Selections from The Reminiscences of Captain Gronow
Born in Wales, Gronow joined the Grenadier Guards & saw action in the Peninsular campaign and at Waterloo. Resigning his commission he stood as an MP before retiring to life varying from debtor’s prison to gentleman dandy. The Reminiscences were first published in four volumes in the 1860s. The present text is taken from the first three volumes and re-arranged according to theme. These reminiscences of this Welsh guards officer and dandy provide some of the best personal accounts both of the closing stages of the Peninsular War and then of Waterloo. They then carry on with acute observations of Wellington and the Bourbon restoration and of both English and French high society in the period. They are almost impossible not to pick up and scour for great anecdotes!.
- Folio Society First Impression No. 415
- Publisher Folio Society, London; 1977
- Black Buckram with Historic Design in Gold Hardback, 272 pp
- With contemporary illustrations
- Size 260 x 165mm, 1.1kg
Condition: Fine – Superb Unmarked Copy
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