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Crimean War

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1 Kinglake, Alexander William Volume III the Battle of Inkerman. the Invasion of the Crimea. its Origin, and an Account of its Progress Down to the Death of Lord Raglan.
New York Harper & Brothers 1875 First Edition Hardcover Poor with no dust jacket 
Volume III only. 344 pages, maps (partly in color) , plans, ex-library with the usual library markings, rebound by library in black cloth. Map II frayed. Some pages and maps loose but present. From Wikipedia: "Alexander William Kinglake (1809 1891) was an English travel writer and historian. He was born near Taunton, Somerset and educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge. He was called to the Bar in 1837, and built up a thriving legal practice, which in 1856 he abandoned in order to devote himself to literature and public life. His first literary venture had been Eothen; or Traces of travel brought home from the East (London: J. Ollivier, 1844) , a very popular work of Eastern travel, apparently first published anonymously, in which he described a journey he made about ten years earlier in Syria, Palestine and Egypt, together with his Eton contemporary Lord Pollington. Elliot Warburton said it evoked "the East itself in vital actual reality" and it was instantly successful. However, his magnum opus was his Invasion of the Crimea, in 8 volumes, published from 1863 to 1887 by Blackwood, Edinburgh, one of the most effective works of its class. It has been accused of being too favourable to Lord Raglan, and unduly hostile to Napoleon III, for whom the author had an extreme aversion." 
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