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. 339 pages, wood-grain leather with red spine label. 6½ x 4¼ inches. One of several military and nautical memoirs (including "The Life of Alexander Selkirk") edited by John Howell in the wake if his success with "Journal of a Soldier of the Seventy-First". Alexander Alexander was born in the latter part of the 18th century in Dundonald, Ayrshire. In this volume he recounts his experiences in Scotland and as a young man in the West Indies, and on his return to Scotland his enlistment in the army, and his experiences on military service in Ceylon, followed by his return to the West Indies (Barbados), and Demerara (now in Guyana). Ex Libris Jacobi Paterson 1830. Frontispiece and title page water stained, external hinges splitting.