Army List for 1796 in contemporary red leather


A List of the Officers of the Army with an Alphabetical Index, of the Officers of the Royal Artillery, the Engineers, the Marine Forces, and of the Officers on Half-Pay, (Also with an Index, and a Succession of Colonels. 1796.  Dublin Castle, 1796, By Permission of His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant.  1st Edition. 8vo.

. Contemporary full straight grain crimson morocco gilt with green title 592pp [but the last few pages of the index to the half pay, from Wright, are lacking]. Neatly re-cased in original red leather gilt, the upper board stamped in gilt Mr. CUFF, the spine with trophies of arms and titled ARMY LIST 1796, all edges gilt. The title page is damaged and defective at the top corner. An unusual example of an Irish example of the official army list produced in Dublin.  nov16/1

We show in one illustration the 33rd [1st Yorkshire West Riding, later the Duke of Wellington’s] where at this time Marquess Cornwallis was Colonel and the Hon Arthur Wellesley Lieut. Colonel, and in another the 76th Regt. whicj became the 2nd Battalion of the Duke’s.  nov16/1

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