*Our shops are open!*
Dover Street: 10am – 6pm, Monday to Saturday
Fulham Road: by appointment, 10am – 6pm, Monday to Saturday
Click for more information about safety measures in store.

MAXSE, Frederick Ivor.

Seymour Vandeleur, the Story of a British Officer.

Being a memoir of Brevet-Lieutenant-Colonel Vandeleur, Scots Guards and Irish Guards, with a general description of his campaigns. With watercolour illustrations by Nico Jungman.

London, The National Review, 1905 Stock Code: 113689
Reserve Ask us a question


First edition, number 84 of 150 copies initialled by the author on the limitation leaf. A most attractive publication; a trade edition was published by Heinemann the following year. Vandeleur (1869-1901) was born in County Clare to a prominent soldiering family. He served in the conquest of Nigeria, in Uganda during the establishment of the protectorate (Unyoro expedition, 1895), and later at Atbara and Omdurman in the Sudan Campaign. He died in South Africa when his train was ambushed by a group of Boers including Irish train-wrecker Jack Hinton. He wrote an account of his service in Uganda and Nigeria entitled Campaigning in the Upper Nile and Niger (1898).

Confused? Read our glossary


Quarto (245 x 170 mm). Original vellum, spine and front cover lettered in gilt, crest of the Scots Guards to both covers in gilt and silver, top edge gilt, other untrimmed, japon endpapers.


Title page printed in red and black, 9 plates from watercolours including the frontispiece and 3 photographic plates, all with captioned tissue guards, 9 folding maps and plans in partial colour.


A few small markings to covers, light spotting to edges and towards front and rear, very occasionally to text. An excellent copy with bright plates.


With the exception of framed items*, Peter Harrington offers free delivery on all UK orders of rare books, maps and prints placed through this website. Delivery to USA and the rest of the world is similarly free for orders over £200.

View Full Delivery Details



Established in 1969, Peter Harrington is one of the leading rare book firms in the world. It is a proud member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association – along with ILAB, the PBFA and Lapada – and from shops in Mayfair and Chelsea, London, sells rare books, prints and ephemera to customers across the world.

Email: mail@peterharrington.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7591 0220

ABA Antiquarian Bookseller Association ILAB International League of Antiquarian Booksellers LAPADA The Association of Art and Anatique Dealers PBFA Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association

Our Guarantee Page

Ask us a question


Contact us with details of the book you are interested in or selling and we will contact you

Sell Old Books Help me find a book