The Cavalier Soldier's Vade-Mecum: Reproduced in Fac-Simile, from the Unique Copy Discovered by Edward Almack; [Published with] Certain Prayers Fitted to Severall Occasions. and Are to be Used in His Majesties Armies. Published by His Highnesse Command. London 1648.
London: Blades, East & Blades, 1900. Limited Edition, Number 20 of 50. Hardcover. Format is approximately 5.875 by 7.75 inches. 55 pages (28 pages and 27 pages). Frontis Illustration (The Battle of Naseby). 3 Plates. Plate II is a portrait of Charles the First by Hollar. Printed on hand-made paper. Boards have some wear and soiling. Some corner rubbing. Ink notation of two previous owners. Previous owner's stamp inside rear cover. Includes A Prayer before the Battle. Limited edition of 50 copies; this is number 20, signed by Almack. Edward Almack added an Introduction and various notes. Almack was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (F.S.A.) and was a Member of the Bibliographical Society. To say that this is limited edition reprint is extremely rare is to engage in rampant understatement. A Vade-Mecum is a a handbook or guide that is kept constantly at hand for consultation. This copy was previously owned by Capt. P. Young, believed to the same person who became the noted military historian Peter Young. Label of Mrs. G. Lewis Jones, American Embassy, Tunis, Tunisia is inside back cover. George Lewis Jones, Jr. (May 18, 1907 – November 13, 1971) was United States Ambassador to Tunisia from 1956 to 1959 and United States Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs from 1959 to 1961. In 1956, President of the United States Dwight D. Eisenhower nominated Jones as United States Ambassador to Tunisia; Jones presented his credentials to the Tunisian government on October 4, 1956. Tunisia became a republic on July 25, 1957, gaining its independence from France on March 20 1956, and Jones re-presented his credentials to the first President of Tunisia, Habib Bourguiba, on December 9, 1957. President Eisenhower then nominated Jones as Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs; Jones held this office from July 10, 1959 until April 20, 1961. Jones served as Minister-Counselor in London until 1964. Condition: good.
Keywords: Military History, Cavalier, English Civil War, Book of Prayer, Church of England, Military Chaplains, Vade-Mecum, Association Copy, Peter Young, Lewis Jones, Charles I, Battle of Naseby