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George Brackenbury (text), William Simpson (illustrations)

The Campaign in the Crimea: An Historical Sketch by George Brackenbury (1855)

Published: Colnaghi & Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, London, 1855

Edition: First Edition

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viii + 112 pp., complete with 40 lithographed plates including illustrated title-page.

Full leather binding with gilt titles to spine and gilt ruled boards. All page edges gilt. Gilt decorative devices to pastedowns. Marbled endpapers. Some pages foxed. Ink inscription on the page following the free end-paper from a previous owner. Binding tight.

A thorough description of specific battles, camp life, hospital conditions and churches during the Crimean War. George Brackenbury was the late secretary at Kadikoi to the Honorary Agents of the Crimean Army Fund.

The illustrations to this work were taken on the spot by William Simpson and were originally designed to illustrate his 'Seat of War in the East'. Simpson was a Scottish artist and war correspondent. He arrived off the Crimean peninsula on the 15 November 1854 and managed to record the events before Sebastopol.

  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Name: Rare Paper
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