Lieut. General Sir Harry Smith of Aliwal on the Sutlej. A good copy of his autobiogrpahy.


The Autobiography of Lieutenant General Sir Harry Smith, Baronet of Aliwal on, the Sutlej, G.C.B. Edited with the addition of supplementary chapters By G C Moore Smith John Murray 1902 2nd 1902 printing of the 19011st edition 8vo, in two volumes.

Vol 1: Frontis portrait, 4 other plates, xxiv, [i], 382pp; vol 2: Frontis portrait, 10 other plates including maps [that of the Cape folding], and battle plans, ix, [i], 434pp Original red cloth gilt, front boards blocked with Smith’s arms, top edges gilt, some fading to spines and a little wear at head but a very sound set, all plates correct as lists but with some foxing to several, late 20th century bookplate to each pastedown [John W Hood], pasted over an earlier plate.  Smith’s career was so long and varied that it is hard to exaggerate the reach. From serving in South America, the Penninsula, fighting with his brothers at Waterloo, to India at Maharajpore and most famously at Aliwal in the Sutlej, the Kafir War in Africa, Governor of the Cape, etc. Smith died without issue after romantically marrying the wife he rescued in the Peninsula. may1/3

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