The Royal Engineer

HEAD, Sir Francis


Publisher: London, John Murray, 1869, first edition
Description: ppxii, 392, 7 plates; roy. 8vo [140x210mm], half calf, raised bands, gilt lettering [hardcover].Gilt crest of the NSW Parliamentary Library on front board. No other library marks. Prelims spotted but very good

The colourful autobiography Sir Francis Bond Head (1973-1875). Head served in the British Army in the Royal Engineers 1811-1825, and then attempted to set up a mining company in Argentina. He was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Canada in 1835, successfully suppressing a rebellion of the Reformers in 1837

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