Autobiography of an English Soldier


This antique hardcover book is bound in brown cloth boards, with decorative etching on the covers and gilt lettering on the spine. Spine is faded; some foxing; gift inscriptions and bookplate from private, 19th-century library on front endpapers. The book is an account of an Englishman's experience serving in the U.S. Army during the Mexican-American War. He traveled from New York to Providence and Boston, then sailed to Pensacola Bay, Fort Pickens, and Tampa Bay, Florida, where he gives a detailed description of the Seminole Indians. Ballentine then sailed to Tampico and Vera Cruz with Scott's army. Frontispiece illustration. 288 pages; approx. 5"x7".. First Edition.



  • Autobiography of an English Soldier
  • George Ballentine
  • Stringer & Townsend, 1853
  • First edition