Kinglake, Alexander Williamkline ~ The Invasion of the Crimea – Gen Sir William Codrington’s copy, with letters and Inkerman write-up.
London: William Blackwood & Sons, 1863-1887
First edition, except volumes 1-2 which are second edition. Uniform original publisher's maroon cloth, blind stamped and with gilt titles to spines. Half-titles, 64 plates, maps and plans, many folding. Corners slightly bumped, some slight offsetting to endpapers but overall internally very bright and clean. 8vo. Included are the Notes added to the Second and Third Editions (xv)This is General Sir William Codrington's own set with bookplates and signature, and includes a signed letter from the author to Codrington 4pp 'My dear Sir William, Many thanks to you for your words of congratulation' and discusses his work on the book, together with a manuscript 5 page account in Codrington's hand of the build up to Inkerman (at which Codrington served with distinction) and a number of contemporary newspaper clippings lightly tipped in and loose.General Sir William Codrington (1804-1884) commanded the courageous Light Division's First Brigade at Alma, and later Inkerman. Later, Governor of Gibraltar 1859-65. The
BINDING : Hardback
BOOK CONDITION: Near Fine
JACKET: No Jacket
INVENTORY NUMBER: 108408