Veiling 353 Old & Rare Books - Various subjects
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MILITARIA -- (BUCHENRÖDER, J.N.C.). Elliots Leben nebst practischen Bemerkungen aus dessen Leben gezogen zur Bildung junger Krieger und anderer Personen von Stande; wie auch einer Soldatenpredigt der tapfern Garnison zu Gibraltar zugeeignet. Diesen in anhangsweise beygefüget Grundriß einer Geschichte und Geographie von Gibraltar. Hamburg, 1783. (10), xxiv, 182 pp. W. 2 engr. portrs. & 4 fold. (engr.) plates. Cont. brds. (Spine slightly rubbed).

First edition, published on subscription only. George August Elliot, 1st Baron Heathfield (1717-90) was a British Army officer. He is most notable for his command of the Gibraltar garrison during the Great Siege of Gibraltar, which lasted from 1779 and 1783, during the American War of Independence. He was celebrated for his successful defence of the fortress and decisive defeat of Spanish and French attackers. The plates depict King George III and Georg August Elliot, as well as 4 folded maps or battle/siege plans.

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