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The Life of Colin Campbell, Lord Clyde.
SHADWELL, L.

The Life of Colin Campbell, Lord Clyde....

Illustrated by Extracts from His Diary and Correspondence. In Two Volumes. With Portrait and Maps.

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Published: Edinburgh & London William Blackwood & Son, 1881

Stock Code: 85405

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Notes

First edition. Colin Campbell began his varied and lengthy army career under Wellington's forces in Portugal during The Peninsular War. Over the next half century, he would see active service in The West Indies, China, Hong Kong, India and The Crimea. Considered brave, dutiful, and modest, 'war-bred' Sir Colin had risen slowly by military merit 'by his own deserts' - in an army still dominated by privilege, patronage, and money. Sir Owen Burne wrote that he "was not a heaven-born leader, nor was he gifted with much military genius", however, to his contemporaries he was a great soldier, who had saved the British Empire in India.

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Description

2 volumes octavo. Original red pebble grain cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and blind decorative panelling to boards.

Illustrations

Portrait frontispiece to the first volume and 16 maps and plans in all, 8 of them folding, including a large coloured general map, 6 full-page, and 2 plans to the text.

Condition

Repaired closed tear to folding map of India at rear of volume I, short closed tear to map at page 312 in volume II. Spines renewed, cloth rubbed and dulled, front hinge to volume I repaired. A very good set.

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