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George Brackenbury

The Campaign in the Crimea

An historical sketch illustrated by 40 plates from drawings taken on the spot by William Simpson.

Published: Paul and Dominic Colnaghi and Co, London, 1855

Edition: First edition

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1 volume. First edition. First series.

Illustrated with 40 sepia lithographs. 

Publishers blue cloth stamped in gilt to cover and spine. 

Gilt titles with vignettes.

viii, 112 pages.

16 page publishers catalogue.

Decorative title page with vignette.

40 sepia lithographs with tissue-guards. 

The illustrations were taken on the spot by William Simpson

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. He would frequently

send his water-colours back to London.

Recorded shipping weight 1500g.

Shipped and insured by recorded delivery.

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 25.5 x 18.5 cm
  • Sold By: West Clare Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Tom Moloney
  • Country: Ireland
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