Staplehurst, new ed., 1996. 150 pp., frontis., D.j., 22 x 14cm. Bookplate o/w FINE. This is one of the very best – and one of the most sought-after – of the many volumes of Peninsular reminiscences. Originally published in 1969, 'Rough Notes' is an account of the military career of a man who saw action with 7th (Royal Fusiliers) at many of the greatest battles and sieges of the Peninsular War, including Talavera, Busaco, Albuera, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Vittoria and the Pyrenees, The book combines much detail of the day-to-day life of a soldier in Wellington's army, with honest and vivid accounts of the battles in which he took part. This is one of the finest personal accounts of the Peninsular War and of the ill-fated New Orleans campaign of 1815.