The Victoria Cross in Afghanistan, and on the Frontiers of India.
During the Years 1877, 1878, 1879, & 1880. How it was won.London, Dean & Son, 1882 Stock Code: 140295
NotesFirst edition of this attractive and uncommon little book, with just three locations on Library Hub (British Library, Scotland, Oxford), WorldCat adding a further four (Ireland, Stanford, California State Library, Illinois). Elliott, who served in the War Department and Reserve Staff, gives lively accounts of eighteen VC-winning actions.
Octavo. Original dark blue fine oblique-rib cloth, spine lettered in black, front cover titled on a gilt background within an ornamental border enclosing a trophy of arms and the Victoria Cross, dark slate-green-coated endpapers, gilt edges.
23 wood-engraved plates (5 double-page), 8 portraits to the text, double-page map at the end.
Binding skillfully refurbished, extremities of spine and corners consolidated, a few gatherings a little proud. A very good copy in the attractive original cloth binding.
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