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129371
HALL WILTON, John.

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.

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Published: London Longman and Company, 1860

Stock Code: 129371

£500
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

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 OCLC, held at the National Library of Scotland.

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Description

Octavo. Original blue diaper-grain cloth, recased, titles to spine in gilt, central motif and frames blocked in blind to covers, endpapers renewed.

Illustrations

With a 14 pp. subscribers list at front.

Condition

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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