A month in the camp before sebastopol.
London. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1855. First edition.
8vo. viii, , 125, , 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