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|[an error occurred while processing this directive]|Author: GIBSON, JAMES. Title: Memoirs of the Brave: A Brief Account of the Battles of Alma, Balaklava, and Inkerman, with Biographies of the Killed and a List of the Wounded.
Description: London Stamp Exchange, London, 1989, facsimile edition.. 148 pp, 6 13/16" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0948130628 "This little Victorian gem was (first) published in 1854, the first year of the Crimean War..The accounts of the battles are cursory, but the real fascination of the book lies in the biographical details of some two hundred officers who were killed or who died in those first few months of the war, written as they are in that flowery Victorian prose. They contain a great deal that would be of interest to the historian, genealogist and researcher as well as to regimental records. There is a separate list of officers wounded, divided in two parts; one for those wounded up to Balaklava (25th October) and the other for subsequent casualties. Finally there is a calendar for 1854 detailing incidents of the war." Three corners with tiny bump, two small rubs on gold fore-edge of textblock, rear board fore-edge extends 1/8" beyond front board fore-edge (manufactured this way), small excess paper at bottom corner of front pastedown, tiny corner crease on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has one tiny tear, minor edge wrinkling. VG/VG+.
Keywords: Crimean War, Battles, Alma, Balaklava, Inkerman, Biography, Officers, Casualties, British Army, Sebastopol.
Price: US$ 32.50 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 16663
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