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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.
viii, [2], 125pp, [1]. With a half-title.

[Bound with:] RANKEN, W. Bayne. Six months at sebastopol; being selections from the journal and correspondence of the late major george ranken, royal engineers. London. Charles Westerton, 1857. First edition. [8], 156pp. With a half-title.

8vo and 12mo. Bound by Morrell in contemporary red half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt, T.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate of Charles Arthur Wynne Finch to FEP, lightly spotted.
Two intimate works providing first-hand accounts of the Crimean War; the first, British colonial civil servant Henry Jeffreys Bushby's (1820-1903) epistolary account of his experiences throughout the campaign (including the Battles of Balaclava and Inkerman), from the oft-neglected perspective of a non-combatant; the second, selections from the lively personal journal of Major George Ranken (1828-1856) of the Royal Engineers, recounting his service during the siege of Sevastopol, together with correspondence regarding his accidental death whilst laying explosives. Ranken was considered to be the last Englishman killed in the Crimea.
£ 200.00 Antiquates Ref: 20198