Item #028289 The Household Cavalry Brigade in the Waterloo Campaign. Morgan Crofton, Sir.
The Household Cavalry Brigade in the Waterloo Campaign

The Household Cavalry Brigade in the Waterloo Campaign

London: Sifton, Praed & Co, 1912. First Edition. Octavo. Item #028289

51 pages, color frontispiece of a trooper in the 2nd Life Guards 1814, folding map present in fine condition. Herbert Maxwell has written the introduction noting that it is a more vivid account than found in other sources covering the forced march of the Household Cavalry Brigade to Quatre bras on June 16th, the engagement with the French cavalry during the critical retreat and many other accounts found nowhere else. One of the scarcest accounts which was issued in a very small print edition (copies at the British Library and 3 other libraries). The map is unique with details of the movement of Morgan's Brigade. Bound in red cloth lettered in gilt, spine lettering gilt, news clipping mounted to front pastdown, previous owner's name, cloth on upper joint appears to have been reglued. The previous owner has placed a reference to S. Baring Gould on the rear flyleaf pertaining to the Life Guards and the battle of waterloo. A very good copy.

Price: $275.00

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