A History of the British Army
A History of the British Army


A History of the British Army

FORTESCUE, Hon. J[ohn] W.

Regular price $300.00 Sale

Sir John Fortesque wrote what was originally a twenty volume history of the British Army, from the Norman Conquest to the First World War between 1899 and 1930. This set, published in 1910 covers the Army's history up to and including the Battle of Coruna of 1809. The set has an extraordinary amount of historical detail from a military perspective. A fantastic find for the military history buff.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Macmillan and Co. Limited
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1910
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Very good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    8-book set. Vol. I: xxxv, 608p with 4 foldout maps pasted at the back before the index; Vol. II: xxii, 637p; Vol. III: xxviii, 621p with 11 foldout maps pasted before the index; Vol. IV pt. 1: li, 598p; Vol. IV pt. 2: xviii, 599-967p; Vol. 4: Maps book with an additional book of 27 maps and plans; Vol. V: xxiii, 437p with 15 foldout maps pasted at the end; Vol. VI: xxi, 448p with 9 foldout maps; and Vol. IV. Maps: 23 cm. Red cloth hardcover bindings with gold lettering on spines. Each volume features numerous maps in both colour and black&white. Spines faded. Pages a bit yellowed and many pages remain uncut. Text unmarked. Very good condition.

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