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Maps and Plans Illustrating Fortescue's History of the British Army

By Fortescue

1912-20

Macmillan and Co : London

9" by 6"

[18]; iv, [23]; iv, [29]

 

 

 

DETAILS

Three volumes of maps, that were published to accompany the major work on the British Army by John William Fortescue.

With eighteen maps to vol VII, with twenty-three maps to volume VIII and twenty-nine maps to the volume containing maps for IX and X. Volume IX/X is lacking one map, which has been provided in facsimile. Maps are of a variety of countries and battles, such as Martinique, Wlcheren Campaign, Spain and Portugal, Action on the Coa, Europe 1810, Java 1811. These three volumes contain many maps and battle plans from the period of 1809-1815 and includes the Peninsular War. Inscription to the recto of front endpaper to volume VIII from a Captain of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. His inscription is dated 1917. The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders had two Regular battalions and seven Territorial battalions during the First World War. The regiment was awarded 78 battle honours and six Victoria Crosses during the War. They fought in Gallipoli, Salonika, and the Western Front. Institutional stamps and plate to the front pastedown and endpapers to the volume containing plates for IX and X. Stamps are for a military library, No 19. Command Library GQ 7th Armoured Division. There are two stamps to the title page and three to the verso of the title page. John William Fortescue penned many works on military history. He was the Royal Librarian and Archivist at Windsor Castle from 1905-1926. This major work on the British Army was written between 1899 and 1930. A lovely collection of maps, from this renowned militia study.

CONDITION

In the publisher's original cloth bindings. Volumes have been rebacked, with the original titles crudely written in imitation of the original style. Externally, generally smart with light shelfwear to the head and ail of spine. Several marks to boards. Institutional stamps and plates to the preliminary pages of volume IX/X for the Command Library, affecting the front pastedown, endpapers and title page leaf. Prior owner's inscription to the recto of front endpaper to volume VIII. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are bright. Small creasing to the edges of the tabs and pages to all volumes. The odd handling mark to pages.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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