Views of Military Reform
SIR HENRY CLINTON'S COPY
Published: Printed for T. Egerton Military Library Whitehall, 1810
Stock code: 402
8vo., SOLE EDITION, some age-marking on half-title, neat repair to last leaf without loss of text, fore-edges browned, new endpapers; newly bound in black coarse-grain cloth, gilt back, uncut, a very good, clean copy.
WITH THE SIGNATURE OF BRIGADIER-GENERAL [HENRY] CLINTON, DATED JUNE 1810, ON HALF-TITLE. The author was an officer of infantry. Sir Henry Clinton, the younger (1771-1829), was the second son of Sir Henry Clinton the elder and victor of Charleston. Beginning his career as ensign in 1787 he served in Holland from 1788-89 and was gazetted captain in 1791. He was appointed aide-de-camp to the Duke of York in 1793 and promoted lieutenant-colonel in 1795. A distinguished career followed: as adjutant-general in India, 1802-5; military attaché with the Russian Army at Austerlitz, 1805; commandant at Syracuse, 1806-7; MP, 1808-18; adjutant-general in Sir John Moore's campaign, 1808-9; major-general, 1810, commanded sixth division in Peninsular, 1811-14; KB, 1813; lieutenant-general, 1814; at Waterloo, 1815. A SPLENDID ASSOCIATION COPY OF A SCARCE WORK OF CONSIDERABLE NAPOLEONIC INTEREST. Apparently not in BLPC; not recorded by Sandler.