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Autobiography of an English Soldier by  George Ballentine - First Edition - 1853 - from Popeks Books, IOBA and Biblio.com

Autobiography of an English Soldier

by Ballentine, George

Condition: Collectible-Good/No Jacket


New York: Stringer & Townsend, 1853 This antique hardcover book is bound in brown cloth boards, with decorative etching on the covers and gilt lettering on the spine. Spine is faded; some foxing; gift inscriptions and bookplate from private, 19th-century library on front endpapers. The book is an account of an Englishman's experience serving in the U.S. Army during the Mexican-American War. Frontispiece illustration. 288 pages; approx. 5"x7".. First Edition. Hard Cover. Collectible-Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Illustrated.
  • Bookseller: Popeks Books, IOBA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 800121
  • Title: Autobiography of an English Soldier
  • Author: Ballentine, George
  • Illustrator: Illustrated
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Collectible-Good
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Stringer & Townsend
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1853
  • Keywords: Biography Military History Soldier Antiquarian Autobiography Memoir Mexico American History
  • Subjects: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General;

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