Carter, Thomas (Ed.).


1st ed., 1867. Xvi + 265 pp., hand-cold., frontis., + 2 other hand-cold., plates. Re-backed with original spine re-laid and retaining original red cloth covers & marbled e.p.'s ; gilt to front cover, 26th Foot penned to spine ; a.e.g.; 21 x 14cm. 1 corner bumped ; 1 ink mark to front cover & some other light markings in keeping with age o/w V.G. The author of this historical record had assisted Richard Cannon in compiling his famous series of historical records of the regiments. Although the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury decided to discontinue the authoritative series after Cannon's retirement, the author of this publication brings all his expertise to result in a superb record of the Twenty-Sixth or Cameronian Regiment from its formation in 1689 through to the contemporary date of 1867. Of particular interest are the detailed chapters on the 26th's service in Egypt during the Napoleonic Wars and then at Corunna and Ciudad Rodrigo during the Peninsular Campaign. From Flanders in 1702, to North America and Canada in the 1770's, to China in the early 1840's, India, Ireland, Scotland and so forth, the 26th Cameronians served with distinction and their gallant deeds are recorded here. Illustrated with three luxurious hand-coloured plates this is a VERY SCARCE First Edition of this historical record.

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