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The Adventures of Gerard

The Adventures of Gerard

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The Adventures of Gerard

by Conan Doyle, A

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NY. NY: McClure, Phillips & Company. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1903. 1st American Edition. Hardcover. A little rubbing and wear to extremities of green cloth covers. Cover titles and decoration are two shades of green, black and bright gilt. A little foxing to page ends and a few pages. Binding is tight, pages are clean and unmarked. Spine is unfaded, hinges are not cracked or weak. . Tales of a soldier in Napoleon's army, by the inventor of Sherlock Holmes. A handsome Near Fine copy of the first American edition. . 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. 279 pages. B1 .

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From the book:I hope that some readers may possibly be interested in these little tales of the Napoleonic soldiers to the extent of following them up to the springs from which they flow. The age was rich in military material, some of it the most human and the most picturesque that I have ever read. Setting aside historical works or the biograp-hies of the leaders there is a mass of evidence written by the actual fighting men themselves, which describes their feelings and their experiences, stated always from the point of view of the particular branch of the service to which they belonged. The Cavalry were particularly happy in their writers of memoirs. Thus De Rocca in his "Memoires sur la guerre des Francais en Espagne" has given the narrative of a Hussar, while De Naylies in his "Memoires sur la guerre d'Espagne" gives the same campaigns from the point of view of the Dragoon. Then we have the "Souvenirs Militaires du Colonel de Gonneville," which treats a series of wars, including that of Spain,

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Sweet Beagle Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
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Title
The Adventures of Gerard
Author
Conan Doyle, A
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Near Fine with no dust jacket
Edition
1st American Edition
Publisher
McClure, Phillips & Company
Place of Publication
NY. NY
Date Published
1903
Keywords
Napoleonic Soldier, Fiction

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