John Shipp

Memoirs of the Extraordinary Military Career of John Shipp

Late a Lieutenant in His Majesty's 87th

Published: Hurst, Chance, and Co., London, 1830

Edition: Second

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John Shipp (March 1784 – 1834) was a British soldier and author best known for his memoirs, which were popular and ran to at least four editions. Shipp began his military career as a drummer boy at the age of ten and twice won commissions from the ranks due to his ability and conduct. He attained the rank of lieutenant in the 87th Regiment.The Times reviewed the third edition of Shipp's memoir in 1890 where the work was listed as one of the "Books Of The Week". The reviewer states that "for a man of little more than 30 to have twice won his commission from the ranks was...an achievement unique in the annals of the British army". 

Bound in half leather and marbled boards. Pages332, 336 and 364. The front board of volume two is loose from the book. Slight wear around spine and spine edges. Contents clear and bright and with minimal foxing.

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 120 mm x 190 mm
  • Sold By: Mantis Books
  • Contact Person: Charl Yates
  • Country: South Africa
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