Title:The Military Sketch-Book : reminiscences of seventeen years in the service abroad and at home, by An Officer of the Line.
Publisher: London Henry Colburn 1827
Seller ID: 35296
In two volumes. [viii], 348pp (last blank) & [iv], 348pp. Contemporary binding of tan half calf and marbled paper sides, spine decorated in gilt and with title labels and raised bands; the extremities a trifle rubbed. All edges sprinkled brown, owner's bookplates on both front paste-downs (a little offset to the free endpaper), a few light spots of foxing on the first few leaves, otherwise a very good clean set. ***Ferguson 1141a. The final chapter is 'Nights in the Guard-House no VI: The Bushrangers' (pp 293-347 of the second volume), an account of convict life in Van Diemen's Land by a mutineer of the Nore, including attempts to capture Michael Howe and other bushrangers.
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