A Personal Narrative of the Siege of Lucknow

REES L. E. Ruutz (1858)

£175.00 

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From its Commencement to its Relief by Sir Colin Campbell. Portrait frontispiece and large folding lithographed plan, which has been backed with thin linen and re-attached - unfortunately upside down. A little shaken, as often, some light browning, otherwise very good in the original orange embossed cloth, slightly rubbed, short split and a nick to the lower joint. xx, 380pp. Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts,

Ladendorf 360: "Includes material from his own journal and from Lady Inglis' journal, Lieut. Farquhar's letters, and John Lawrence's notes. Emphasis is on military operations, especially those in which he took part." Riddick 243: "... sharp criticism of the East India Company's rapacious economic policies in Oudh which he saw as a significant cause of the mutiny"; Taylor 658.

Armorial bookplate of John Cator to the front pastedown, later ownership inscription of Alan Chapple, dated 1909, to the bookplate.

Stock Code: 88665

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