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Remarks on the Scope and Uses of Military Literature and History.

Stock Code 108554

Calcutta, W. Thacker and Co., 1846

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Calcutta imprint - very rare. One of three known copies of a Calcutta-printed treatise on the history and 'Science of War'. The words, taken from an unpublished manuscript intended for a Military Review, provide an invaluable insight into the mentality of the archetypal Victorian Indian Army officer. An intended second part focusing on the introduction of gunpowder unfortunately never made it to print.

With the bookplate of Sir James Gomer Berry, 1st Viscount Kemsley (1883-1986), the controller of Allied Newspapers (later Kemsley Newspapers), which incorporated (amongst others), the Daily Dispatch, the Manchester Evening Chronicle, and notably, the Daily Telegraph.

OCLC records just two copies in institutional collections, one at the British Library, the other at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts, New York.

First and only edition, part I only (all published); 8vo (21 x 14 cm); armorial bookplate to front pastedown, some staining to endpapers; publisher's red cloth, slight discolouration, expertly rebacked to match style; [3], iv-vi, 410, [1] pp.

Diehl 668.
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Provenance: Sir James Gomer Berry, Viscount Kelmsley (armorial bookplate).

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Remarks on the Scope and Uses of Military Literature and History.

[MILITARY HISTORY].

Stock code: 108554

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