Experiences of a Woolwich Professor During Fifteen Years at the Royal Military Academy.

By: Drayson Major-Gen. A. W.

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Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A very good hardback book in a dark green based decorated cloth with gilt titling to the spine. One small hole in the cloth near the top of the spine - almost invisible. No dustjacket. Overall very clean and tight, with all hinges sound inside and out, but with some light edge/corner rubbing and bumping to the covers. Page fore-edges lightly dusty but clean with no foxing or similar. Internally, a light stain to the bottom inner edge of the pale lemon endpapers, o/w overall Excellent. A former owner has written their name on the front pastedown - "T. Wood Gwernyfed". I'm pretty sure that this is Colonel Thomas Wood, as in 1872 he inherited the Gwernyfed Estate. The son of Thomas Wood of Gwernyfed, MP for Breconshire 1806-1847, and brother-in-law of Castlereagh. No other inscriptions or marks . (xi) + (1) + 312 pp plus 48 page Publishers' Catalogue at the end. 14 chapters. "Alfred Wilks (or Wilkes) Drayson 1827-1901 was an English Army Officer, Author and Astronomer. He was a personal friend of Arthur Conan Doyle, who dedicated the short story collection 'The Captain of the Polestar' to him. Drayson graduated in 1846 at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. Commissioned, he then served in the Seventh Xhosa War. He rose through the ranks of the Royal Artillery, being promoted captain in 1854; Major in 1868; Lieutenant-Colonel in 1869, and Colonel in 1874. He was in India around 1877, & was based at Halifax, Nova Scotia for five years. From 1858 to 1873 Drayson was on the Military Topography staff at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, serving as Professor of Surveying & Topographical Drawing. He retired from the army as a Major-General in 1883, and became president of the Portsmouth Literary and Scientific Society. " A Scarce title. See Images. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall

Title: Experiences of a Woolwich Professor During Fifteen Years at the Royal Military Academy.

Author Name: Drayson Major-Gen. A. W.

Categories: Biography. Essays. Letters. Diaries, Antiquarian -19th Century or Earlier, History & Politics. Churchill, Astronomy. Astrology, Education, Military/War Related,

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall, Limited.: 1886

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: M009965

Keywords: Experiences Of A Woolwich Professor During Fifteen Years At The Royal Military Academy.. Military Biography. By Major- General A. W. Drayson. Militaria. British Army. Woolwich Military Academy Military History. An Army Education T. Wood Gwernyfed". I'm Pretty Sure That This Is Colonel Thomas Wood, As In 1872 He Inherited The Gwernyfed Estate. The Son Of Thomas Wood Of Gwernyfed, MP For Breconshire 1806-1847, And Brother-in-law Of Castlereagh. A Personal Friend Of Arthur Conan Doyle, Who Dedicated The Short Story Collection 'the Captain Of The Polestar' To Him. Drayson Graduated In 1846 At The Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. Commissioned, He Then Served In The Seventh Xhosa War. He Rose Through The Ranks Of The Royal Artillery, Being Promoted Captain In 1854; Major In 1868; Lieutenant-colonel In 1869, And Colonel In 1874. He Was In India Around 1877, & Was Based At Halifax, Nova Scotia For Five Years. From 1858 To 1873 Drayson Was On The Military Topography Staff At The Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, Serving As Professor Of Surveying & Topographical Drawing.