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WOOD, Evelyn, Sir, General. The Crimea in 1854, and 1894.

London. Chapman & Hall, 1895. First edition.
8vo. xii, 400p. With a portrait frontispiece of Captain William Peel, and a further 26 illustrations from sketches 'taken on the spot' by Colonel the Hon. W. J. Colville. Original publisher's red cloth, ruled and lettered in black and gilt. A trifle rubbed, edges foxed. Decorated endpapers, booksellers ticket of Henry Sotheran to FEP. Mervyn Lloyd Peel's copy, with his armorial bookplate to FEP and inked ownership inscription to recto of FFEP. Label stating 'Heirloom of Sir Meryn Peel, K.B.E. 1929' pasted to REP.
The first edition of British Army officer Sir Evelyn Wood's (1838-1919) personal account of the Crimean War promoted by his return to the region forty-years after the conflict. Wood served with HMS Queen off the Crimea and went ashore with a naval brigade. He was wounded while aide-de-camp to the brigade commander in the assault on the Redan on 18 June 1855.

Sir Mervyn Lloyd Peel (1856-1929), Conservative politician who held the offices of Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of the Peace.
£ 75.00 Antiquates Ref: 22163