1888 ORIGINAL GERMAN MANUSCRIPT HISTORY AND GENEALOGY: BEAUTIFULLY CALLIGRAPHIC PRIVATE COPY OF RENOWNED BRITISH MILITARY HISTORIAN, AUTHOR, INVENTOR AND ONE TIME FRIEND OF INFAMOUS OCCULTIST ALEISTER CROWLEY

By: OTTO DE LA CHEVALLERIE

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On offer is a superb 19th Century manuscript relic of European genealogy and family history from the personal library of the fascinating and controversial Major-General John Frederick Charles Fuller CB, CBE, DSO (1 September 1878 - 10 February 1966), a British Army officer, author, military historian, strategist, notable as an early theorist of modern armoured warfare, including categorising principles of warfare. He was also the inventor of "artificial moonlight". He was also a noted occultist and for a time close friend of legendary occultist Aleister Crowley. The lovely 38 page red cover book is dated August 1888 Naunhof Germany [near Leipzig], engraved with the name JFC Fuller in silver lettering, the contents, entirely in German are handwritten in a fine calligraphic hand. Fuller's name is inscribed on the first inner page. The book signed by Otto de la Chevallerie is a history and genealogy of the Chevallerie family and states that only 5 copies of the book were made and all kept in the family. It notes that one copy went to a son-in-law and that man was Fuller's father through his marriage to Selma Marie Phillipine de la Chevallerie. Overall VG. BIO NOTES: One online source provides: Fuller, John Frederick Charles (1878-1966), army officer, was born on 1 September 1878 at The Pallant, Chichester, Sussex. He was the eldest son of the Revd Alfred Fuller (1832-1927) of the parish of West Itchenor, and his French wife, Selma Marie Phillipine de la Chevallerie, who had grown up near Leipzig. Fuller had a cosmopolitan background, and when he was eight the family moved to Lausanne, Switzerland. In 1889 he moved back to Sussex to attend a preparatory school, Fulmer House, West Worthing, before attending Malvern College (1893-5). Lacking ambition or direction, Fuller was placed in the army class at the suggestion of his maternal grandfather. He attended Jimmy's, a London 'crammer', (1895-6), passed into the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, in September 1897, and was commissioned into the 43rd, the 1st battalion, Oxfordshire light infantry, in August 1898.

Title: 1888 ORIGINAL GERMAN MANUSCRIPT HISTORY AND GENEALOGY: BEAUTIFULLY CALLIGRAPHIC PRIVATE COPY OF RENOWNED BRITISH MILITARY HISTORIAN, AUTHOR, INVENTOR AND ONE TIME FRIEND OF INFAMOUS OCCULTIST ALEISTER CROWLEY

Author Name: OTTO DE LA CHEVALLERIE

Categories: 19th Century Ephemera, 19th Century Manuscript, Books and Manuscripts General Overview,

Publisher: NAUNHOF GERMANY, 1888

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 0001882

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