THE LIFE OF GENERAL SIR CHARLES WARREN

Author: Williams (Watkin W.) By his Grandson
Year: 1942
Publisher: Basil Blackwell (Oxford)
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: G++
Price: 275.00
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Hardback. With a Foreword by The Rt. Hon. the Earl of Clarendon, K.G.,P.C. A biography of the author's Grandfather. General Sir Charles Warren GCMG, KCB, FRS was an officer in the British Royal Engineers. He was one of the earliest European archaeologists of the Biblical Holy Land, and particularly of the Temple Mount. Much of his military service was spent in British South Africa, previously he was Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, the head of the London Metropolitan Police from 1886 to 1888, during the period of the Jack the Ripper murders. His command in combat during the Second Boer War was criticised, but he achieved considerable success during his long life in his military and civil posts. Illus. + Maps and Index. 450pp. lge. 8vo. h/back. Ex-Boots Library with partially removed 'Boots' shield to fr. cover. Name/date insc. to fep, University of Salford Library label to fpd and other discreet library markings. Sl. shaky sp. and a couple faint 'ring' mks. to fr. cover. A G++ copy of a v. scarce title. A fairly heavy book which may require additional postage if shipped overseas.

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