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    Official Lists of British Army Officers Serving During the Revolutionary War

    [British Army Lists]. Army Lists for the Years 1775-1783, Covering the Years of the American Revolution. Nine volumes, including: A List of the General and Field-Officers, As they Rank in the Army; of the Officers in the several Regiments of Horse, Dragoons, and Foot, on the British and Irish Establishments...For the Year 1775. London: Printed for J. Millan, [1775]. A copy of the original edition, completely in photostated facsimile. A facsimile copy in fine condition. [and:] ...For the Year 1776. [and:] ...For the Year 1777. Pages 145-150 missing here -- whether any pages containing text are missing is unknown. [and:] [...For the Year] MDCCLXXVIII. [and:] A List of all the Officers of the Army: viz. the General and Field Officers...[1779]. Appears to be lacking the Regiments of Fencible Men list, with at least two leaves having been excised, but with chapter title leaf. Good or better. [and:] A List of all the Officers of the Army...[1780]. Archibald Campbell's copy, with his name in ink on title page. [and:] A List of all the Officers of the Army...[1781]. Lacks pages 219-222 in the index. Capt. Smyth's (1st Battalion, 9th Regiment of Foot) copy, with his name in ink on the title page. [and:] A List of the Officers of the Army...[1782]. [and:] A List of the Officers of the Army...[1783]. All volumes are first editions, excepting the facsimile 1775 copy, and are in generally very good condition, unless otherwise noted. Most copies with some annotations throughout in old ink. More extensive descriptions available online.

    The official military registers of the officers of the British Army who fought against the Americans in the War of American Independence. Published annually by the Secretary of War, these volumes include the regiments of horse, dragoons, and foot, as well as artillery, independent companies, and marines. The numbers offered here -- those covering the Revolutionary War -- are particularly scarce and desirable.


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    1775: A List of the General and Field-Officers, As they Rank in the Army; of the Officers in the several Regiments of Horse, Dragoons, and Foot, on the British and Irish Establishments . . . For the Year 1775. London: Printed for J. Millan, [1775]. A copy of the original edition, completely in photostated facsimile. 230 pages. In recent red cloth binding, lettered in white on spine. With some hand-written annotations throughout. A facsimile copy in fine condition. [and:]

    1776: A List of the General and Field-Officers, As they Rank in the Army; of the Officers in the several Regiments of Horse, Dragoons, and Foot, on the British and Irish Establishments. . . or the Year 1776. London: Printed for J. Millan, [1776]. First edition. Bound in fours. 248 pages. In modern red cloth with gilt spine; gray endpapers. Gutters at title leaf and last leaf professionally strengthened with archival tape. With Army and Navy Club and AMOT ink stamps to lower margin of title page; blind-embossed seal to title leaf and following leaf. With annotation throughout in old ink. Very good. [and:]

    1777: A List of the General and Field-Officers, As they Rank in the Army; of the Officers in the several Regiments of Horse, Dragoons, and Foot, on the British and Irish Establishments. . .or the Year 1777. London: Printed for J. Millan, [1777]. First edition. Bound in fours, wide margins. 262 pages. Modern brown cloth with gilt spine; all edges gilt. Minor discoloration to front board. Mild to moderate dampstaining throughout, most prominent on outer leaves. Two gatherings detached but laid in. This copy interleaved with a blank leaf after every printed leaf, continuing until the Alphabetical Index at p. 151. Pages 145-150 missing here - whether any pages containing text is missing is unknown. A few instances of old ink annotations. Generally, very good. [and:]

    1778: A List of the General and Field-Officers, As they Rank in the Army; of the Officers in the several Regiments of Horse, Dragoons, and Foot, on the British and Irish Establishments. . . MDCCLXXVIII. London: Printed for J. Millan, [1778]. First edition. Bound in fours. 259 pages. Modern red cloth with gilt spine; gray endpapers. Gutter at title page professionally strengthened. Spine lightly faded. With Army and Navy Club and AMOT ink stamps to lower margin of title page. A few annotations in old ink throughout. Very good. [and:]

    1779: A List of all the Officers of the Army: viz. the General and Field Officers. . . [N.p., n.p.]. War-Office, 4th of June, 1779. First edition. Bound in fours, wide margins. 292, 66 (Officers of the Militia) pages. Appears to be lacking the Regiments of Fencible Men list, with at least two leaves having been excised, but with chapter title leaf. Nineteenth-century full red leather with gilt spine and gilt-bordered boards; all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Binding soiled, rubbed, and worn, vertical cracks to leather on spine. A tender copy, with hinges starting; overopened at a couple of spots. Annotations throughout in old ink and pencil. Bookplate of (Capt.) R. G. Hollies-Smith to front pastedown. Good or better. [and:]

    1780: A List of all the Officers of the Army: viz. the General and Field Officers. . . [N.p., n.p.]. War-Office, 30 June, 1780. First edition. 371, 86 pages. Half-bound in black polished calf over marbled paper boards; gilt spine with five raised bands and red leather label. Fore-edge and bottom edge sprinkled, mustard endpapers. Joints and other extremities rubbed and worn. Front hinge cracked, rear hinge starting. Archibald Campbell's copy, with his name in ink on title page. United Service Club bookplate to front pastedown. Generally very good. [and:]

    1781: A List of all the Officers of the Army: viz. the General and Field Officers. . . [N.p., n.p.]. War-Office, 20 July, 1781. First edition. Bound in fours. 347, 79 pages plus the six pages of "Alterations whilst Printing." Lacks pages 219-222 (Bainbridge-Brome in Alphabetical List index). Bound in full old polished calf with rebacked spine. Boards scarred and worn along edges. Offsetting to endpapers. Occasional minor foxing. Capt. Smyth's (1st Battalion, 9th Regiment of Foot) copy, with his name in ink on title page. Also, name of J. Campbell in old ink on front free endpaper. Bookplate of John, 4th Duke of Atholl on front pastedown. Very good. [and:]

    1782: A List of the Officers of the Army. . . [N.p., n.p.]. War-Office, 30 April, 1782. First edition. Bound in fours, wide margins. 347, 79 pages. Nineteenth-century full red leather with gilt spine and gilt-bordered boards; all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Binding rubbed and worn, vertical cracks to leather on spine. Foot of spine chipped; headband loose. A tender copy, with front hinge starting; overopened at p. 172. Stain to top margin of approximately thirty-three pages, not affecting body of text. "Withdrawn" stamp from the Ministry of Defence to verso of front free endpaper. A generally very good copy. [and:]

    1783: A List of the Officers of the Army. . . [N.p., n.p.]. War-Office, 28 April, 1783. First edition. Bound in fours. 275, [1]-49, 326-347, text running consecutively. In old full polished calf; gilt-stamped red morocco label and five raised bands on spine. Binding with general wear; spine ends worn. Hinges cracked. Endpapers toned. Occasional foxing. Bookplate of Ernest J. Martin to front pastedown. A tight copy in very good condition.



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