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FROM THE ROYAL MILITARY LIBRARY OF KING ERNEST AUGUSTUS OF HANOVER

Military Memoirs and Journals.

 

A COLLECTION OF TWELVE EIGHTEENTH- AND NINETEENTH-CENTURY MANUSCRIPTS, COMPRISING:
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FROM THE ROYAL MILITARY LIBRARY OF KING ERNEST AUGUSTUS OF HANOVER

Military Memoirs and Journals.

 

A COLLECTION OF TWELVE EIGHTEENTH- AND NINETEENTH-CENTURY MANUSCRIPTS, COMPRISING:
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 GBP
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Military Memoirs and Journals.

 

A COLLECTION OF TWELVE EIGHTEENTH- AND NINETEENTH-CENTURY MANUSCRIPTS, COMPRISING:

Freytag, Feldmarschall Wilhelm vonMilitary journal, apparently autograph (?), 69 pages, 4to, nineteenth-century blue wrappers, 1784 or later, with a nineteenth-century manuscript copy of the same; Stille, General de. Journal de la Campagne en Moravie en 1742 par feu M.r le General de Stille, scribal manuscript, c.230 unnumbered pages, 8vo, sheep gilt, after 1742;  Volger, Oberst. Tagebuch meines Feldzuges von 1793 bis 1795. 1ter Theil, apparently autograph, 533 pages, 8vo, red morocco, gilt edges, slipcase, no place or date; Seffers, Lieutenant Heinrich. Auszüge aus dem Tagebuche des Lieutenants Heinrich Seffers zu Herzberg 1794-1816, scribal manuscript, 57 pages, 4to, nineteenth-century yellow patterned boards, [Herzberg,] not later than December 1837, with a later letter by Seffer's daughter Emilie; Mierzinsky, A.J. Erinnerungen aus den Jahren 1808-1811 als Folge der französischen Occupation Hannovers von 1803, 68 pages, folio, signed twice and seemingly corrected by the author, contemporary blue boards gilt, preface dated Hanover, 1840; Büsching. Kurze Nachrichten aus dem Leben des Pensionairs Büsching und seiner Frau besonders in den Kriegsjahren 1806 und 1813-1815, scribal manuscript signed by  the author (p.4), 75 pages, small 4to, silk-covered boards, c.1861; Dammers, General-Major G.F. Erinnerungen und Erlebnisse des königlich hannoverschen General-Major Georg Friedrich Ferdinand Dammers, 3 volumes, 4to, 873 pages in total, red cloth gilt, volume I dated November 1864 (p.272); S., L. von. Erinnerungen als Flügel-Adjudant Seiner Majestät des Königs Ernst August Hannover 1862. L. v. S...Ein Blick zurück von Anfang bis Ende...Kurze Beleuchtung des officiellen Hannoverschen Berichts über die kriegsereignisse zwischen Hannover und Preussen im Juni 1866, 3 works in one volume, 46, 60 and 17 pages, folio, nineteenth-century half cloth, the first work dated Hanover, 1862, binding worn; Haerdtl, Josef Freiherr von. Crayon-Skizzen aus dem Lager Leben im Jahre 1848, over 200 unnumbered pages, 4to, red cloth, dated Vienna, 15 December 1866; Hinüber, Adolf von. Tagebuch während des deutsch-französisch. Krieges 1870-1871, 2 volumes, 639 pages in total, 4to, half morocco, cloth wrappers, one volume with slipcase, no place or date; Hennecke, Karl. Überblick über meine Erlebnisse in dem Feldzüge 1866, 32 pages, 4to, blue wrappers, Hanover, August 1866; with two others  (12) 


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A fine collection of military memoirs and journals, including the remarkable journal of Field Marshal Wilhelm von Freytag (1720-1798), which, as a note on the later cover explains, was presented to ernst August II, Crown Prince of Hanover and Duke of Cumberland, in December 1895. Freytag fought under Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel in the Seven Years' War, including at the Battle of Minden, and later acted as a crucial intermediary between the Hanoverian army and London, reaching the rank of Field Marshal in the Hanoverian Army in 1792.  It was under Freytag's supervision, in Hanover in 1791, that Prince Ernest Augustus and his brother Prince Adolphus received their military training.

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