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ROSS-OF-BLADENSBURG. The coldstream guards in the crimea.

London. A. D. Innes & Co., 1897. First edition.
8vo. xii, 312pp, [8] ads. With half-title. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in gilt. Some rubbing to extremities, spine sunned, corners bumped. Recent bookplate of Cefntilla to FEP, occasional spots of foxing, overall internally clean and crisp.
A reproduction of the Crimean portion of A History of the Coldstream Guards from 1815 to 1885 (London, A.D. Innes & Co., 1896) detailing the corps distinguished service during the struggle for Sevastopol and the ensuing battles of Inkerman, Alma and Balaclava. The works gives mention to the exploits and death of Lord Raglan, to whose family this copy belonged.

Following the passing of Fitzroy James Henry Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan (1788-1855), 1,623 of his friends, admirers, and comrades purchased the estate of Cefntilla Court in Monmouthshire Wales, presenting the home to Richard Somerset, 2nd Baron Raglan (1817-1884) and his heirs in perpetuity as a memorial in remembrance of his father's contribution to the British military.
£ 175.00 Antiquates Ref: 13071