THE BRITISH EXPEDITION TO THE CRIMEA. William Howard Russell.

THE BRITISH EXPEDITION TO THE CRIMEA

London: G. Routledge & Co., 1858. Hardcover. 629 p. Frontispiece portrait, four plates, and ten folding maps and plans, including four housed in the rear pocket. First edition thus, a much expanded revision of Russell's The War (1856). The collected letters to The Times by its famous correspondent, covering the period from March 6, 1854 to June 29, 1856. Russell (1820-1907) left with the troops from Southampton, witnessed the unopposed landing at Evpatoriia on September 14, 1854, and reported all subsequent events until the proclamation of peace, bringing home to the British public the horrors of the war, the military mismanagement, and the heroism of the soldiers. Russell was knighted in 1895 for services to journalism and is described on his monument in St. Paul's as "the first and greatest of war correspondents." This copy bears the armorial bookplate of General Sir William John Codrington GCB (1804-84), a British general and politician who served in the Crimean War, on the front flyleaf. Codrington distinguished himself at the Battle of Alma, and again at the Battle of Inkerman, after which he assumed command of the light brigade as senior brigadier. Octavo. Original red cloth binding, with gilt titles. Some mild wear to the extremities; else very good. Very Good. Item #63307

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