Recollections of an Artillery Officer: Including Scenes and Adventures in Ireland, America, Flanders, and France

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Recollections of an Artillery Officer: Including Scenes and Adventures in Ireland, America, Flanders, and France

HILL, Benson Earle

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The author (1790? - 1845) journeyed to Ireland in 1810 to join the Royal Artillery as a Second Lieutenant. His first active military service was at the British defeat at New Orleans, and he appeared at Waterloo too late to join in the battle. While his memoirs may be of interest to military historians, they may be even more appealing to theatre buffs. Much of Hill's spare time was spent attending theatrical presentations or performing as an amateur actor himself. Bookplate is likely that of Lt. Col. Clifford Cyril Scott (1876-1968) of the Durham Light Infantry.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Richard Bentley
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1836
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a

Details

  • Condition: Very good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    2 vols.: viii, 342; vi, 328 p. 20 cm. Full leather with gold and blank impressing, burgundy spine labels, marbled endpapers and text block edges. Moderate wear. Bookplates on front pastedowns for Clifford Cyril Scott. Light foxing. Ink inscription on a front endpaper in vol. I: "Edwyn Stanhope given him by his friend R. Goring Thomas On his leaving Eton july 9 1841."

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