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The invasion of the Crimea

Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress

Down to the Death of Lord Raglan

By A W Kinglake

1874-5 - London and Edinburgh - William Blackwood and Sons

9" by 6"; xlvii, 531pp; xxiii, 585pp, [1]; xxxi, 576pp; xvii, 386pp; xxxiv, 513pp

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

DETAILS

Five volumes of A W Kinglake's magnum opus.

The first five volumes of the eventual eight volume series.

Volumes I and II are fifth edition, volumes III, IV are third edition, volume V is a first edition.

One plate to volume I, thirteen plates to volume II, thirteen plates to volume III, nine plates to volume IV and eleven plates, including plans, to volume V. 

Collated, complete.

With the bookplate of one A Hope Gosse to front pastedown of all volumes. Possibly Alfred Hope Hosse, a physician and medical officer. He was a medical expert in diseases of the chest and heart to the Ministry of Pensions for many years. There is what appears to be a stethoscope next to the 'ex libris' of this bookplate.

Alexander William Kinglake was an English travel writer and historian. His best work is considered to be his work on Crimea and it was regarded as the most effective work of its class. 

CONDITION

In uniform full morocco bindings. Externally, generally smart. Slight rubbing to spines at the raised bands and to the head and tail. Minor loss to head of spines to volumes I and II. Patches of slight rubbing to the joints and extremities as well. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedown, A Hope Gosse. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to edges with scattered spotting throughout, heavier to the first and last few pages. Overall: GOOD.


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