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Lives of the Lindsays;

LINDSAY Alexander William Crawford, Lord (1858)


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or, a Memoir of the Houses of Crawford and Balcarres... To which are added, Extracts from the Official Correspondence of Alexander Sixth Earl of Balcarres, during the Maroon War; together with Personal Narratives by his Brothers, The Hon. Robert, Colin, James, John, and Hugh Lindsay; and by his Sister, Lady Anne Barnard. Second Edition. Three volumes. Folding genealogical table as frontispiece to Volume I, which also has two folding plates of facsimiles and a double-page plate of seals. Some light browning, otherwise a very good set in near contemporary full reddish calf, spines elaborately gilt in compartments, spines and upper board of Volume III sunned, a little wear at the extremities, but overall highly attractive, a.e.m. xxxii, 490pp., x, 516pp., [vi], 500pp. John Murray,

Second London edition of this fascinating family history, the true first was privately published in four volumes in Wigan, 1840.

Much of military and colonial interest, "The Rise, Progress and Termination of the Maroon War, 1795-1796; illustrated by a Selection from the Public Despatches and Private Correspondence of Alexander Earl of Balcarres, Governor and Commander-in-Chief in Jamaica", "Two Narratives of the Proceedings of the British Army under General Sir Hector Monro and Colonel Baillie, and of the Battle of Conjeveram, 10th September, 1780, in which the Division under Colonel Baillie was either cut to Pieces or taken Prisoners. By the Hon. James and John Lindsay, 73rd Highlanders", "Journal of an Imprisonment in Seringapatam, during the Years 1781, 1782, 1783, and Part of 1780 and 1784. By the Hon. John Lindsay", "Narrative of the Occupation and Defence of the Island of St. Lucie against the French, 1779. By the Hon. Colin Lindsay & Some Account of the Assault on Gibraltar, 1782. By the Same."

Eton leaving inscription from Walter Barrington, 9th Viscount Barrington, to Quintin Hoff, dated 1863.

Stock Code: 86109