London: Longman, Orme, and Co., 1839. ,12,x,152pp. plus engraved titlepage and three hand- colored plates. Publisher's blind-stamped red cloth, gilt. Spine darkened, boards lightly soiled, corners rubbed. Contemporary bookplate and inked institutional name on front pastedown, modern bookplate on rear pastedown. A clean copy in very good condition. Signet Library copy, with their bookplate. The official history of the Royal Lancaster Regiment, or 4th Foot, who served with distinction in Caribbean during the French & Indian War, and in North America during the American Revolution and the War of 1812. The regiment fought at Bunker Hill, the seizure of New York, and the Pennsylvania campaign. After strenuous service in the Peninsular War, it served again in the War of 1812 at Washington and New Orleans. The engraved title, series title, "General Orders," Preface, and Introduction all bound before the titlepage, likely as issued. A detailed history, which covers the infantry unit's founding in 1680 to 1839, when it was "appointed to guard the colonial possessions of its country in the distant clime of India." A scarce title, with three exquisitely hand- colored plates. (Inventory #: WRCAM48919)
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