The Reminiscences and Recollections of Captain Gronow being Anecdotes of the Camp, Court, Clubs and Society 1810-1860.With Portrait from four Woodcuts, and Twenty Etched and Aquatint Illustrations from Contemporary Sources. In Two Volumes. In this edition limited to 870 copies, the 25 illustrations are in duplicate uncoloured and coloured.
London. John C. Nimmo. 14, King William Street, Strand 1889.
Book: two vols. 4to (254 x 172mm). Limited edition. Cloth binding with 'Grownwihil Gwerninion' coat-of-arms stamped on the cover. Binding a little stained and worn. Some little tears.
A very interesting two volume book of Captain Gronow's adventures. Rees Howell Gronow (1794-1865) was a Welsh Grenadier Guards officer who fought in Spain in 1813, then returned to London where he was a renowned Dandy, one of the very few officers who were admitted at Almack's club. With the 3rd Battalion 1st Regiment of Foot Guards he was present at Quatre Bras and Waterloo, entering Paris on 25th June 1815.
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