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The Story of the Household Cavalry

By Captain Sir George Arthur

1909

Archibald Constable : London

10.5" by 8"

xviii, 400; 777pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

The first edition of this historical and insightful look at the household cavalry, written from someone that had first-hand experience as Captain Sir George Arthur Bart. Late Second Life Guards.

Illustrated, with a frontispiece, nineteen plates, five maps and plans to volume I. A coloured frontispiece, four coloured plates, seven monochrome plates and five maps and plans to volume II. Collated, complete. With the bookplate of Roy and Nina Merley to the front pastedown of both volumes. The Merleys owned Plaish Hall, Shropshire. This is a stunning Grade I Tudor house, which is mentioned in the Domesday Book. The home once belonged to Judge William Leighton, who was an amateur poet and sixteenth century composer. The house, as it stands now, was built in two stages for Leighton, who was presiding over a trial of prisoners whilst the home was being completed. Roy and Nina Merley owned the house for thirty-five years and were responsible for reinstating the Tudor style gardens and renovating the house to its former glory. Their bookplate has an image of the house in the background, with a blackbrid eating a worm in the foreground. Ex library, with small stamps for Hendon Public Libraries to the odd pages throughout. Stamps to the verso of title page to both volumes, 'London Borough of Barnet Public Libraries'. This work traces the history of the household cavalry, from its origin to the military grades, early biographies of noted officers, the Rye House plot, the Seven Years War, Egyptian campaigns and more. A fascinating insight into this regiment of the British Army.

CONDITION

In the publisher's original full cloth bindings. Externally, generally smart with bumping to the head and tail of spine in addition to the extremities. A little loss to the gilt on the front boards. Prior owners' bookplate to the front pastedown, Roy and Nina Merley. Front endpapers to both volumes have been removed neatly, with only small stubs remaining, with the inscriptions 'R W Townsend'.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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