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Titel: The Life of a Regiment: The History of the ...
Zustand: Very Good
Auflage: 1st edn.
Buchbeschreibung 2002 N & M Press reprint (original 1929).SB xxi+525pp., illustrations, plans, maps, 6 coloured plates ( of uniform .) This volume of the history (concerned only with the 92nd Foot) was first published in 1901 and the preface to that edition is incorporated in this 2nd edition. The author explains that it was his object, in matters of general history, merely to give the reason for the various expeditions in which the regiment was involved, and in describing the operations to confine himself to the part played by it. He has attached importance to the interior economy and discipline of a Highland regiment with many fascinating details on such subjects as nationality, dress, messing, and recruiting and other regimental matters. The regiment was raised by the Duke of Gordon, embodied in June 1794 in Aberdeen (which became the Regimental Depot), and on the first muster roll all the Highland Clans were represented, the greatest number being MacDonalds followed by Camerons. They didnÕt hang about in those days, on 5th September (less than three months after embodiment) they embarked for Gibraltar where they arrived on 26th - 25 officers781 rank and file. The names of the officers and their service records are given as well as the names of the sergeants and where they had come from. The Regiment began life as the 100th Foot, changed to 92nd in 1798. In 1799 it won its first Battle Honour at Egmont-op-Zee in Holland, fighting NapoleonÕs troops, and the chapter describing this action gives a list of those killed or died of wounds with their parish and county; the officersÕ list includes wounded. In 1802 a 2nd Battalion, 92nd Foot, was formed but eleven years later it was disbanded without going on active service. The original battalion saw plenty of active service in the Napoleonic wars - in Egypt, Denmark, the Peninsula, including the awful retreat to Corunna, and at Waterloo; descriptions of the fighting include casualty rolls. But the great strength of this history is in what might be called domestic details, the life of the regiment as it is aptly titled, which is a wonderful comment on the life of a soldier in a Highland regiment. For instance we are given details of the rank and file from the returns of March 1807: in a battalion total of 892 43 were 6ft and over, 529 were between 5ft 5 and 5ft 8 while there were 177 under 5ft 5, including two sergeants; one private was over 55 (he had got more than 30 years service in - QMÕs storeman?), but the majority (555) were aged between 20 and 30. 252 had between 12 and 14 years service and 229 between three and four years. One of the appendices list all the officers as at 1st January 1813 (some seventy in all) giving residence or family, county and career details as far as known. A fascinating regimental record!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 6318
Buchbeschreibung Naval & Military Press, 2016. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ria9781843422709_lsuk
Buchbeschreibung Medici Society Ltd London, 1929. Second edition. xx + 438pp; 14 appendices; index; 33 illustrations; 11 maps and plans. Decorative green cloth. VG in slightly faded and worn dustwrapper. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2703
Buchbeschreibung Medici Society, GB, 1929. Hardback. Buchzustand: VG+. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No DW. Reprint. Original green cloth lettered in gold. Inscription of owner at start of book. Endpapers browned. Book is in very good plus condition with very minor signs of wear and/or age. SPECIAL POSTAGE RATES APPLY Packed weight 1300g. Buchnummer des Verkäufers h104.500
Buchbeschreibung The Medici Society, London, 1929. Cloth. Buchzustand: Good - Very Good. No Jacket. Reprint. Royal octavos. There are associated inscriptions on the front free endpapers of both volumes: Vol.II - Inscription dated 1937 signed by [indecipherable] and Jas. Russell R.S.M.; Vol.I - Numerous signatures, beneath which is written (dated 1937) "All of the 1st Bn. The Gordon Highlanders." Two volumes. xx + 438pp.; xxiv + 346pp. Indexes. Maps. Original green cloth with insignia on front boards. Colour & b/w plates. Fold-out plates. Edges & eps foxed, spines discoloured & with some wear at heads & tails, hinges cracked, o/w a solid G-VG pair (no jackets). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 018243
Buchbeschreibung The Medici Society 1929. repr, 1929. 1 vol only. Tall 8vo. 10 x 6.5 inches. Green cloth lettered in gold to spine with silver insignia on fr.cover. With original dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW corners chipped, torn at top, some loss to ends of spine. In plastic sleeve.) Corners bumped, some light faded patches to cloth. Endpapers darkened. Plates bright and clean. Else a very clean and tight copy. Profusely illustrated with colour plates (by various artists, incl. "SNAFFLES"/ HARRY PAYNE/ etc.), b&w photo plates, drawings & coloured maps ( num.plts.fold out). 438pp. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 75902
Buchbeschreibung David Douglas, Edinburgh, 1901. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Dust Jacket. 1st Edition. Rebound in red Cloth with Gilt spine titles and device to front board. Imperial War Museum stock with discreet stamps, but no significant damage. With Several plates and maps including a colour frontispiece, and line drawings within the text. The regiment served extensively in the Napoleonic wars. (Peninsula War, Waterloo etc.). The current Successor Regiment is the Royal Regiment of Scotland. . Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 525 pages. Item Type: Book. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No Dust Jacket. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Military & Warfare; . Please contact H4o Books if you require images or further information. Inventory No: 023161. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 023161
Buchbeschreibung The Medici Society, London, 1929. Hardback. Volume 1 pp438 With dustjacket showing some minor chipping to extremities and a small loss to bottom of the spine. Volume 11 pp346 No dustjacket, green cloth boards in very good condition. Overall a very good set. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 029027
Buchbeschreibung David Douglas, 1901. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Very Good. First Edition. Bound in publisher's green cloth with silver seal of Gordon Highlanders on front board. Gold spine lettering. Top edge gilt. Hardcover. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Ships daily. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1606080030
Buchbeschreibung The Medici Society, London, 1929, 1929. Reprint. Hardback. Cloth slightly worn marked and mottled, otherwise very good indeed. Buchnummer des Verkäufers A42920