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Item Description: Madras, 1870. A finely detailed original watercolour painting, circa 1870s showing Simpson's Coach Manufactory as it was first built on Mount Road in Madras, India. The painting (presumed to be on card but not removed from its frame) is approx 11 x 16ins [260 x 400mm] and is currently in a contemporary deep rosewood frame with a gilt inner fillet, overall size 23 x 18.5 ins [ 575 x 460mm]. It shows the showroom and house as originally built with carriages outside and workmen resting against a palanquin. The colours remain fresh and bright. With the painting we are able to offer two architect's drawings which provide a marvellous insight into both the building and use of such a 19th century commercial/residential building in south India. The larger measures 47 x 19 ins [1180 x480mm] and shows the detailed ground plan of the building within its compound on Mount Road, including workshops, sheds, showrooms, stores, varnishing room, harness makers' shop, well, coal shed, etc. A separate plan on the same sheet shows Mr & Mrs Jeffery's house which was the upper storey and included library and billiard room. The second sheet, measuring 24 x 19ins [630 x 480 mm] shows the architect's drawings of the front and west elevations, coloured in greens and yellows as in the watercoloour painting. The plans are unsigned and undated but both mounted on contemporary linen and contained, rolled, in a contemporary metal case which has ensured their still fresh colours and paper have been exceptionally well preserved. Mr Simpson was a Scotsman who set up the company in Madras where it initially made coaches and carriages, moved into railway carriages and, with the advent of the motor car, became a leading coach builder for luxury motor cars. The company has expanded into other fields but still operates in Madras under the same name. There is a good account of the company in Somerset Playne's "Southern India" of 1915. Please enquire about shipping before placing an order if you require these items to be sent outside the UK. Size: 400 x 260 Mm Approx [ 11 x 16ins]. Bookseller Inventory # 007712

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HISTORICAL RECORDS OF THE SURVEY OF INDIA. Volumes 1 to 4

Phillimore, Colonel R H

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Item Description: Survey of India, Dehra Dun, 1945. Original Cloth Hard Bound. 1st Edition. 4to. These four volumes provide effectively the complete set. Although a volume 5 was produced it was quickly withdrawn by the Indian Government for political reasons and it is thought that only a handful of original copies survive although photocopies occasionally appear. The four volumes were produced over a long period and span the period of independence, III & IV being produced after 1948 and thus lacking the crown from the Survey of India badge on the front covers. Vol I 18th Century [pub. 1945]: Maps to endpapers, 19 other plates including folding maps (some coloured), xx.400pp, 16pp unnumbered index. An excellent copy in the original green cloth gilt, the upper board gilt blocked with the badge of the Survey of India, very minor wear at extremiites, internally very clean. Vol II 1800-1815 [pub. 1950]: maps to endpapers, 22 other plates (some coloured, some folding maps), xxvii (including addenda & corrigenda for vol I), 478pp. bound as vol 1 [including the imperial crown on the badge despite a post independence date - the Survey is still rather traditional], very minor wear to extremities, internally very clean. Vol III 1815 to 1830 [pub. 1954], maps to endpapers, 22 other plates [some folding maps, some coloured), xxii (including addenda & corrigendas to vols I & II), 534pp. Bound as the previou vols but the badge on the front board has the imperial crown replaced with the current Indian crest joined triple lions, very minor wear to extremities, internally very clean. Vol IV 1830 to 1843 GEORGE EVEREST [pub, 1958] maps to endpapers, 19 other plates (some folding maps, some coloured), xviii including addenda & corrigenda to previous volumes), 493pp.I, a little damage with small loss of cloth surface to extreme top corners of front and back boards, internally very clean. Volumes 1, 2 & 3 have a small ownership signature to the top corner of the front free endpaper - no other ownership markings. The first four volumes were published over a 15 year period: they are seldom found together and the fifth volume was suppressed by the Government of India. The definitive work on the Survey of India and earlier cartographers. In the first volume Surveys are dealt with logically by province and there are informative chapters on surveying instruments. There is a 100pp section of detailed biographies of such important figures in Indian map making as Rennell, Beatson, Dalrymple, Orme, Kelly, Martin, Pearse, Reynolds, Topping, Turner, Wood, and Mackenzie. Chapter V "Beyond the Barriers" deals with early attempts at mapping in the Himalayas, Tibet (a folding map of Ladakh to Lhasa from the Lamas' map of 1733 is included), sources of the Ganges & Gogra, Bogle & Turner, Nepal, Assam, Wels's Expedition 1792-4, Eastern Frontier, Burma. Other chapters include General Narrative, Bengal Surveys (3 chapters, 1579-1777, 1777-94, 1793-1800), Madras Surveys (2 chapters - to 1788 and 1788-1800), Bombay Surveys, Revenue Surveys, Professional Methods of Survey, Maps of India, Maps of Bengal, Maps of Madras & Bombay, Map construction and preservation, The Surveyor Generals, Surveyors. Whereas Vol I has much on Bengal, Madras and Bombay, Vol II extends to include chapters on Upper Provinces and Oudh, the North West Frontier, Himalaya Mountains, etc . There is a good deal here on Lambton and his Survey. There are 80pp of biographical notes on surveyors of the period. Vol III continues the narrative and has additional chapters on Mountain Provinces, North East Frontier, Burma, Again there about 80pp of biogrpahy. Vol IV continues the narrative and the expanding wortk of the surveys (especially the detailed revenue surveys on which the Company was so dependent. It covers the long period of office of George Everest as Surveyor General but there are biographies of other surveyors too, Bookseller Inventory # 007161

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Item Description: Kinsey Brothers, New Delhi, India, 1943. Kinsey & Janet Jevons (illustrator). 1st Edition. 14 x 17ins Overall. A large and imposing framed photograph. The photograph is 9.5 x 12ins, rtichly toned, in perfect condition, signed on the trail of the mantle 'Linlithgow' and also signed 'Kinsey' on the mount [for the New Delhi photographer Kinsey Brothers. The photograph is in a contemporary frame of pale blue gilt decorated leather with an an additional band of gilt decorated vellum, the reverse is covered in moire silk with a strut stand with indistinct gilt stamped retailer's mark: the top of the frame bears the gilt monogram of the Marquess. The Viceroy is shown in full court dress wearing the mantle of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India, together with medals, orders and the collar of the a Knight Grand Commander. This image (unsigned) was used facing page 145 in Viscount Mersey's "The Viceroys and Governors General of India " [John Murray, 1949]. Lord Linlithgow was the longest ruling Viceroy [1936-43]. This is sold here with a matching portrait of the Vicereine, Doreen, Marchioness of Linlithgow, this showing Lady Linlithgow full length in a silk gown ,wearing the Imperial Order of Crown of India [an order only given to women] and a tiara, signed in ink to the left "Doeeen Linlithgow 1943" and on the mount in pencil "Janet Jevons". Jevons was a distinguished society photographer based in Mayfair, London and several portraits by her are in the National Portrait Gallery A pair of rather smaller examples of these photographs in the same distinctive frames stand today in the hall at Hopetoun House, Edinburgh, the family seat. Bookseller Inventory # 007252

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HISTORICAL RECORDS OF THE SURVEY OF INDIA. Volumes 1 to 4

Phillimore, Colonel R H

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Item Description: Survey of India, Dehra Dun, 1945. Original Cloth Hard Bound. 1st Edition. 4to. These four volumes provide effectively the complete set. Although a volume 5 was produced it was quickly withdrawn by the Indian Government for political reasons and it is thought that only a handful of original copies survive although photocopies occasionally appear. The four volumes were produced over a long period and span the period of independence, III & IV being produced after 1948 and thus lacking the crown from the Survey of India badge on the front covers. Vol I 18th Century [pub. 1945]: Maps to endpapers, 19 other plates including folding maps (some coloured), xx.400pp, 16pp unnumbered index. An excellent copy in the original green cloth gilt, the upper board gilt blocked with the badge of the Survey of India, very minor wear at extremiites, internally very clean. Vol II 1800-1815 [pub. 1950]: maps to endpapers, 22 other plates (some coloured, some folding maps), xxvii (including addenda & corrigenda for vol I), 478pp. bound as vol 1 [including the imperial crown on the badge despite a post independence date - the Survey is still rather traditional], bumping to rear corners but otherwise excellent. Vol III 1815 to 1830 [pub. 1954], maps to endpapers, 22 other plates [some folding maps, some coloured), xxii (including addenda & corrigendas to vols I & II), 534pp. Bound as the previou vols but the cloth a little lighter in colour and the badge on the front board having had the imperial crown replaced with the current Indian crest joined triple lions, some marks to front board, marks to front free endpaper where an old label has been removed but no stamping nor any removal of stamping, internally very clean. Vol IV 1830 to 1843 GEORGE EVEREST [pub, 1958] maps to endpapers, 19 other plates (some folding maps, some coloured), xviii including addenda & corrigenda to previous volumes), 493pp. binding and condition as vol III, internally very clean. The first four volumes were published over a 15 year period: they are seldom found together and the fifth volume was suppressed by the Government of India. The definitive work on the Survey of India and earlier cartographers. In the first volume Surveys are dealt with logically by province and there are informative chapters on surveying instruments. There is a 100pp section of detailed biographies of such important figures in Indian map making as Rennell, Beatson, Dalrymple, Orme, Kelly, Martin, Pearse, Reynolds, Topping, Turner, Wood, and Mackenzie. Chapter V "Beyond the Barriers" deals with early attempts at mapping in the Himalayas, Tibet (a folding map of Ladakh to Lhasa from the Lamas' map of 1733 is included), sources of the Ganges & Gogra, Bogle & Turner, Nepal, Assam, Wels's Expedition 1792-4, Eastern Frontier, Burma. Other chapters include General Narrative, Bengal Surveys (3 chapters, 1579-1777, 1777-94, 1793-1800), Madras Surveys (2 chapters - to 1788 and 1788-1800), Bombay Surveys, Revenue Surveys, Professional Methods of Survey, Maps of India, Maps of Bengal, Maps of Madras & Bombay, Map construction and preservation, The Surveyor Generals, Surveyors. Whereas Vol I has much on Bengal, Madras and Bombay, Vol II extends to include chapters on Upper Provinces and Oudh, the North West Frontier, Himalaya Mountains, etc . There is a good deal here on Lambton and his Survey. There are 80pp of biographical notes on surveyors of the period. Vol III continues the narrative and has additional chapters on Mountain Provinces, North East Frontier, Burma, Again there about 80pp of biogrpahy. Vol IV continues the narrative and the expanding wortk of the surveys (especially the detailed revenue surveys on which the Company was so dependent. It covers the long period of office of George Everest as Surveyor General but there are biographies of other surveyors too, Bookseller Inventory # 006855

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BARODA. A Large Silver Plated Presentation Phtograph Frame, Circa 1920s with Cast Arms of the State

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Item Description: Unknown Maker, India, 1925. A very handsome presentation portrait photograph frame of arched rectangular shape with ribbon tied decoration to the edges, bearing the cast arms of the Maharaja of Baroda on the lower border and a coronet, scimitar and monogram on the arched top border. The monogram is probably that of Sayaji Rao Gaekwar and the frame appears to date form the 1920s. The reverse is covered in blue velvet and has a strut easel stand. It was probably intend to hold a signed portait of the Gaekwar that would have been presented to other ruling princes and important visitors such as European Royalty, Viceroys, Governors, etc. It could have been given on a visit by the Gaekwar to other palaces. Although the style of the frame is English it is probably of Indian manufacture; there are no markings other than a few scratch engraved letters or figures in an Indian scipt on the bottom edge. The copy of a photograph of two princes is not related. The giving and receiving of signed portraits in personalised frames was a very common feature of royal and aristocratic life in Europe and seems to have been enthusiastically adopted by many Indian Princes, especially after the 1877 Imperial Assemblage in Delhi. Most interior images of drawing rooms or durbar rooms in Indian palaces reveal how extensive the display of these frames was [we include an image of such a photograph in our collection to illustrate theis]. This example is particularly grand and we have left in the tarnished state in which it came to us: it would clean easily but we prefer to leave the decision about that to the purchaser. If the frame is to be exported it will incur extra charges for shipping. Size: 15 x 11 Ins Overall [39 x 28cm]. Bookseller Inventory # 007708

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Programmes of the Ceremonies to be Observed at Visits Between His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and Native Chiefs in India 1905-06

Published by Foreign Department Govt of India, Simla (1905)

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Item Description: Foreign Department Govt of India, Simla, 1905. Hard Cover. 1st & Only Edition. iii.152pp. Pages 1-134 are printed on the facing page only on 268 sheets of thick paper. The title page is signed in ink in manuscript by the officer responsible for publication, V Gabriel, Under Secretary of State to the Govt of India and the printing is precisely dated as 7th November 1905, just 3 days before the first engagement. The first 134 pages cover the cermonial visits and return visits: the second part (pp134-152 is printed in the conventional way and titled NOTES ON THE CEREMONIES AS ACTUALLY CARRIED OUT. The colophon at the end of the final page is dated 16.04.1907 and shows a print run of just 38. The book is bound in a cotemporary official full red morocco gilt, the spine with an abbreviated title blcoked in gilt beneath the Prince of Wales' crest, re-cased with majority of spine laid down, stained and worn at extremities but perfectly sound, marbled endpapers, the only previous ownership mark a rubber stamp of a Gwalior Sirdar on the front free endpaper, the thick paper remaining perfectly sound with no signs of the usual worming The work is divided into 18 occasions, some public Durbars, some meremly described as visits, of ceremonies at Bombay, Indore, Udaipur, Jaipur, Bikaner, Lahore, Jammu, Delhi, Gwalior, Lucknow, Calcutta, Madras, Mysore, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Benares, and Quetta. For each location a page is devoted to the visit of most ruling chiefs giving a vivid insight into the Royal and Princely Protocol of the time - a combination of British ceremonial with elements of Moghul tradition. The Notes on the Ceremonies as Carried Out include alterations to the schedule, additional receptions, members of attendant suites, details of guards of honour, attendance of Residents, political agents on duty, etc., and include many names, both Britiah and Indian. This rare work gives considerable insight into the cermonial of the time and wouold be a very valuable original source for anyone writing about or filming about the era. The entry for the Raja of Rajpipla, who met the Prince at Bombay tells us: "The Raja will be accompanied from his residence by the Political Agent in Rewa Kantha, and escorted by a party of cavalry consisting of one non-commissioned officer and eight sowars. He will be attended by seven of his principal Sirdars who are entitled to a seat in the durbar, and will be met at a distance of 500 yards by two Aides-de-Camp. On alighting from his carriage, His Highness will be met by an Aide-de-Camp, and at the head of the stairs by the Under Secretary to the Goverenment of Bombay, who will accompany him to the threshold of the reception room. Here he will be met by the Political Secretary to the Government of Bombay.His Royal Highness will receive the Raja standing, and will show him to a seat at his right hand.A band will play outside during the interview.A salute of 11 guns will be fired." More elaborate ceremony would apply to rulers with higher gun salutes. Size: Folio. Bookseller Inventory # 007046

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Journal of the Movements and Actions of the 2d Battn Rifle Brigade During The Indian Mutiny. Kept By Frederick Edward Sotheby, Rifle Brigade. An Original Manuscript Journal

Sotheby, Frederick Edward, Rifle Brigade

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Item Description: Manuscript Diary, 1857. Hard Cover. F E Sotheby (illustrator). Small Octavo, 7 x 4.5ins. 25 pages of diary written in black ink covering the period Novemeber 20th 1857 to March 4th 1860. 14 of the facing pages have route details with the dates and number of miles marched each day. 6 of these pages include small neat maps. There is a manuscript title page, the following blank with Sotheby's signature. The last text page is followed by a summary of the Battalion's achievement showing proudly that it marched 1745 miles between Dec 11 1857 & June 27 1859."All Regt Officers walked the whole distance, except one who was lame. All Officers of other Regts I met rode ponies". This is followed by a fold out hand drawn map backed with linen. The journal is written in a contemporary commercial note book bound in stiff card with stamped black paper covers, all edges red, a quantity of unused blanks follwing the map, very minor rubbing and wear, old shelf numbers in red and blue pencil at top margin of title page, internally the paper is clean and fresh. We can find no evidence that this diary has ever been fully researched or copied, let alone printed. Sotheby's medals were sold in December 2002 at DNW in London and most of his papers are in a public collection. This journal has aan armorial bookplate on the front pastedown of the family of Cope [Lt Col Sir Anthony Cope, 13th bart, was a colleague of Sotheby in the Rifle Brigade during the Ashantee campaign later in his career. Sotheby had served in the Crimea and was to serve later in China and Ashanti, retiring with the rank of Major General. During the Mutiny he was a company commander in the 2nd Rifle Brigade. Numerous other officers of the regiment are mentioned in the journal, including company commanders Glyn, Thynne, Fremantle, Dillon, Baillie, Fyers, and Nixon. The journal entries are written in the brief and at times perfunctory way one might expect of a ssrving officer under pressure but they give a very immediate view of events from his position and sometimes provide more information than is printed in standard histories. He shows a high regard for his colleagues in the 7th Hussars who were alongside his battalion for most of the time. Of some of the Irregulars, especially the Sikh CAvalry he holds more disparaging views. He is often frustrated by the failure of the enemy to stand and fight even though they often seem to have "bolted" leaving behind their guns. Numerous officers and some ncos and soldiers are mentioned from his own battalion, the 3rd Rifles, 7th Hussars, Bays, Punjab Rifles, Bengal Fusiliers, 38th Foot, and others. Occasionally there is quite a detailed account of an encounter as is the case of a battle near Chinhute a few miles from Lucknow on June 1st 1858. Here he was serving with a large force under Grant and came upon a force of some 2,000 enemy with 17 gunes. "some of them [the enemy] fought right well. We afterwards counted 900 killed, our own loss about 60 killed. The 3rd Batt did capitally, also the 7 Hussars. I can't say as much for some of the Seikh Cavalry as they refused to charge when led up by some off icers [of] 7 Huss; their oen Chief being killed. It was an awfully hot day & a great many sunstrokes.". Bookseller Inventory # 007063

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Item Description: House of Commons, London, 1806. Hard Bound. Large Folio. 2 large (27mm x 42mm, 11ins x 16ins) folio volumes contaiing the full Six Reports and an additional Narrative. Each volume has its own title page (as Vol VII and Vol VIII of the series -see note below) the pagination is continuous throughout the reports vol VII and again in Vol VIII. Both volumes are in are in generally excellent condition, bound in later but old heavy buff coloured buckram cloth with red and green leather gilt title labels, the boards are rather soiled with wear at the corners and some rubbing to the spines but they are very sound copies, although having no library marks apart from two small paper numeral labels at the base of the spine these volumes were once in the British Home Office Library, there is a little occasional light foxing. The volumes comprise:"Vol VII EAST INDIES - CARNATIC WARS, &c 1781 & 1782" - Frist Report from the Committee of Secrecy 27th June - 9th July 1781 - 268pp. Second Report &c reported by the Lord Advocate of Scotland (Henry Dundas Esq) 27th June 1781 pp271-589. Third Report &c (being a Supplement to the First and Second Reports, 4th Feb 1782. pp593-697. Fourth Report &c, 6th Feb 1782 pp641-710. Fifth Report &c The First Mahratta War, 1st March 1782 pp 713-1066. "Vol VIII. EAST-INDIES - CARNATIC WAR &c 1781 & 1782." Fifth Report &c (continuation) xxiii.270pp. Sixth Report of the Committee of Secrecy appointed to enquire into the Causes of the War in the Carnatic, and of the Condition of the British Possessions in those Parts. Reported by the Lord Advocate of Scotland, 8th March 1782 pp272-1008. Copies of Two Narratives from the Governor General to Edward Wheler, Esquire; relative to the Affair at Benares, and a Copy of a Letter in the Secret Department pp 1009-1105. Index 39pp. [The volumes are entirely complete, the missing numbers in the pagination being explained by blankls, unnumbered title pages, etc.] This massive work is undoubtedly the supreme authority on the Carnatic Wars. The narrative of events is reported day by day, sometimes hour by hour, and often with the unpolished immediacy of those who were writing under the strains of a brutal and harrowing war. Here are some of the great moments of the military history of India in the days of the Company, such as Col Baillie's defeat and the virtual annihilation of the British at the hands of Haidar Ali -"the severest military defeat that the English, or, indeed, any military power had suffered at the hands of a purely Indian army" (Sir Penderel Moon). The volumes are hugely comprehensive. As well as dealing with the Carnatic, the Mahratta Wars of 1774 and 1778, the Company's state of readiness, its military and civil contact with the Native States, trade, religion, customs, etc, the reports throw light on a vast range of other factors. There is, for example, the first account of George Bogle's arrival inTibet recorded in a letter from Warren Hastings to the Court of Directors of the HEICo. Sir Penederel Moon sums up the political significance of the Reports thus: "On news reaching London of the irruption of Haidar Ali into the Carnatic and of Baillie's defeat, a Secret Committee of the House of Commons was formed under the Chairmanship of Henry Dundas to inquire into the causes of the war: it was still sitting when Francis arrived home and this afforded him a grand opportunity of launching the campaign of revenge against Hastings. The Committee probed into the Mahratta War and other matters besides the war in the Carnatic, and fed by Francis with mailicious representations, it drew up reportsa which besides castigating Rumboldt cast severe reflections on Hastings and on Hornby, the President of Bombay Council." These Reports comprise volumes VII and VIII of a massive series of 15 volumes of Reports of the House of Commons Committees which were ordered by the House to be specially reprinted in 1803-6 in an attempt to order the publishing practice of Parliament. This ia the beginning of the system of reports or blue books whi. Bookseller Inventory # 004993

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Hutwa - Manjha Marriage 1910. A complete folio Album Containing 23 Large Original Photographs.

Johnston & Hoffmann, Photographers

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Item Description: Johnston & Hoffmann, Calcutta, 1910. Hard Bound. 1st Edition. The album is complete and in original condition, containing a printed title page [HUTWA-MANJHA MARRIAGE 1910] and 23 large photographs mounted one to a facing page only, sizes varying but generally 9.5 x 10.5 ins or 7.5 x 12ins and similar. The photographs remain in good well toned condition some offsetting to facing pages. Bound in original untitled maroon leather gilt, some wear and the rear top corner affected by worming, which extends in to the last blank pages and the second half of the photograph pages with a very few small pin sized holes in the plates (often just one or two), no worm holes in the first half of the album which includes all the major portrait plates. This was the second Hutwa marriage in two years. In 1908 Maharaja Guru Mahadevesram Prosad Sari (who had succeeded his father at the age of three in 1896) had married the sister of the Maharaja of Manjha [an album of smaller pictures of that marriage was sold in the Christie's Visions of India Sale in 1998] but on this occasion it appears to be the Maharaja of Manjha marrying a princess of the Hutwa family. The photographs (from the front) comprise: the two maharajas seated with a retainer, Manjha standing with a retainer, a similar portrait, the two maharajas with young brothers, a larger group portrait of extended family and sirdars, the maharajas with principal guests [European and Indian], the bride in a palanquin with retainers, etc (4), the elephant procession with lancers, troops, retainers and crowds (4), a line of fourteen waiting elephants with mahouts, the great marriage elephant with ceremonial howdah, a shamiana, views of the palace and grounds (4). Finding these albums complete is increasingly difficult as they have often been raided for the more exciting or valuable images. As is usual at Hindu weddings the women and men are not shown together. Hutwa was a large but relatively obscure state in Bihar close to the Nepalese border. This is a large heavy album which will require extra shipping charges if sent abroad. We have other individual portraits of the Maharaja of Hutwa. Size: Oblong Folio. Bookseller Inventory # 007090

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A Letter to the Honourable the Directors of the East India Company, from Major General James Stuart. [July 3, 1787]

Stuart, Major General James

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Item Description: No Publication Details, London, 1787. Hard Bound. 4to. 47pp, xxiv [Appendix 1], xlvii [Appendix II], xxviii [Appendix III]. Late 20th century half calf with incomplete detached labels, sound but externally unattractive, contnets a little browned but the thick paper sound and not at all brittle, a single small worm hole through the wide foreedge margin of later pages. This copy probably originated in the Stuart family if not with the General himself. Internal evidence would suggest that it is most likely that it is the copy given by General Stuart to his father in law, Hugh 3rd Earl of Marchmont. There are several additional pages to those listed above, on paper bearing the same watermark, written in a very neat secretarial copperplate hand. The first addition is a page pasted to the reverse of a marbled paper which may have been the original covering, bearing a dedication "To the Earl of MarchmontFrom Major General Stuart". The facing page in the same hand on paper lined in red is headed 'The Contents' and repeatedly confirms that the information in the Appendices "are by M General Stuart". The ms page befroe Appendix 1 notes these matters can now be passed over "as The Court of Directors have ['at last' added above] agreed to Indemnify . for the real Loss incurred". A ms note at the end of this chapter repeats the statement at the beginning adding, somewhat triumphantly, "and thus have admitted the Principle [sic & underlined] of the preceding Statement." The additional ms sheet before Appendix II about the state of the Carnatic notes that "The Remarks p. XXXIV-V and all the notes are added by Major General Stuart since in England." A similar ms page stressing the General's personal contribution to the work is added before Appendix III. Stuart's original letter had been sent in 1784. There are very few copies that seem to survive with these later appendices, printed just a few years before his death. The short titles of the appendices are: I - Demands made upon Major General Stuart for the Price of Grai sent by his Orders to Pulicat; Correspondence .with Major Lysaght, &c; II - Proofs of the Distress felt in the Settlement of Madras, from the Scarcity of Rice and other Grain , in the Year 1782, when Major General Stuart interposed his Credit for the Purpose of increasing the Quantity of Provisions in the Vicinity of Madras.; III - Extract of the President Lord MACARTNEY'S MINUTE of 1st February 1783. James Stuart began his military careerin the 56th Foot in 1755 and after reaching India in 1775 had what s=could at least be called a colourful career. After commanding on the Coromandel Coast he arrested the Governor of Madras at the behest of the majority of the Council. This led to his suspension as c-in-c by the HEICo Directors when news reached London. When he finally faced a Court Martial four years later he was aquitted honourably. He distinguished himself under Eyre Coote at Porto Novo, lost a leg at Pollilore, challenged the Governor of Madras over the degree of authority he was allowed, was confined in Madras and then sent home to England. There, despite his shortage of limbs, he fought a duel with Lord Macartney in Hyde Park and succeeded in wounding him. He died in 1793. An exceptionally interesting and unique association copy of a scarce work. Bookseller Inventory # 006724

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Item Description: House of Commons, London, 1804. Hard Backed. 1st Edition. Large Folio (18ins x 11ins). Title continues: "BENGAL PAPERS - copies of all DISPATCHES received from the GOVERNOR GENERAL .and of his CORRESPONDENCE with his AGENTS, or MINISTERS, and with the MILITARY OFFICERS commanding in the Field; as far as such Dispatches and Correspondence relate to,or account for, HOSTILITIES now or lately subsisting between the said Government, and any of the MAHRATTA PRINCES or STATES. ALSO, copies of all TREATIES and CORRESPONDENCE between the said GOVERNMENT [sic] GENERAL and certain of the MAHRATTA PRINCES or STATES, relative to the said Hostilities, or to the Causes thereof." large folding hand coloured map of India (by Arrowsmith), single full page hand coloured map of India showing acquisition dates of Britsh Territories, 5 folding hand coloured plans (Camp at Secundra Aug 26 1803; Battle of Assye Sept 23 1803; movments of Gen Lake to attack Mons Perron's Camp Allyghur Aug 29 1803; Inner Fort at Allyghur; Battle of Delhi 11 Sept 1803), 587pp. 20th century half calf with red title label gilt, raised bands with gilt rules, marbled paper coverfed boards. The main text block is completely firm and very clean, all the particularly handsome maps are clean, bright, and still neatly folded, very small neat old law library red stamp to title page, reverse of the large map and in a few other places, marginal tear to one page without loss and two small edge tears without loss to maps. A massive work put together shortly after the events it covers with numerous despatches giving a vivid sense of unfolding events from, amongst others, Lord Clive, the Residents at Poona, Bancoote, with Scindia (Gwalior's ruler), Governor of Bombay (Inglis), Holkar, Scindia, the Peshwa, Maj-Gen Wellesley (later Duke of Wellington), Maj-Gen Nicolls, Col Murray, Col Collins, Gen Lake, Lt Col Harcourt, Marquis Wellesley. Appendices include copies of treaties, extracts from the Calcutta Gazettes Extraordinary with some casualty figures, etc. This is the only major parliamentary paper of the period dealing with India which contains a quantity of maps and plans and dates from before the period when the production of Parliamentary Papers became systematised. Large Folio (18ins x 11ins). Bookseller Inventory # 007614

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Aurangabad, India. Original Photograph Album Including Military Portrait Groups from the Hyderabad Contingent, Photographs of the Little Taj at Aurangabad and the Caves at Ellora

Biden, Major H, 3rd Artillery Battery, the Hyderabad Contingent

Published by The Author, Aurangabad (1868)

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Item Description: The Author, Aurangabad, 1868. Hard Backed But Now Disbound. 4to. 41 stout paper leaves with one hundred and eleven photographs of varying sizes up to 7.5 x 9.5ins but mainly smaller, some with arched corners, all pasted to the facing side of the album only, the album now disbound and lacking the covers although it retains the endpapers and a number of blanks, no pages appearing to have been removed. Many of the images are annotated on the page or tipped in pieces of paper with places, occasional dates, and in most cases the names of the sitters. There are no ownership marks but internal evidence would suggest that the book probably belonged to Major H Biden who was commanding the 3rd Battery of the Artillery in the Hyderabad Contingent from 1856. The photographs have the appearance of having been taken by a good amateur, a few of whom were operating in Aurangabad in the decade after the Mutiny. The album begins with 5 oval images entitled "My Battery at Aurangabad 1867" followed by three detailed images of a gun carriage. There are a quantity of images of that still rather obscure gem, the Little Taj at Aurangabad, and of the cave temples at Ellora. There are a number of most interesting groups of Europeans based at Aurangabad, including many identified officers serving in the Hyderabad Contingent. The Contingent was commanded at the time by Brig Gen Harry Lumsden (the founder of the Guides) and in several images he is shown in uniform and wearing his medals with officers of the four regiments of the Hyderabad Cavalry and the 4th Infantry (which was stationed there). The identified officers, often with their ladies, and often wearing their Mutiny medals include Wyndham, Playfair, Williamson, Watson, Clerk, Dangerfield, Biden, Ottley, and Pollock. One page has an unusual composite sheet showing 16 officers in the form of reduced sized cartes de visite. Some of the images of the ruins around Aurangabad show local figures and occasional Europeans seated in the shade at draped tables taking tea. Some of these images are reminiscent of those in the illustrated diaries of Col Acton Chaplin Havelock which we once owned and was sold at Christie's [Visions of India Sale, Oct 1999] and several of the same figures are photographed here. A very unusual survival, giving a picture of a seemingly rather tranquil life for the military after the turmoil and distress of the Mutiny a few years before. It is not often that such well identified images turn up in this untouched state. The album was perhaps put together in England a little later: it certainly has none of the wear and damage associated with albums which have remained in India. The majority of the images exhibit very good rich tones and there is little fading. 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 007173

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The Calcutta Review. Vols 1-9 & Vol 11. Uniformly Bound, Published Betweeen 1844 & 1849. From the Library of Lt Gen Sir James Outram

Kaye, Sir William & Others

Published by Printed By Sanders & Cones for the Proprietor, Calcutta (1845)

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Item Description: Printed By Sanders & Cones for the Proprietor, Calcutta, 1845. Hard Backed. 1st & 3rd [vols 1 & 2). 8vo. 10 VOLUMES in all. Vols 1 & 2 [third editions published 1846], vols 3-9 [1st editions published 1845-48 & Vol 11 [published 1849]. ii,[ii], iii, 584pp; ii, 608pp; iii, 462pp, lxxii [miscellaneous notices]; iv, iv, 520pp, lxxiv, [i]; ii, iii, 570pp, lii; ii, iv, 614pp, lxv [ii], iii, iii, 482pp, lxxii; iv, iv, [i], folding table of Tanjore land revenues, 568pp, xl; iv, iv, 524pp, lxii; iv, iv, 2 folding plates in an article on Hinduism, 558pp, 2pp, xliv. Contemeporary full calf gilt with raised bands with elaborate gilt decoration, front board of vol 1 and rear board of vol 2 mainly detached, top spine compartment of vols 1 & 2 detached but in case of 1 is retained loose, minor rubbing but bindings generally very good for the age, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers, all but vols 9 & 11 bear the signature of Sir James Outram, vol 5 in pencil the others in sepia ink. A remarkable survival of an early Indian journal. The volumes may have travelled to England with Outram on his brief return in 1852. The binding appears to be English and the almost perfect condition of the text blocks suggest that they returned to England soon after publication. In every volume except IX Outram has identified in pencil on a preliminary sheet the pages that especially interest him and there is occasional marginal lining and notes in his hand in pencil: in our opinion this personal attention to the books enhances their interest and value to the scholar and biographer. Outram had an extremely active and adventurous early career, being given significant command and picked out for special missions in his twenties [he was born in 1803 and was an ensign in the 4th NI by 1819. His early successes - though somrtimes achieved with a brutality of which the authorities disapproved - brought him to the notice of the great military men of the period: in 1842 Sir Charles Napier spoke of him at a dinner in Sakhar [Sind] as '"the Bayard of India, sans peut et sans reproche' (DNB). Many fo the books and papers considered in the Calcutta Review were written by men and about men of whom Outram would have had first hand knowledge and often acquaintance. The Calcutta Review was first published by Sir William Kaye who edited it from 1844 until 1845. It's intention was to provide scholars with far greater length for articles than was available in dialy or weekly newspapers. The majority of the articles take the form of long reviews and summaries of groups of related works - Irregular Cavlry, Sir W H Macnaghten, Seekhs and their country, the Ameers of Sindh, Recent history of the Punjab, the Administration of Lord Elenborough, the Sikh Invasions of British India 1845-46, the Sindh Controversy - Napier and Outram [Vol VI pp569-614], The Lahore Blue Book [51pp on the administration during the minority of Maharaja Duhlip Singh], Military Life and Adventure in the East, Hyderabad -the Nizam's Contingent [Vol Xi pp 141-220]. Many of these deal with political and military issues and campaigns for this is the period of great unrest after the first Afghan War when the Sikhs and the Amirs of Sind especilally posed difficultires for the Company in the north west. There are other subjext suxh as beahminism, Mahommedan questions, railways, the poetry of warfare, etc which are covered. This is an extemely scarce group of volumes. Journals which were only printed in India seldom survive in good runs and copies of this Revierw in the few Indian libraries that hold them are often in lamentable condition thanks to the ravages of the climate. The editor and probably largest contributor Sir William Kaye[1814-1876] was onre of the foremost and most prolific military historians of the 19th century. Following a military career in india he succeeded John Stuart Mill as Secretary of the Political and Secret Department of the Idia Office and was created KCSI: his best known works include his History of the War in Afghanistan [1851], a History of the Sepoy War, Lives of the Indian Officers, and Th. Bookseller Inventory # 007616

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An Illuminated Manuscript Grant of Arms and Change of Surname from Perfect to Hayward Southby Dated 1824 with Arms, Seals and Original Case.

George Nayler, Garter King of Arms & Ralph Bigland, Clarenceux King of Arms

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Item Description: College of Arms, London, 1822. 18 x 19ins. A good example from the reign of King George IV of a grant of arms written on vellum with the painted arms of the recipient, Thomas Perfect of Carwell in Berkshire. He is here granted [by the King in approval of the wishes of Lord Henry Thomas Howard Molyneux Howard, brother of ther Duke of Norfolk] the right to bear the surnames of his decesed wife [heir to Sir Thomas Hayward] and Southby for his wife's grandmother's name. The document retains the seals of the two Kings of Arms in red wax contained in gilt brass lappet boxes and the whole is contained in the original red leather covered box with the royal cypher of GR struck three times to the lid beneath a crown and once to the front edge with the crown to wither side, the leather sinewhat worn and the colour faded but in very good condition for its age. An original copy of The London Gazette for 16 Novermber 1822 noting this grant is loosely inserted in the box. Thomas Hayward Southby FSA is still recorded as living at Carswell House, Fartingdon in 1885. 18 x 19ins. Bookseller Inventory # 007608

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Item Description: John Baines, Leeds, 1831. 1st Edition. 46 x 49ins [117 x 124cm] Unfolded. A large scale folding map, coloured, dissected, linen mounted, on a scale of approximately 2.75ins to 1 mile, unfolded size 46 x 49 ins. The map is in excellent clean condition, the edges bound with green tape, the endpapers of marbled paper. The 32 sections fold down to a size of 9.5 x 6.5 ins.There is no slipcase. an especially handsome and attractive map of this area of West Yorkshire. extending from Harewood, Leathl;ey and Otleyt in the north to Dewsbury and Wakefield in the south and from Bradford, Wyke and Cleckheaton in the west to Bramham, Aberford and Castleford in the east. The lower left corner has an engraving of Kirkstall Abbey balancing the title at the top right. Engraved at the very beginning of the railway age the map shows the first impressions on the landscape as the proposed line of the Bradord and Leeds Railway and the 'Parliamentary Line of the Leeds and Selby Railway': otherwise this is the still largely rural landscape of the late industrial revolution. One of the most intersesting features of the map is its showing the names of owners of the major estates. Rev Richr Ridley, Revd A Fawkes, Jas Dinwiddie, Earl of Harewood, John Wormald, Revd J A Rhodes, Thos Benyon, Sir John Beckett, Mers Nicholson John Shadwell, G L Fox, R O Gascoigne, Marchioness of Hertford, G Wright, Benjamin Gott, Col J P Tempest, John Hustler, Sir John Lowther, J Brandling, John Blaydes, Earl of Mexborough , J B D Bland, Francis Maude, Arthur Heywood, Sir Edward Dodsworth, Henry Leah, Henry Dawson. Bookseller Inventory # 007294

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EAST INDIA (DELHI). First Report of the Delhi Town Planning Committee on the Choice of Site for the New Imperial Capital. With Two Maps. Cd 6885. With the Second Report and the Third and Final Report.

Lutyens, Edwin, Swinton, G S C, & Brodie, John

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Item Description: HMSO (London), London, 1913. Folio. 2 large folding coloured maps [Delhi & Vicinity I. (Physical Features) and II.(Coloured to show land acquisition proposals) ] each by the Survey of India and on a scale of 1 inch to 1 mile and 34" x 23" extended, 9pp. This report, dated 13th June 1912 at Holcombe, Simla, is made by G S C Swinton, Edwin Lutyens and John A Brodie. In their planning they are conscious of the numerous cities that have gone before: "The site is not man worn. The monuments and remains of older Delhis, while they add to the attractions of the view from the site, lie in the lower land outside or to the east side of the site itself, Thus a free hand is gained in developing the site and the ground is not coevered with monuments and tombs needing reerent treatment." Together with: SECOND REPORT OF THE DELHI TOWN PLANNING COMMITTEE REGARDING THE NORTH SITE. WITH MEDICAL REPORT AND TWO MAPS. Cd 6888. HMSO 1913 folio. 2 large folding coloured maps on a scale of 2 miles to 1 mile showing suitability for building, etc., 9pp report by committee as above but dated 11th March 1913 at the Experts' Camp, Delhi, 4pp appendix (Notes on Sir Bradford Leslie's scheme), 3pp (Medical healthiness report). Together with: FINAL REPORT OF THE DELHI TOWN PLANNING COMMITTEE REGARDING THE SELECTED SITE, WITH PLAN AND TWO MAPS. Cd 6889. HMSO 1913 folio. Folding plan of cross sections of roads and avenues, 2 very large coloured folding maps showing layout of roads and avenues superimposed on Survey of India maps on a scale of 4 inches to 1 mile, 15pp dated 20th March 1913 from Experts' Camp Delhi. The three command papers are disbound as a single text block from a larger volume of unrelated Parliamentary Reports and are now in blue card covers, the reports are all clean and the maps and plans neatly folded, a little light soiling to margins of pages which overhang the folded maps. A scarce group of papers which, although published in London, were printed in Simla [a highly unusual practice that may account to some degree for the scarcity). The speed with which the small committee worked is notable. The great plan for an imperial city at Delhi, whither the capital was moved from Calcutta in 1911, never came to fruition apart form the building of the great buildings for the Viceroy and government (now the President of India's Official Residence, Rastrapati Bhavan], but these scarce papers, with their handsome mapping (the first two maps have outer covers with a bold title beneath the Royal coat of arms), provide a graphic picture of the grand imperial vision. A photo image is available by e-mail attachment on request. Folio. Bookseller Inventory # 006407

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Item Description: Artaria & Comp, Vienna Vienne Wien, 1818. Charles Stein, Engraver (illustrator). 1st Edition. 173 x 140cm Unfolded. A very large, detailed, and impressive engraved map, linen mounted, dissected, coloured in outline, extending when unfolded to a single sheet 173 x 140cm composed of 60 sections, edged with green cotton and fitting into its contemporary marbled paper covered chemise and then into a contemporary card case covered with marbled paper and with a red leather gilt spine achieving the appearance of a book when on the bookself. The case measures 24 x 18cm. The map and linen are in unusually clean condition; the case shows some minor wear, very acceptable for its age. The notices and details at the foot of the map are given in both French and German and most towns are named in the local language [although with some inconsistencies]. The map, on a scale of approximately English 25 miles to 1 inch [15 German miles to 1 degree], inlcudes the whole of the British Isles and extends northwards as far as to include the Shetland Isles, the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Finland and Lake Ladoga. To the South it includes the whole of Congtinental Europe, showing parts of western North Africa, the whole of Greece with Crete, most of Cyprus. To the east it extends a little way beyond Moscow and includes part of the Sea of Azoff and most of Asia Minor. Following the Napoleonic Wars and the re-drawing of boundaries at the Congress of Vienna there was a great demand for up to date maps and the Viennese cartographers were not slow to respond. Bookseller Inventory # 007279

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Item Description: London, 1780. Hard Cover. Fifth Edition. 8vo. The first two tracts are: "Equitable Representation necessary to the Establishment of Law, Peace, and Good Government: shewn in someExtracts from Mr Prynne's Brevia Parliamentaria Rediviva.with some occasinal remarks thereup.written in March 1777 .London: First printed in the Year 1780" and "(Second Part.) Annual Parliaments, the ancient and most salutary Right of the Commons of Great Britain. Being an Extract from Sharp's Declarartion of the People's natural Right to a Share in the Legislature.London: Re-printed in the Year 1780". The whole book is consecutively paginated: the general title page is lacking and the pagination for these two tracts is B2,iv, [v-vii], pp8-60. The second part is followed by " A Defence Ancient, Legal, and Constitutional;Right of the People, to elect representatives for every Session of Parliament; viz. ot only 'every Year once.' but also 'More often in Need be;'.in a Letter to a Member of the Surrey Committee. By Granville Sharp. Fifth Edition. London Printed by Galabin and Baker, Number 1, Ingram Court, Fenchurch Street, M.DCC.LXXX." pp61-78. Followed by: "A Circular Letter to the several Petitioning Counties, Cities, and Towns.By Granville Sharp. Fifth Edition." pp78-95. Bound in contemporary ofr very slightly later boards covered in red paper with gilt decoration, the spine in six compartments with a black title label gilt entitled POLITICAL REFORMATI [the additional lettters ON have never been included as the border would not permit them], the binding is perfectly sound and has light wear at the extremities as might be expected for its age, a few small ink blots on boards but generally a good looking copy from an old country house library. It is not clear whether the general title page for the first two tracts has been removed (if so, neatly) or was never included: the book retains two free blank pages at front and rear, the contents are very clean although there are some marginal notes of an informed nature in a contemporary hand in ight lead pencil. This copy is boldly signed in ink on the front pastedown "Frances Sharp". An extremely unusual combination of tracts and an exciting association copy which once belonged to the reformer and anti slavery campaigner's sister FRANCES SHARP (1718-1799). Photo by e-mail on request. Bookseller Inventory # 006456

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Their Excellencies Sir George & Lady Beatrix Stanley's Visit to Parlakimedi Jan,1934. A Photograph Album By G K Vale & Co of Bangalore & Madras

Vale, G K & Co - Photographers

Published by G K Vale & Co, Bangalore Madras (1934)

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Item Description: G K Vale & Co, Bangalore Madras, 1934. Hard Bound. G K Vale (illustrator). 1st Edition. 13.5 x 10 Inches Overall. A lanscape format album containing 47 images [each approximately 8x6ins and variously landscape and portrait in presentation] each pasted to a the facing page only and mainly retaining tissue guards. Origtinal black cloth covered boards with the title and photographer's credit gilt blocked to the upper board, the black paper pages held by cords, wear at the extremities of the binding but the contents clean with only very minor damage ot one or two images. The visiting card of RAJAH OF PARLAKIMEDI with supersciption in ink "with my best compliemts " loosely inserted. The photographs show : general and detail views of the Palace , the Rajah waiting for and then greeting Sir George (as Governor of Madras), views of the town 'en fete', visits by Lady Stanley, a river trip hunting wildfowl with a grand shooting luncheon (20), the Governor's motor car, etc. Parlakimedi was a small state in the Ganjam district of Madras. At this time the Hon Sir George Stanley was Governor of Madras but a few months later he was acting Governor General of India (May-November 1934) while Lord Willingdon was on leave, after which he was made GCSI. He was a son of the 16th Earl of Derby and had been a regular soldier (RHA) and MP and minister before assuming his governorship of Madras; his wife, Lady Beatrix was daughter of the 3rd Marquess of Headfort. The images of the hunting party are attractive and include several ladies taking an active part. Although the Rajah would have been greatly honoured by this visit it is unlikely that very many copies of this album were made and that far fewer survive. Bookseller Inventory # 007089

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British Government in India. The Story of the Viceroys and Government Houses. 2 Volumes. De-luxe Large Paper Limited Edition.

Curzon of Kedleston, The Marquis

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Item Description: Cassell & Co, London, 1925. Hard Cover. 1st Edition. Large Quarto [322 x 280mm]. 2 VOLUMES. Large paper limited de luxe edition, No 37 of 500, in publisher's half leather. Vol 1: photo litho frontispiece portrait with guard, 2 folding plans, 50 plates of illustrations, xix.259pp; Vol II: photo litho portrait frontispiece, 35 other plates of illustration, x.268pp. All illustrations complete as called for. Original publisher's half blue leather gilt with blue cloth boards gilt blocked with the title and the royal arms, some shelf wear and minor rubbing to extremities but a very sound and attractive set of the scarce de-luxe edition, top edges gilt, remaining edges untrimmed, internally clean, one pencil note in a margin, old ownership signature to each front free endpaper " Ian H Macdonald, Edinburgh 1948", no other ownership marks. An excellent set of Curzon's last book. He died before finishing the proof reading and indexing of the second half of volume II but in his usual meticulous way had left instructions for Sir William Foster to carry the work to print. A very heavy set (4.7 kg) which will require extra postage if being sent overseas. Large Quarto [322 x 280mm]. Bookseller Inventory # 006996

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The Legal Means of Political Representation, Proposed in Wo Small Tracts.bound with Two Other Tracts By Sharp. SIGNED BY FRANCES SHARP, the Author's Sister.

Sharp, Granville

Published by Printed (for the author) By Galabin and Baker, Fenchurch Street, London (1780)

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Item Description: Printed (for the author) By Galabin and Baker, Fenchurch Street, London, 1780. Hard Cover. All 1780 Editions. 8vo. The first two tracts are: "Equitable Representation necessary to the Establishment of Law, Peace, and Good Government: shewn in someExtracts from Mr Prynne's Brevia Parliamentaria Rediviva.with some occasinal remarks thereup.written in March 1777 .London: First printed in the Year 1780" and "(Second Part.) Annual Parliaments, the ancient and most salutary Right of the Commons of Great Britain. Being an Extract from Sharp's Declarartion of the People's natural Right to a Share in the Legislature.London: Re-printed in the Year 1780". The whole book is consecutively paginated: the general title page is lacking and the pagination for these two tracts is B2,iv, [v-vii], pp8-60. The second part is followed by " A Defence Ancient, Legal, and Constitutional;Right of the People, to elect representatives for every Session of Parliament; viz. ot only 'every Year once.' but also 'More often in Need be;'.in a Letter to a Member of the Surrey Committee. By Granville Sharp. Fifth Edition. London Printed by Galabin and Baker, Number 1, Ingram Court, Fenchurch Street, M.DCC.LXXX." pp61-78. Followed by: "A Circular Letter to the several Petitioning Counties, Cities, and Towns.By Granville Sharp. Fifth Edition." pp78-95. Bound in contemporary ofr very slightly later boards covered in red paper with gilt decoration, the spine in six compartments with a black title label gilt entitled POLITICAL REFORMATI [the additional lettters ON have never been included as the border would not permit them], the binding is perfectly sound and has light wear at the extremities as might be expected for its age, a few small ink blots on boards but generally a good looking copy from an old country house library. It is not clear whether the general title page for the first two tracts has been removed (if so, neatly) or was never included: the book retains two free blank pages at front and rear, the contents are very clean although there are some marginal notes of an informed nature in a contemporary hand in ight lead pencil. This copy is boldly signed in ink on the front pastedown "Frances Sharp". An extremely unusual combination of tracts and an exciting association copy which once belonged to the reformer and anti slavery campaigner's sister FRANCES SHARP (1718-1799). Photo by e-mail on request. Bookseller Inventory # 006454

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ASIATICK RESEARCHES: OR, TRANSACTIONS OF THE SOCIETY; INSTITUTED IN BENGAL, FOR ENQUIRING INTO THE HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES, THE ARTS, SCIENCES, AND LITERATURE, OF ASIA.VOLUME THE SEVENTH.

Asiatic Society of Bengal

Published by Printed at the Hircarrah Press By Thomas Hollingbery, Calcutta, Calcutta (1801)

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Item Description: Printed at the Hircarrah Press By Thomas Hollingbery, Calcutta, Calcutta, 1801. Hard Cover. 1st Edition. 4to. Folding map of the Ganges on one very large and two small plates, 20 other plates (as called for in the Binder's instructions but lacking the "N.E. View of the Rocks at Colgong called for) 15 plates, vi.521pp including the list of members and contents list, [1] errata. 19th Century half black leather gilt with remains of red leather title label gilt, the boards (with binder's stamp of H Sizer, Binder, Frith St, Soho) now detached, text block with spine still very tight and sound, some foxing, a little marginal insect damage to a very few pages. Generally a much better than average copy of one of the very scarce Calcutta printings of the Society's journal. Contents include: On the Course of the Ganges through Bengal ( Henry Colebrooke, with fine partly coloured map on thick folded paper), On Ceylon and the Doctrines of Boodha (Capt Mahony), Narrative of a route form Chunarghur to Yert-Nagoodum (Capt J T Blunt), a new species of Delphinus (Dr Roxburgh, 1 plate), the inscription on the Pillar at Dehlee (H Colebrooke, several plates), Account of the Kookies (John Macrae), A method for extending a Geographical Suervey (Major Lambton), the Religion and People of Ceylon (Mr Joinville), the Burmha Game of Chess compared with the indian, Chinese, Persian games (late Hiram Cox). Photo by e-mail, on request. Bookseller Inventory # 005822

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A Defence of the Ancient, Legal, and Constitutional Right of the People , to Elect Representatives for Every Session of Parliament.bound with Three Other Tracts By Sharp.

Sharp, Granville

Published by Printed By Galabin and Baker, Fenchurch Street, London (1780)

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Item Description: Printed By Galabin and Baker, Fenchurch Street, London, 1780. Hard Cover. Fifth Edition. 8vo. The first two tracts are: "Equitable Representation necessary to the Establishment of Law, Peace, and Good Government: shewn in someExtracts from Mr Prynne's Brevia Parliamentaria Rediviva.with some occasinal remarks thereup.written in March 1777 .London: First printed in the Year 1780" and "(Second Part.) Annual Parliaments, the ancient and most salutary Right of the Commons of Great Britain. Being an Extract from Sharp's Declarartion of the People's natural Right to a Share in the Legislature.London: Re-printed in the Year 1780". The whole book is consecutively paginated: the general title page is lacking and the pagination for these two tracts is B2,iv, [v-vii], pp8-60. The second part is followed by " A Defence Ancient, Legal, and Constitutional;Right of the People, to elect representatives for every Session of Parliament; viz. ot only 'every Year once.' but also 'More often in Need be;'.in a Letter to a Member of the Surrey Committee. By Granville Sharp. Fifth Edition. London Printed by Galabin and Baker, Number 1, Ingram Court, Fenchurch Street, M.DCC.LXXX." pp61-78. Followed by: "A Circular Letter to the several Petitioning Counties, Cities, and Towns.By Granville Sharp. Fifth Edition." pp78-95. Bound in contemporary ofr very slightly later boards covered in red paper with gilt decoration, the spine in six compartments with a black title label gilt entitled POLITICAL REFORMATI [the additional lettters ON have never been included as the border would not permit them], the binding is perfectly sound and has light wear at the extremities as might be expected for its age, a few small ink blots on boards but generally a good looking copy from an old country house library. It is not clear whether the general title page for the first two tracts has been removed (if so, neatly) or was never included: the book retains two free blank pages at front and rear, the contents are very clean although there are some marginal notes of an informed nature in a contemporary hand in ight lead pencil. This copy is boldly signed in ink on the front pastedown "Frances Sharp". An extremely unusual combination of tracts and an exciting association copy which once belonged to the reformer and anti slavery campaigner's sister FRANCES SHARP (1718-1799). Photo by e-mail on request. Bookseller Inventory # 006455

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ASIATICK RESEARCHES: OR, TRANSACTIONS OF THE SOCIETY; INSTITUTED IN BENGAL, FOR ENQUIRING INTO THE HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES, THE ARTS, SCIENCES, AND LITERATURE, OF ASIA.VOLUME THE SIXTH.

Asiatic Society of Bengal

Published by Printed at the Honourable Company's Press By Thomas Watley, Calcutta (1799)

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Item Description: Printed at the Honourable Company's Press By Thomas Watley, Calcutta, 1799. Hard Cover. 1st Edition. 4to. 15 plates (correct as Binder's Instructions), title page, contents page, page of Directions to Binder, 2pp Errata, iii-vi Desiderata, 600pp including the list of members (conforming to Shaw p 198 but with Errata etc bound at front rather than back. 19th Century half black leather gilt with red leather title label gilt, the boards now detached (bunder's stamp H Sizer, Binder, Frith St, Soho), text block with spine (minor loss to label) still very tight and sound, title page and last page grubby, repair to lower quarter of contents page with loss of a few words, insect damage to four pages (577-584) but mainly in lower margin. Generally a much better than average copy of one of the very scarce Calcutta printings of the Society's journal. Contents include: Narrative of a Journey from Agra to Oujein (Wm Hunter), Inhabitants of the Poggy Islands off Sumatra (John Crisp, with a plate), Petroleum Wells in the Burmha Country (Francis Buchanan), Religion & Literature of the Burmas (Francis Buchanan, wiht 2 plates), Journey to Srinagaur (Capt Thos Hardwicke), Caves & Excavations at Ellora (with 10 fine plates), Antiquities of West and South Coasts of Ceylon (Capt Colin McKenzie, 2 plates), On Mount Caucasus (Capt Francis Wilford). Calcutta printings of the early volumes of the society's journal such as this are extremely hard to find. The Asiatick Researches were originally produced to satisfy the demands of the members (numbering well under 200 at this stage). A London imprint was quickly made in quarto size but that too is now difficult to find and only the reduced size octavo London printings are reasonably readily available. The two volumes we have at present on offer are in excellent internal condition because they came from a family who returned them from India early in the 19th century before the books had too long to be subjected to the ravages of weather and beetles on the sub continent. Photos by e-mail, on request. Bookseller Inventory # 005821

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Item Description: Depot General De La Guerre, Vienna Vienne Wien, 1808. Engraved By Blondeau & Chamouin (illustrator). 203 x 170cm Unfolded Overall. A very large, uncoloured folding map, comprising six sheets, dissected into a total of 120 sections, mounted on linen. The total unfolded size is 203 x 170cm. When folded the six sheets fit into a marbled paper covered chemise and a contemporary outer slip case covered in marbled paper with a leather gilt spine giving it the appearance of a book when on the library shelf. The case bears the tile and the impressed mark of the Vienna retailer D'Artaria. The map is in excellent clean condition and the case has only minor wear with some fading to the gilt lettering. The map, on a scale of 15 German miles to a degree, extends from the eastern shores oif Lake Constance [Bodensee] to Reichenhall and Berchtesgaden in the east and from Isny and Kempten in the north to Lake Garda in the south. The areas surrounding the Tyrol [parts of Bavaria, Carinthia, Italy, Switzerland, etc] have details of rivers and towns but, unlike the main area of the map, do not show contours. A map from the era of the Napoleonic Wars. Bookseller Inventory # 007281

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A List of the Officers of the Militia; of the United Kingdom. 20th August 1804. With an index . The Tenth Edition

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Item Description: War Office, London, 1804. Hard Bound. Tenth Annual Edition. 8vo. iv.195pp. Contemporary full straight grain crimson morocco gilt with black title label gilt [ MILITIA LIST 1804], all edges gilt, no ownership marks, generally a good and handsome copy, light rubbing and wear at extremities, some staining and damage to rear board, mainly along top edge [shown on a photograph to be added], hinges very sound and the the text block tight and little used. A very scarce copy of the tenth annual edition of the work. The county regiments of militia are presented in alphabetical order and include Irish units not included in the previous year (Armagh, Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork North, Cork South, Cork City, Donegal, R North Downshire, R South Downshire, Dublin City, Fermanagh, GalwayKerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, King's County, Leitrim, Limerick County, Limerick City, Londonderry, Longford, Louth, Mayo North, Mayo South, Meath, Monaghan, Queen's County, Roscommon, Sligo, Tipperary, Tyrone, Waterford, West Meath, Wexford, Wicklow]. In most cases the regimental agents are given. This type of red binding was popular in the late 18th century and used in aristocratic military circles as well as the libraries of George III and some of the Royal Dukes. Bookseller Inventory # 007237

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A List of the Officers of the Militia; the Gentlemen and Yeomanry Cavalry and Volunteer Infantry; with an Index. The Ninth Edition. 15th July 1803

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Item Description: War Office, London, 1803. Hard Bound. Ninth Annual Edition. 8vo. 203pp, Contemporary full straight grain crimson morocco gilt with black title label gilt [MILITIA, YEOMANR &C, 1803, original boldly marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, no ownership marks, generally an excellent and handsome copy, very minor wear at extremities, a little rubbing at head and tail of spine, hinges very sound and the the text block tight and little used. A very scarce copy of the ninth annual edition of the work. although the pagination is continuous there are additional title pages for the Corps and Troops of Gentlemen and Yeomanry Cavalry and of Corps and Companies of Volunteer Infantry. The proliferation of loyal volunteers and associations of gentlemen formed in response to the fears of invasion from France result in numerous small units, now mainly long forgotten. There are three regiments of Royal East India Volunteers and units as diverse as Pendennis Artillery and St George Hanover Square [Colonel the Earl of Chesterfield and Lt Col Lord John Thynne], In most cases of the Militia the regimental agents are given. Bookseller Inventory # 007238

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Item Description: Iacobum De Rubeis Ad Templum S. Mariae De Pace, Rome, 1685. Hard Bound. Folio. Folio (page size 33cm x 33cm, 13 ins x 8.5ins). Frontispiece engraved by Blondeau after Hyacinthus Calandruccius, [8], title page to Part I, 41 plates, 20pp text, title page to Part II, 29 plates, 16pp text, title page to Part III, 22 plates, 15pp text, 1p Errata & Corrigenda. The 92 plates each engraved on facing side of page only. Contemporary half calf with black title label gilt, marbled paper covered boards and matching endpapers, rubbed and worn at extremities, front board largely detached but holding on cords, label defective, internally clean, no ownership markings, an excellent copy. The majority of the handsomely engraved plates are effectively portraits (from gemstones, marble busts, etc) and include Alexander, Homer, Plato, Pythagorus, Zeno, Anacreon, Aristophanes, Homer, Sappho, Sophocles, Virgil, Caesar, Cato, Cicero, Bookseller Inventory # 006615

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REPORTS ON THE STATE OF THE EAST INDIA COMPANY 1772-3. Comprising NIne Reports from the Committee of Secrecy. .

Published by House of Commons, London (1804)

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Item Description: House of Commons, London, 1804. Hard Bound. Large Folio. xix.763pp, 12pp detailed index. Large (27mm x 42mm) folio volume contaiing the full Nine Reports from "The Committee of Secrecy appointed to enquire into The State of the East India Company" with Appendices. Later stout sand coloured library with red and black title labels gilt, the front board has a stain (caused by some liquid) at the top upper corner but this has not penetrated to the contents at all and th binding remains very sound, the contents are very clean and unmarked apart from a small manuscript numeral at the top of the contents page, this volume was disposed of by the British Home Office Library although it bears no library markings at all. This is Volume IV "EAST INDIES - 1772-1773" in the series of "REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS. Re-Printed by Order of the House, 1804" which comprised 15 large folios: only 1500 copies were printed. Parliament was recalled in 1772 after the East India Company asked for a loan of a million pounds and the resulting committee of 13 which inquired into its affairs came up with a damning report which probes interestingly into all aspects of affairs in India - administration, debt and revenue, territorial management, army reform, justice, the salt trade, the China trade, shipping, etc. An invaluable primary source for research into Indian affairs in the 18th century and the age of Clive. This volume weighs approximately 4.5kilos or 10lbs. Digital photo images available by e-mail attachment on request. Bookseller Inventory # 004933

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Item Description: Artaria et Compag., Vienna Vienne Wien, Manheim, Milan, 1818. 142 x 98cm Unfolded. A large engraved folding map, dissected, linen mounted and coloured in outline, comprising four sheets, each of 18 sections and overall measuring 142 x 98cm. The map, which is very clean, folds down to dimensions of 17 x 12cm and fits into a contemporary chemise covered in marbled paper which in turns fits into a marbled paper covered slip case with a black leather gilt spine titled to give the impression of a book when on the library shelf. The case has considerable parts of the card lacking but the spine is intact and repair would not be difficult. The defect will be shown in one of the photographs on the website. A very good post map from the period at the end of the Napoleonic Wars. The map extends from London, Orleans and Montpellier in the west to Odessa and Constantinople in the east and from Baltic coast in the north to Naples and Salonika in the south. At either side of the map are shown post routes - Paris to Madrid, Milan to Madrid, Kowno to Petersbourg, and Wilna to Moskou. The outline hand colouring is much more sophisticated than usual and an index shows the forty six states identified, Following the Napoleonic Wars and the re-drawing of boundaries at the Congress of Vienna there was a great demand for up to date maps and the Viennese cartographers were not slow to respond. Bookseller Inventory # 007282

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