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Antiquarian Books, Maps, Prints & Photography Antiquarian Books, Maps, Prints & Photography Capt. FRANCES JOHN BELLEW (B. 1860)
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Memoirs of a Griffin or a Cadet’s First Year in India, by Captain Bellew, illustrated from designs by the author, a New Edition, London: Wm H. Allen & Co, 1880. pp. x, 373 and 7 humorous lithographic plates only, out of 10.
Original brown cloth with title embossed on spine in gilt and the name of ‘Newport Collegiate School’ embossed on cover. Evidently a school prize copy since the back of ffp has details in ink about the recipient student. A novel, which comically describes the first year of a newly-arrived cadet from England, it was first published in 1843 in 2 volumes. The author was Francis John Bellew. This 131-year-old reprint is as scarce as the original edition.
Condition NotesA fine copy except that it lacks 3 of the 10 plates as already mentioned