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Adventures of Gerard

by Doyle, A. Conan

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London: George Newnes, Limited, 1903. Before Flashman, there was Gerard, Doyle's somewhat picaresque soldier of the Napoleonic Wars. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First Edition. Dark blue cloth binding, titled and decorated in gilt. Clean text; 374 pages. Frontis illustration and fifteen others within. There is no publication date, but it is 1903. Mild rub to margins, very slight splay. A nice, solid copy. Lacking a dustwrapper.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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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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Bookseller
Quercus Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
005372
Title
Adventures of Gerard
Author
Doyle, A. Conan
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Very Good (Plus)
Jacket Condition
No Jacket
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
George Newnes, Limited
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1903
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9&f
Bookseller catalogs
Modern Literature;

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