Lot 319

History Of The British Expedition To Egypt To...

Auction Date: 30/06/2021 at 10am

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History Of The British Expedition To Egypt To Which Is Subjoined A Sketch Of The Present State Of That Country And Its Means Of Defence, Illustrated With Maps And A Portrait Of Sir Ralph Abercromby By Robert Thomas Wilson Lieutenant Colonel Of Cavalry In His Britannic Majesty's Service. 1802 Book First Edition a large interesting 352 page book extensively detailing this campaign. Has Portrait frontispiece, three folding maps (with colour detail) and a couple of folding tables. Army Lists etc. In board cover with gold tooled leather spine, size 8½” x 10½” General Sir Robert Thomas Wilson 1777–1849 was a British general and politician who served in Flanders, Egypt, Iberian Peninsula, Prussia, and was seconded to the Imperial Russian Army in 1812, and served as the Governor of Gibraltar from 1842 until his death in 1849. He had a distinguished career in the Army and the diplomatic service. fought in the celebrated Battle of Villers-en-Cauchies, was expelled from Russia as a spy after the Treaty of Tilsit... and fought in the Peninsular War

Hammer Price: £180.00