Fifty Years of My Life

This copy belonged to painter Edmund Caldwell


George Thomas Keppel, the Earl of Albemarle


Macmillan, London, 1877
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Printing Details

Third edition, hardback bound in the original green cloth with gilt titling to spine and gilt crest to upper board. 20.5 × 14cm, ix + 432pp.

This copy belonged to the painter Edmund Caldwell, and has been signed by him in pencil to the ffep, and his address given as Primrose Hill Studio, NW. Caldwell (1852–1930) was a painter, etcher, sculptor and illustrator, born in Canterbury, Kent. He studied under Thomas Sidney Cooper and with Lefevbre at the Académie Julian in Paris. The book is also blindstamped to the title page by the publisher as a presentation copy.

An autobiography of George Keppel, a British soldier, Liberal politician and writer. Keppel fought with the 14th Regiment of Foot in the Battle of Waterloo, and also served with the 20th Regiment of Foot and as a Captain in the 62nd Regiment of Foot. This book mentions his military life as well as his family history.


A fair copy, the boards quite heavily rubbed and the inner binding loosening. However, the book remains readable and with an interesting signature.

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