1806 Army List in contemporary red morocco showing the Army and Royal Marines just months after the Battle of Trafalgar.


A List of all the Officers of the Army and Marines on Full and Half-pay: with an Index: and a Succession of Colonels. War Office, 14th February, 1806. 8vo.

846pp. Contemporary full straight grain crimson morocco gilt with black title label gilt ARMY LIST 1806, 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 sound and the the text block tight and little used, The text does not have any annotation and there are no previous ownership markings. This edition shows the composition of the army during the Napoleonic Wars. The Marines List is very useful to those interested in the naval history of the period as it is printed just months after Trafalgar. 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. nov20/3

This volume shows the officers of the King’s Army and the Royal Marines as listed just months after Nelson’s great victory at Trafalgar. Comparing this list with the one for 1800 listed earlier today we note an increase in size of over 100 pages, reflecting the increasing size of the army during the Peninsula campaign against Napoleon’s forces. There are now 104 numbered infantry regiments compared with 92 in 1800.

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