gilt in compartments, twin red and green morocco labels, two-line gilt frame to sides enclosing dotted blind roll, marbled edges and endpapers.

Illustrations

Portrait frontispiece to volume 1, facsimile letter to volume 2.

Condition

Joints and extremities lightly rubbed, a few minor scuffs and markings to sides, two small indentations to fore edge of vol. 2 front board, trivial spotting to endleaves. A very good copy.

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