HISTORICAL RECORD OF THE THIRTEENTH, FIRST SOMERSET, OR, THE PRINCE ALBERT'S REGIMENT OF LIGHT INFANTRY; CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF THE FORMATION OF THE REGIMENT IN 1685, AND OF ITS SUBSEQUENT SERVICES TO 1848.

Cannon, Richard.


£100.00




1st ed., 1848. Xxxvi + 128 pp., 3 hand-cold., plates. Original red cloth; gilt title; blind decorative tooling to front & rear; 22 x 14cm. Front hinge a little worn at ends only; spine faded o/w V.G. 4 Old Newspaper Cuttings relating to the 72nd (Duke of Albany's Own) Highlanders, tipped-in. In keeping with the high standard of all Richard Cannon's regimental histories, this one covers the history of one of the most popular regiments in the British Army - The Thirteenth, First Somerset, or, The Prince Albert's Regiment of Light Infantry. It gives an account of the formation of the Regiment in the year 1685, and provides a chronological record of its subsequent services to 1848 from Scotland to Ireland, Flanders to Portugal, the West Indies to America, Egypt to Burma and from India to Afghanistan. This superb book is embellished with 3 stunning hand-coloured plates and four old newspaper cuttings relating to the 72nd Highlanders, tipped-in.


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