Recollections of the Peninsula. By the author of Sketches of India. Second edition.

London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, 1824.

8vo, pp. [iv], 262; occasional scattered foxing; untrimmed in contemporary dark green cloth, brown morocco lettering-piece on spine; lightly rubbed, spine slightly faded; from the library of Ian Robertson (1928–2020).

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First published the previous year. ‘From 1801–7 [Sherer] attended Winchester College, but left on obtaining a commission in the 34th regiment of foot. In 1809 his corps was ordered to Portugal, and took part in the engagements of Albuera, Arroyo dos Molinos, and Vitoria. In the summer of 1813 Sherer was taken prisoner at the pass of Maya, and was moved to France, where he remained for two years, living chiefly at Bayonne . . . . Recollections of the Peninsula (1823) reached five editions and led Sherer into correspondence with Sir William Napier over Sir John Moore’s campaign’ (Oxford DNB).

Alberich 942n; Palau 312085.

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