THE ROYAL MILITARY CALENDAR. CONTAINING THE SERVICES OF EVERY GENERAL OFFICER, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL, AND MAJOR GENERAL, IN THE BRITISH ARMY, FROM THE DATE OF THEIR FIRST COMMISSION, AND THE SERVICES OF COLONELS AND LIEUTENANT COLONELS; WITH APPENDIXES, CONT

Philippart, John.


£600.00




Vol. I: 1st ed., Feb. 1815. Xvi + 360 pp. Vol. II: 1st ed., 1815/16. Iv + 420 pp. Vol. III: 1st ed., June 1816. Viii + 420 pp. All Vols: Uniformly bound in original boards; some remains of paper title-pieces to spines but mainly worn away; 2 edges uncut; 23 x 14cm. All hinges tight but paper has worn off ends of spines (most noticeably at the foot of vol. II) and therefore beginning to affect some parts of joints; other minor wear to boards but basically these somewhat fragile bindings have survived the years rather well; some internal foxing & browning but again, less than one might generally expect; GOOD+. Published during the period just a few months before the historic Battle of Waterloo, and over the following year, these three volumes provide an informative army list that details the services of every General Officer, Lieutenant-General, and Major-General in the British Army, from the date of their first commission. It also includes a record of the services of Colonels and Lieutenant Colonels at this crucial time in the history of the Napoleonic Wars. Appendixes provide accounts of the operations of the Army under Lieutenant-General Sir John Murray on the Eastern Coast of Spain in 1812-1813, during the Peninsular Campaign. In command of the forces in this region, Murray attempted to take Tarragona but it was a fiasco and he abandoned the enterprise leaving 18 siege-guns behind. For this he was reprimanded after the war but he was acquitted of all other charges at his court-martial. This excellent, contemporary work is both valuable and indispensable for all scholars and bibliophiles of the Napoleonic Wars. It is available here in its original board binding. Three Volumes:


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