An Invaluable Military Record, In Eleven VolumesThe Royal Military Chronicle or British Officers Monthly Register, and Mentor. London: J. Davis, 1811-1816.
First edition. Eleven octavo volumes: the complete run of the First Series (November 1810-April 1814) in seven volumes, and the first four volumes (of six) of the New Series (May 1814-April 1816). Engraved portraits, folding maps, folding plan, plates of fortifications. A couple of folding plates torn without loss along folds; some browning and offsetting. One folding map for January 1811 not bound in, but provided from another copy.
Uniformly bound in contemporary half diced Russia over marbled boards, with spines decoratively stamped in gilt. General shelf wear and rubbing to boards. "Chas. Chichester" in ink on first free endpapers of four volumes. An attractive set in better than very good condition.
An almost complete run of this invaluable record. Covers the war in the Peninsula and other campaigns, includes biographies, promotions, tactics, fortification, uniform details, correspondence, etc., plus long supplements. This set with the ownership name of Sir Charles Chichester in the first four volumes of the first series. Chichester joined the W. Yorkshire Regiment in 1811 and later commanded the Auxiliary Legion in Spain in the action of May 14, 1837 and in the attack and capture of Irun on May 16-17.
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