Peace, War, and Adventure: An Autobiographical Memoir. George Laval CHESTERTON.

Peace, War, and Adventure: An Autobiographical Memoir.

London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1853. First edition, two volumes, 8vo, (xii), 282; viii, 325, (1) pp. Marbled endpapers and edges, slightly later inscription to front blanks, some foxing at the front of volume I. Contemporary green calf, gilt spine with morocco labels, extremities with some wear. Initially an army officer serving in the Peninsular war and later against the US and under Simon Bolivar, Chesterton became Governor of the Middlesex House of Correction and instituted numerous reforms. Item #35272

Price: £325.00

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