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A NON-COMBATANT, [BUSHBY, Henry Jeffreys]. A month in the camp before sebastopol.

London. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1855. First edition.
8vo. viii, [2], 125, [3], 24pp. With a half-title and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's brick-red cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities lightly rubbed and a trifle marked. Residue of excised bookplate to FEP, later inked ownership inscription pasted to recto of FFEP, lightly spotted. Presentation copy, inscribed to verso of FFEP: ' With the Authors / Compliments'.
The first edition of British colonial civil servant Henry Jeffreys Bushby's (1820-1903) epistolary account of his experiences during the Crimean War, including lively and personal recollections of the siege of Sevastopol and the Battles of Balaclava and Inkerman from the oft-neglected perspective of a non-combatant. Two further editions appeared in the same year as the first.
£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 20195