Book Description

George Robert Gleig (20 April 1796 – 9 July 1888) was a Scottish soldier, military writer, and priest. In 1813 Gleig gave up a scholarship to Balliol College to join Wellington’s army as an Ensign in the 85th Light Infantry. A year later the young divinity student was sent to the war against the United States, where he fought in five battles (Bladensburg, Baltimore, New Orleans, Washington and Fort Bayo) and was three times wounded; after peace broke out he resumed his scholarship at Magdalen Hall, Oxford in 1816. He took holy orders in 1820. This volume from the journal of his travels in 1837, while Chaplain to the Chelsea Hospital, was among many books written by him during a long & fascinating life
Dealer Notes
First Edition; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall; Gilt titles spine; Number & Initials written in ink inside front cover; Library stamps to title & last pages & remains of library label inside front cover; Top edge browned with age; Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed; some minor marking inside covers & on 'contents' page; Bumping & wear to corners & edges.
Author Gleig, Rev. G. R.
Date 1839
Binding Hardcover (Half Leather) with marbled boards
Publisher John W. Parker; London
Condition Fair Condition/no Dust Jacket as published
Pages 415

Price: £30.00

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