Sir Colin Campbell, Lord Clyde, an association copy of biography presented to Lord Raglan


Lieut, General Shadwell, C.B.: THE LIFE OF COLIN CAMPBELL, LORD CLYDE Illustrated By Extracts from His Diary and Correspondence. William Blackwell & Sons [Edinburgh] 1881 1st Edition 2 volumes 8vo.

Vol 1: Frontispiece portrait, folding coloured map of India, 4 battle plans [Sadoolapore, Chillianwalla, Panj-Pao, Iskakote, the Alma], xvii [i list of maps], 457pp, 24pp Blackwell’s catalogue; vol 2: folding maps [Lucknow, Cawnpore, Kaleb Nudder, Relief of Lucknow (2), Oudh], single page plan [Bareilly] and two plans in text [Doundea-Kera & Ghogra], x, [i list of maps], 489pp. Original red cloth gilt, minor wear at extremities but a very good sound copy and the contents clean with all maps neatly folded although the rather heavy map of the Oude Campaign is loose from the gathering, off-setting to the title page of volume 1. This set was presented to the 2nd Baron Raglan by the author and is so inscribed on the title pages: the front pastedowns each have a small personal bookplate of Lord Raglan together with an armorial Cefntilla Court [the family seat in Monmouthshire] bookplate. A very important military biography, particularly for its detailed accounts of Campbell’s service in the Punjab and during the Indian Mutiny. Ladendorf 188.  Campbell [1792-1863] rose to become a brilliantly successful commander, hero of the nation, and favourite of Queen Victoria.       apr21/3

As  Lord Fitzroy Somerset the 2nd Baron Raglan was Colin Campbell’s private secretary when he went to Ceylon on the 1840s

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