Treaty concluding the Nepal War & announcement of the issue of the Waterloo Medal 1816
Bulletins of State Intelligence &c 1816 Printed by R G Clark, Cannon Row, Westminster [London] small 8vo [6½ x 4¼ ins].
339pp. Contemporary marbled paper boards and professionally re-cased in half calf in the late 20th century by Riley, Dean, and Wison Ltd. with new calf gilt spines, minor wear to extremities of boards but perfectly sound and internally clean, no previous ownership markings. A varied selection of notices from the London Gazette including appointments, parliamentary activity, awards, etc. A memorandum of March 10th notes that the Prince Regent announces “in commemoration of the brilliant and decisive victory of Waterloo, a medal shall be conferred upon every Officer, Non-Commissioned Officer, and Soldier of the British Army present upon that memorable occasion“. This was the first campaign medal to awarded uniformly to all ranks of the army. He also commands “that the riband issued with the medal shall never be worn, but with the medal suspended to it.” There are a few reports from India of the satisfactory conclusion of the Nepal or Gurkha War and there is a copy of the Treaty of Peace between the East India Company and the Maharaja of Nepaul. There is a list of casualties and an account of the attack upon Algiers by Lord Exmouth. John Quincey Adam’s first meeting with the Queen as Minister from America is recorded as is the baronetcy bestowed on the rather notorious General Banastre Tarleton, Colonel of the 2nd Light Dragoons jun4/4
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