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HAY, George Jackson, Colonel. An epitomized History of The Militia (The "Constitutional Force") together with the origin, periods of embodied service, and special services (including south africa, 1899-1902), of militia units existing october 31, 1905.

London. United Service Gazette, [s.d., 1906?] First edition.
8vo. [4], 444pp, [2]. Original publisher's red cloth lettered in gilt, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed and sunned. Internally clean and crisp. Later armorial bookplate of the Baron's Raglan, bearing the name 'Cefntilla', to FEP. Presentation copy, inked inscription to FEP: 'From the Author'.
The first edition of a monumental, authoritative history of British militia, including discussion of the development of the force, the evolution of weaponry and equipment, and the formation and chief exploits of the numerous battalions.

Following the death of Fitzroy James Henry Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan (1788-1855), commander of allied forces during the Crimean War, 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.
£ 75.00 Antiquates Ref: 21498