Title: Narrative of the Campaigns of the British ...
Publication Date: 1821
Binding: Soft cover
Edition: 1st Edition
[GLEIG, GEORGE R.]. A Narrative of the Campaigns of the British Army at Washington and New Orleans . in the Years 1814 and 1815 . By an Officer, who Served in the Expedition. London, 1821. , 377,  p. Contemporary half calf, skillfully rebacked at an early date with entire original spine neatly laid down. Endpapers and first and last few pages foxed, stamp of Ruthin Castle Library and leather Crane book label on front pastedown (latter with some bleed through), else a very good, clean copy. First edition. Gleig, a chaplain-general in the British army, was present at the battles of New Orleans, Fort Bowyer, Bladensburg, and Washington. His journal is a primary document in the study of the fighting around Washington and New Orleans. Streeter Sale 1079; Howes G205; Clark II 148. Bookseller Inventory # 353
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