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
NotesFirst 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).
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.
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