Fourth edition of The War in the Crimea by General Sir Edward Hamley.
Octavo, vi, , 312pp. Full brown tree calf, gilt floral border on covers. Title stamped in gilt over red leather spine label, raised bands with decorative gilt compartments. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers with turn-ins stamped in blind and gilt-hatched board edges. Board edges, spine and joints rubbed, spine tips lightly chipped. Joints partly split, but boards holding firmly. Faint foxing to flyleaves and title page. No marks or notations to text. Bound by R. Ingalton Drake of Eton. Complete with frontispiece portrait and tissue guard, three additional portraits with tissue guards, and five full-page maps. Inscription on front flyleaf: “John Baskervyle-Glegg: from Hubert Brinton. / School Work. Division xxij / Summer Half. 1892. Eton.” Printed sheet attached to verso of front free endpaper containing a list of mathematics instructors and their students at Eton College during the summer of 1892. An attractive example of this military campaign history, written by an artillery officer who served in the Crimean War.
Hubert Brinton (1863-1941) was an Assistant Master of Classics at Eton College from 1887-1924. The recipient of this book, John Baskervyle-Glegg (1876-1954) of Withington Hall, Cheshire, was educated at Eton and Merton College, Oxford. He served as a lieutenant in the Earl of Chester’s Yeomanry Cavalry and was Justice of the Peace of Cheshire.