1800 Army List in contemporary red morocco showing the King’s Army at the close of the Fourth Anglo Mysore War


A List of the Officers of the Army and Marines; with an Index; a Succession of Colonels; and a List of the Officers of the Army and Marines on Half-Pay; also with an Index. The Forty Eighth Edition. War Office, 29th January, 1800. 8vo.

714pp. Contemporary full straight grain crimson morocco gilt with black title label gilt ARMY LIST 1800, original boldly marbled endpapers, all edges gilt,  an excellent and handsome copy in a fine binding,  with very minor wear at extremities, the gilding still bright, hinges very sound and the the text block tight and little used, an old, bold pencil note on thre front pastedown declares From The Marquess of Zetland’s Sale and a further inscription in ink to the top margin of the title page reads Clive Milnes-Coates of Helperby 7.viii.47. The text does not have any annotation. This edition shows the composition of the army towards the end of the French Revolutionary Wars and just before the Egyptian Campaign. The Marines List is very useful to those interested in the naval history of the period. This type of fine crimson binding with gilt decoration was popular in the 18th and 19th centuries with senior military men, popularised by the libraries of George III and the Royal Dukes. nov20/1

This volume shows the officers of the King’s Army at the close of the Fourth Anglo Mysore War in southern India. The Battle of Seringapatam and death of Tipu Sultan had taken place in1799.  The 1800 list shows the Hon Arthur Wellesley as Lieutenant Colonel of the 33rd Foot, later to be named after their illustrious colonel when he became Duke of Wellington. In 1800 there are 92 numbered infantry regiments shown, a number later to rise to 109.

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