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LUMSDEN, Peter, & George Elsmie.

Lumsden of The Guides.

A Sketch of the Life of Lieut-Gen. Sir Harry Burnett Lumsden, with Selections from His Correspondence and Occasional Papers.

John Murray, London , 1899 Stock Code: 74648
£75.00
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Notes

First edition. Victorian biography of Sir Harry Lumsden, that includes an extensive number of letters, written mostly to his father, never otherwise published. "Lumsden's letters project a strong, positive image of the man, and they enshew the backbiting common within army hierarchy" (Riddick). Lumsden was a notable cavalry commander, and was the originator of khaki uniform.

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Description

Octavo. Original oatmeal cloth with gilt lettering to spine and amorial family crest in block and gilt to upper board.

Illustrations

Photogravure frontispiece and one other similar portrait, ten half-tone plates, two full-page plans, folding facsimile letter, folding map at rear.

Condition

Spine slightly crumpled, boards a little soiled, hinges cracked, corners a tad worn, end papers toned, else a good copy.

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