Cambridge, England: Trinity College, 1917. Presumed first printing thus. Wraps. 81, , xix pages. Frontis. Other Illustrations. Advertisements (some with color). Roll of Cadets. Printed at the University Press. Cover has some wear and soiling. Pencil erasure residue on first page. Montagu Butler was the son of a previous Headmaster of Harrow School. Educated at Harrow and Trinity College. He married his second wife in 1888, a very young Agnata Frances Ramsay who in 1887 attained the highest marks in the Classical Tripos at Cambridge. His son was the historian Sir James Butler. A talented and versatile Latinist, Butler achieved fame as one of the most adept British composers of Latin (and Greek) verse in the 19th and 20th centuries. Similarly to his father he served as headmaster of Harrow (1859 to 1885). He was then appointed Dean of Gloucester Cathedral in 1885 and was also Master of Trinity College, Cambridge from 1886 to 1918, Vice Chancellor of the University, 1889–1890. He influenced many young people, including Stanley Baldwin (Prime Minister); Lord Davidson (Archbishop of Canterbury); Galsworthy of the Forsyte Saga; 10 bishops; 17 judges; 4 viceroys; 12 governors; 12 ambassadors; 33 privy councillors; and 64 generals.
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Ginn and Company, 1970. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Format is approximately 10.5 inches by 7.75 inches. 24 pages. Color illustrations on covers. Illustrations (some in color). Map. Musical Score. Questions. For Further Reading. This is one of the Ginn Studies in Canadian History. The section titles are: Hot Stuff, The recruit, The colorful cloathing, Day by day, Punishment, The weapons of war, On His Majesty's Service, and Hot Stuff indeed!
Poole, New Orchard Editions, 1986. Reprint edition, presumed first printing. Hardcover. viii, 184 pages. Illustrations. Maps. Appendix: Chronological Tables of North-West Frontier Campaigns, Campaign Medals and Battle Honours. Glossary. Select Bibliography. Index. DJ has some wear, tears, soiling and chips. Ink notation on page 182. Michael John Barthorp (died 5 January 2018, aged 90 years) was a British historian and writer, specializing in military history and military uniforms. Barthorp attended Wellington College until the end of World War II. In September 1945, he joined the Rifle Brigade under Universal Conscription and was demobilized in 1958. After some time with the Royal Hampshire Territorials, he exchanged for a regular commission in the Northamptonshire Regiment in which his family had served for three generations. Major Barthorp retired from service in 1968 to become a military historian and writer. He was a member of the Victorian Military Society, and has contributed to their magazine Soldiers of the Queen.
London: Seeley, Service & Co. Ltd., 1971. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 224 pages. Note: Typographical error in Table of Contents, chapter 11 starts at page 127 in text, not 107 as listed. Very slightly cocked. Minor page discoloration. Illustrations. Preface. Introduction. Chapters on: Formation, Dress, Recruiting, Character and Discipline, Religion and Sobriety, Mutinies, Pipes and Pipers, Ships and Shipwrecks, Medical and Surgical, Second Sight, Wives and Camp Followers, Remarkable Characters, Exceptional Battles, In North America, In the Near and Far Eat, and In Europe, Portugal and Spain. Appendix A. The Cardwell Reforms and Effects. Appendix B. The Highland Regiments. Appendix C. The Fencible Regiments. Bibliography. Index. DJ is price clipped and has some wear and soiling. Michael Brander was born in Edinburgh and educated in London and Cambridge. He served with the 10th Royal Hussars in North Africa and Italy, was wounded in 1944 and invalided, greeting VE day on his 21st birthday minus quadriceps. By riding he learned to walk again, returned to Cambridge and completed an MA in history, read for the bar (Middle Temple), worked briefly in the City of London before setting up his own company and stud farm in 1951, making and schooling horses. In 1955 he wrote his first book -- on dog training -- and turned to full-time writing. His works include biography, military and social history, travel and guide books.