London: Published by Gale, Curtis, and Fenner, and Egerton, 1814. Stated second edition at the head of the title. 8vo, contemporary black morocco spine, marbled boards, vellum corners, gilt lettering. Folding table. Front board and front free endpaper nearly detached, rear hinge cracked; spine rubbed; a bit soiled; a sound copy. Item #8729
Quentin had been charged with incapacity and misconduct in the field, charges stemming in part from his opposition to flogging; his officers testified against him, including one of the sons of the Duke of Clarence. Though many of the charges were found against Quentin, authorities decided that the insubordination of his officers was of greater threat to the army's discipline, and had the officers transferred to various regiments--a move that earned them the sobriquet of the "elegant extracts." This volume taken from a series of uniformly bound volumes, since broken up.