Scenes in a Soldier's Life:
Being a connected narrative of the Principal military events in Scinde, Beeloochistan, and Affghanistan [sic], during 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842, and 1843. Under generals Lord Keane, Brooks, Sir R. Sale, Wiltshire, Pollock, Nott, England, M'Caskill, and Sir C. Napier.London: Longman and Company, 1860 Stock Code: 129371
Third edition of this eyewitness account of the First Afghan War, with an extensive subscriber's list featuring many British, Canadian, and Irish military men. Hall Wilton kept a daily journal during the Afghan war and not only detailed military events but also any murders, assassinations, and personal treacheries within the ranks. He served with the 40th Regiment under General Sir John Keane and later emigrated to Canada after retiring from the army. The scarce first edition was subsequently published in Montreal in 1848. A highly uncommon work, with just one copy traced on WorldCat, held at the National Library of Scotland.
Octavo. Original blue diaper-grain cloth, recased, titles to spine in gilt, central motif and frames blocked in blind to covers, endpapers renewed.
With a 14 pp. subscribers list at front.
Binding furbished (extremities of spines and corners consolidated, grain of spine smoothed, lettering retouched). Minor rubbing to extremities, top edge dust toned, foxing to contents; a very good copy.
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