Recollections of Rifleman Harris (old 85th): With Anecdotes of His Officers and His Comrades. Benjamin Harris, Henry Curling.
Recollections of Rifleman Harris (old 85th): With Anecdotes of His Officers and His Comrades

Recollections of Rifleman Harris (old 85th): With Anecdotes of His Officers and His Comrades

London: John And Daniel A. Darling, 1848. First Edition. Octavo. Item #027568

282 pages, One of the best known reminiscences of the Peninsular War. In chapter VIII, he discusses an officer named Cardo who was called effeminate and ladylike in manners so much as to be remarked by the whole regiment yet he was found to be a most gallant officer, who was killed while fighting bravely in the Pyrenees. Harris also discusses the Congreve rockets which bursts were terrifying though the old guard represented by Wellington did not consider them effective. Bound in a green pictorial gilt cloth decorated in blind, nicely rebacked with original pictorial gilt spine laid down, endpapers renewed, light foxing to title page, internally clean, just a bit of wear to corners or edges. A very good copy.

Price: $275.00

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