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Wellesley, Richard Colley, Marquis Wellesley, Governor General of India

Published by Govt of India, Fort William Calcutta (1803)

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Item Description: Govt of India, Fort William Calcutta, 1803. Hard Backed. 1st Edition. NOTES RELATIVE TO THE TRANSACTIONS IN THE MARHATTA. Fort William, December 15, 1803. [Title page has only this information with no other printing details in the book. This is sometimes the case with printings which are not intended for general distribution or sale and often indicates a printing directly ordered by the Governor General] Folio [8 x 12ins]. 102pp, bound with "Appendix to the Notes relative to the Late Transactions." 6 hand coloured maps and plans [General Order of Battle at Camp of General Lake at Secundra. August 26th 1803; Battle of Assye fought September 23rd 1803; Sketch.Army under Lord Lake.Allyghur, August 29th 1803; Rough Representation of the Entrance of the Troops.Allyghur; Plan of the Battle of Delhi, 11th September 1803; Plan of the Battle of Lasswary 1st Novembe 1803], Appendix A "Note relative to the History and Constitution of Marhatta Empire, and to the Principal Chieftains composing the Marhatta Confederacy" 28pp, Appendix B single page with tabular representation of strength of Scindiah's forces under command of Monsieur Perroon, Appendix C Treaty of Bassein 12pp, Appendix D Calcutta Gazette Extraordinary [Despatches, casualty lists, returns, etc 126pp, Appendix E single page table of ordnance taken 8th August to 1st November 1803. Errata in the notes 1p. Contemporary crimson straight grain morocco gilt, spine with gilt decoration in panels and titled directly "Notes of the War in India 1803", both boards decorated with a distinctive fish design thought to have been used by the binder to the Moghul Court, original marbled endpapers. A blank after the front free endpaper has the inscription: "To The Right Honourable Lord Viscount Castlereagh President of the Board of Commissioners for the Affairs of India. Wellesley". This is highly important preliminary copy of this title which was sent to London by the Governor General before the still rare but fuller and more general Calcutta printing was made in 1804. It was later produced with some differences as a parliamentary paper. The plans apart from Delhi and Secundra are all shown as being engraved by F Dormieux, Calcutta and all but Delhi are additionally signed in sepia ink J Retso, H.M. 76th Reg fecit. The first plan of Lake's forces at Secundra is only printed in outline and all the troop details are entered in manuscript in sepia ink in Retso's hand. [Capt Retso appears in the Army Lists of the time as Ritso]. The lengthy Appendix D includes despatches sent from the war to the Governor General by commanders such as Maj-Gen Arthur Wellesley [Marquis Wellesley's younger brother and later Duke of Wellington], Gen Gerard Lake [commander in chief], Lt Col John Horsford [commanding Artillery in the field], Lt Col G A F Lake [Military Secretary], as well as despatches, returns and casualty lists from more junior staff officers to the generals. The use of the stylised fish motive in the decorative rolls around the edges of this binding suggest that it was produced by one of the binders who worked for the Mogul court. The fish, sometimes in a stylised form, was used on Mogul banners and appears in the arms of Muslim states such as Bhopal. There is a little staining to the rear board but the binding is in remarkably good order considering its age. Of course it would have spent hardly any time in the harsh Indian climate before it was sent to London. A most remarkable and desirable work. Size: Small Folio [18 x 12ins, 20 x 31cm]. Bookseller Inventory # 008157

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Phillimore, Colonel R H

Published by Survey of India, Dehra Dun (1945)

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Item Description: Survey of India, Dehra Dun, 1945. Original Cloth Hard Bound. 1st Edition. 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, Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 007161

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Item Description: C W Cary, Photographer, London, 1897. A very large and stylish group portrait. The bromide print measures 17 x 23ins [435 x 590mm] and is mounted on photographer's grey card and then on a very stout grey board. It has a contemporary plain oak frame with gilt slip but we have removed it for photography and glass cleaning at the moment. The first mount has the sitters identified and is signed in pencil lower right C W Cary. Some ten portraits by this photographer, mainly of the 1890s, are in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery but none of them is larger than 8 x 9ins. We have done some basic research on the sitters which enables us to date the image definitely to between 1888 and 1898 and at the moment our leaning is towards the late 1890s. The team members are identified on the mount from left to right as T Miller, W G Renton, Ava, and B Portal, three of whom were serving officers with the 17th Lancers from about 1884. Archibald James Leofric Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, Earl of Ava was born on 28 July 1863, the first son of FrederickHamilton-Temple-Blackwood, Earl of Dufferin and Hariot Georgina Rowan-Hamilton. He had acted as Aide de camp to his father when Lrd Dufferin was Viceroy of India from 1884-88 when he was known by the courtesy title of Lord Clandeboye. On the conclusion of the Viceroyalty the Earl was advanced in the peerage to Marquess of Duffering and Ava reflecting his successful handling of the Third Burma War and defeat of King Thebaw of Ava. At that point in 1888 his son's courtesy title became Earl of Ava. He was gazetted Lt in the 17th Lancers 27 Jan 1886, having previously served in the Bechuanaland Campaign under Sir Charles Warren in 1884-85 with the Mounted Rifles. Ava went out to South Africa in 1899 where he was wounded at the siege of Ladysmith at Wagon Hill during a sortie from the town on 6th January 1900 and died of his wounds on the 11th. The titles became extinct on the death of the 6th Marquess in 1988 with the exception of that of the Barony of Dufferin and Clandeboye which passed to a fourth cousin. Bertram Percy Portal [1866 - 1949, later Brigadier General Sir Bertram Portal, KCB, DSO], was a lieutenant in the 17th Lancers in 1885. He saw service in South Africa with the 17th 1900-02 [DSO, QSA 3 clasps, KSA, mentioned in despatches], later commanding a Cavalry Brigade on the Western Front 1916-17. His diaries covering these periods are now held by the National Arm Museum. Captain William Gordon Renton [born 1858, 17th Lancers [2nd Lieut 22nd March 1879, Lieut 1st May 1881, Captain 15 Jan 1888] . T Miller. So far we have no further information on this member of the team This is a particularly fine image. It can be delivered in Gloucestershire without extra charge. To other parts of the country there will be a charge and overseas orders could present additional problems if the glazed frame is required. Size: 17 x 23ins Image, 28 x 35ins in Frame. Bookseller Inventory # 007912

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Phillimore, Colonel R H

Published by Survey of India, Dehra Dun (1945)

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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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Hastings, Warren

Published by Govt of India, Fort William, Calcutta India (1781)

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Item Description: Govt of India, Fort William, Calcutta India, 1781. Hard Backed. Copy. Governor General's Narrative of the Transactions at Benares. 1781. Fort William, Calcutta, 1781/2, large folio. A large manuscript volume of true copies of Warren Hasting's account of the Insurrection at Benares and his dealing with the affairs of Raja Chait Singh at Chunargur and Benares. 688 numbered pages of manuscript letters, memoranda, numerous appendixes including orders to and reports from military commanders, casualty lists etc., written in at least two clear secretarial hands. Bound in contemporary marbled paper covers with manuscript title, now contained in a recent quarter leather solander box. The volume is accompanied by a separate covering letter written on the first side of a bifolium of Whatman paper addressed to Evan Nepean Esq dated East India House 21st August 1782 signed Henry Fletcher [Sir Henry Fletcher, Bart (1727-1807) Chairman of the East India Company] and Nath. Smith [Nathaniel Smith (1730-94) a Director of the Company and an MP from 1783], this explaining that the Copy of the Governor General's Narrative of the Transactions at Benares are being send for the information of Mr Secretary Townshend [Thomas Townshend, 1733-1800, later 1st Viscount Sydney, who was Secretary of State in Lord Shelburne's government. Evan Nepean was Permanent Under Secretary there]. Contributors other than Hastings himself included Elijah Impey, William Palmer [Military Secretary, Lt Col Thomas Blair, Maj Isaac Eaton, Lt J Polhill, Maj M Cranford 28th NI, Francis Balfour, Maj Wm Popham, H Pigott, Nath Middleton, Charles Graeme, Jacob Barnet, A Ahmuty, Maj J W Crabb, Capt Robet Maxwell, Col T Morgan, J Naylor, E Hay, Hyan Beg. Some of the affidavits are noted as "a true copy of" or "a true copy of the translation" and signed E Hay, Sub Secretary of the Hon Gov Gen's Council. The very last page has the initials of three people who had examined the text and is marked Ex'd. G.B., T.W., I.H. Above that it is marked "(signed) / Warren Hastings and then marked "True Copies" above the signature J P Auriol, Secy. In whose hand many of the copies appear to be written. There is also a loosely inserted folded manuscript map which appears to be contemporary and was probably sent to England with the volume. It measures 17 x 26 ins and has one vertical and one horizontal fold the latter toen without loss along most of its length. The map uses outline colour to show British Possessions, Dominion of Oude & Mahrattas. The name Cheet Sing appears prominently across southern Oude with Azoph Dowlah to the north. A printed version of these documents was published in Calcutta in 1782 but it is particularly appealing to handle one in manuscript form which would have left Calcutta at the very end of 1781 or early in 1782 where it would have been one of a tiny handful of copies to reach East India House. That it was important enough for the letter accompanying it to be signed by the Chairman and another member of the Court of Directors indicates the level of importance which was attahced to it. Size: Large Folio [10 x 15ins]. Bookseller Inventory # 008172

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Published by Madras Artillery, Madras (1831)

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Item Description: Madras Artillery, Madras, 1831. Hard Backed. [Madras Army] ARTILLERY ORDERS Numbered and Otherwise from 1816 to 1831. Published by the Lithographic press at the artillery Depôt by Authority of the Acting Commandant of Artillery [Madras]. Folio [13 x 8.25ins]. Printed title page, 12pp [General Index], 87pp printed orders, pp 87 - 361 further orders [from 1832] written in manuscript in various secretarial hands, [43 unnumbered pages of further orders in manuscript], [15pp Index partly printed and partly manuscript]. Re-cased in later 19th century half calf with marbled boards with parts of earlier spine laid down, red title label reads "Madras Artillery Records 1834-40", title page edge chipped, first and last few pages with some marginal worming but generally a very sound book. Despite the titles on the title page and the spine the book actually covers the period from 1816 to 1844. A printed order [no 622 of 1841 by Brigadier James Ketchen] in tipped. There are marginal notes and the occasional cross marked through an order. A very unusual, possibly unique, survival of a working copy of Army Orders for this regiment. It includes a massive amount of detailed information, sometimes giving some details of changes to uniform, management of the ordnance, lists of officers passing tests, &c, &c. Names of individual officers are quite often mentioned. Size: Folio [13 x 8.25ins]. Bookseller Inventory # 008168

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Jacob, Maj John & Others

Published by Printed By Nissen & Palmer and Smith Elder, London (1853)

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Item Description: Printed By Nissen & Palmer and Smith Elder, London, 1853. Hard Backed. RECORD BOOK OF THE SCINDE IRREGULAR HORSE. (printed for private and confidential Regimental use only). 1853 printed by Nissen & Palmer, 48 Mark Lane, London. 2 volumes folio [12.5 x 8ins]. Vol I: folded plan 2 page plan of the Battle of Meanee near Hyderabad with contemporary hand colouring [drawn by Capt Fitzgerald from a survey by Capt J Jacob, Bl Arty, published by Jas Wyld], 341pp; Vol II [published 1856 & printed by Smith Elder & Co, 66 Cornhill, London]: Folding Plan of the Town and Cantonment of Jacobabad, 1853 [published by Smith Elder], large [36 x 26ins] folding Sketch showing Localities of Tribes on the Frontier of Upper Sind [drawn by Capt Macauley, September 1854 from a Map by Major Jacob], 283pp. Bound in uncut sheep with the regimental battle honours blind stamped to each board, somewhat rubbed and marked with some damage to spines without loss, original marbled endpapers and all edges marbled. The rather dull binding is somewhat reminiscent of that used on army ledgers and has protected the contents extremely well. The two large plans in Vol II are printed on glazed linen. The Scinde Irregular Horse was formed in 1839 on the recommendation of the then political Agent there Colonel Henry Pottinger. It begal with three European Officers and six Indian and 450 Sowars. It is especially associated with Major [later Brigadier General] John Jacob, 1812-58, a Bombay Artillery officer who was appointed to command it by Outram in 1841. The regiment served with great distinction in the Sikh Wars and these volumes contain a wealth of information on its pre-Mutiny period activities. There are despatches from and to the regiment, nominal rolls for some battles which include the names of sowars as well as the more usual lists of officers, extracts from the Bombay Government Gazette, vote of thanks from the House of Lords, numerous memoranda and despatches from Major Jacob [listed as "Commanding the Frontier of Upper Scinde". Not an easy work to find in complete form, expecially because the two volumes were produced years apart. Size: Folio [12.5 x 8ins]. Bookseller Inventory # 008167

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Item Description: London, 1850. Sir James Weir Hogg, M.P. [1790 - 1876] Director and Chairman of the Honourable East India Company. A very well painted miniature on ivory, 95 x 120mm, in a contemporary gilt brass gazed two part frame with engine turned decoration [170 x 190mm overall]. The painting appears to be unsigned: a previous attribution was to Andrew Robertson. The contented and benign looking gentleman is shown half length, seated and holding a document which is headed "The Chairman & Directors of the East India Company". It is in very good condition. This type of gilt frame is sometimes found within a folding leather case. It came to us with other items connected with the Hogg family and the assumption is that it was painted at about the time when Hogg was rising to power in London within the Company. He was elected a Director in 1839, becoming Deputy Chairman in 1846 and Chairman in 1852. The following year he turned down the Governorship of Bombay. From 1839 he was M.P. for Beverley in East Yorkshire and in 1846 he was created 1st Baronet. His son, Lt Col James Macnaghten McGarel Weir of the Life Guards became the 1st Lord Magheramorne. Hogg was educated in Belfast and at Trinity Coll Dublin and spent some 20 years from 1814 at the Calcutta Bar where he was Registrar of the Supreme Court 1822-33. His family and that of his wife [Mary Swinton] made huge fortunes in India. Other members of the family went on to serve in India. An illustrious descendant was the late Quentin McGarel Hogg, 2nd Viscount Hailsham and flamboyantly eloquent Lord Chancellor. A very attractive portrait from the period just before the art of miniature painting began to fade in favour of the more immediate appeal of the photograph. Literature: DNB vol IX, Dictionary of Indian Biography. Size: 85 x 120mm [painting] 170 x 190mm [frame]. Bookseller Inventory # 008158

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Published by Unknown Maker, India (1925)

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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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Item Description: India, 1836. Captain Thomas Nicholl, 1st Troop, 1st Brigade, Bengal Horse Artillery. A miniature painting of the Company School, watercolour on card, 5 x 6ins, indistinctly signed By J. and dated 1836. The miniature is unevenly faded where the sunlight has reached the main portrait but not the edges which have been behind the gilt slip beneath the glass. The picture is still in the contemporary or slightly later deep gilt frame, overall size 9 x 11 ins and 2.5 ins in depth. The backing board has an old label identifying the sitter. The portrait shows the officer bust length wearing the mess jacket of the illustrious and highly regarded Bengal Horse Artillery, blue with red facings and gilt lace. Captain Thomas Nicholl was commissioned into the Bengal Horse Artillery in 1831 and was serving with the 1st Troop of the 1st Brigade during the First Afghan War when he was killed in action commanding the troop during the retreat from Kabul. To quote from a History of the The First Afghan War "An entire gun detachment of 1/1 Ben HA perished rather than lose their gun and the troop lost 30 of its weakened strength.Jagdallak was reached on the 11th [Jan 1841] and there Captain Nicholl, commanding the troops, was killed together with another 26 gunners. Before he was killed Nicholl, with a party of his gunners, had been acting as cavalry and had charged and routed a body of mounted Afghans. Very few left Jagdallak for Gandamak on the 13th, when Stewart and the gallant Sergeant Mulhall, the last gunners alive, were killed. The First of the First had ceased to exist." Size: 5 x 6ins Image, 9 x 11ins Frame. Bookseller Inventory # 008170

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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 ceremonial 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 contemporary official full red morocco gilt, the spine with an abbreviated title blocked 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 British 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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Sotheby, Frederick Edward, Rifle Brigade

Published by Manuscript Diary (1857)

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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: General Nott, Candahar, 1841. Maj Gen Sir William Nott: Secret communication to Maj Gen Sir George Pollock, commanding the Army of Retribution in the First Afghan War. An extremely scarce and unusual secret communication in the form of a letter written to his superior by Nott from Candahar on 6th May 1842 in miniature but very clear writing on a slip of paper measuring 6 x 1.5ins [37 x 154mm] and signed W Nott. The letter bemoans the fact that Nott has not received a response to the letter he wrote to Pollock on the 29th April and he includes a copy of the earlier letter on the reverse [also signed and marked at the top "Duplicate"] in case that letter had not reached Pollock in the extreme circumstances under which it was sent. Both letters show a commander at breaking point who feels he is receiving no support from the Scind government which, he feels, does not appreciate the potentially disastrous position in which his force finds itself. In the April letter Nott regrets that "I am not on my way to Ghuznee. My troops have had no pay since Decr. 1841. I am in want of almost everything. I have not carriage even for three Regiments and I have not a Rupee either to buy or hire Cattle for five months. I have been calling to Scind for aid, none whatever has been sent!" He notes that General England has failed to reach him with supplies and money and reports that instead of being able to meet up with Pollock at Ghuznee "my small force is paralized". Although he has high praise for his Sepoys who have "licked the Afghans in every affair even when five times their number" but he underlines the last clause in his sentence about Shah Shujah's cavalry. "I have the Shah's first Regiment but I have never been able to get them to charge". Nott's letter of May 1841 shows him in even greater despair: "The people of this country unfortunately have an idea that we are to retire whether we are successful or not and therefore they will part with nothing and as far as Cattle are concerned we are nearly helpless. God knows why such delay has occurred in sending me money and stores, this is dreadful. I shall move towards Cabool the moment I can get carriage. Genl England's retrograde movement has been a sad disappointment to me." The letter is in excellent condition and is preserved in an old folded sheet of slightly larger size with later Victorian inscription on it. It is most likely that the neat miniature writing in sepia ink is the work of a Staff Officer and Nott's signature is nortably larger and not quite so clear. Size: 1.5 x 6ins [37 x 154mm]. Bookseller Inventory # 008155

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Published by East India Company, London (1710)

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Item Description: East India Company, London, 1710. Hard Backed. Copies of some Orders of Courts of the Old East India Company relating to the Trustees of the said Company. A large folio [15 x 10in] book of manuscript copies of Orders and Petitions etc made during the reign Queen Anne a the time of the uniting of the Old East India Company and the New East India Company. 8pp [unnumbered] Index followed by 26 numbered pages of Order of the Courts, the last two pages being the Petition to the Queen's Most Excellent Majestie from the Governors of the Old East India Company. [At this point few pages appear to have been cut out a long time ago. The remainder of the book is unnumbered apart from a 1 on the first page. These remaining 55 pages comprise "Awards of the Lord High Treasurer concerning both Campanys", "The Old East India Company's Declaration of Trust", "The Schedule indented in the Indenture mentioned" [10 pages of names of the Adventurers in the General Joint Stock of the Company with the sums defaulted], "The Grant of the Old East India Company of their Debts to the Queen", another Schedule of names from the Indenture, "The Regrant from the Queen of the Old East india Company's Debts to Trustees [5 pages the las with a tear without loss. The whole is written in sepia ink in an elaborate but clear court hand and has every appearance of being produced in the reign of Queen Anne. It is bound in what are possibly somewhat later but certainly 18th century blue paper covered soft boards with a later taped blue paper spine. The book bears the small bookplate of Sir Clive Coates of Helprby Hall, North Yorkshire [adorsed and intertwined Cs] with the later ownership inscription of Clive Milnes-Coates dated 1948. Capt Clive Milnes Coates [2nd Baronet from 1921] served in the 15th Hussars and was ADC to the Earl of Aberdeen when Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. He married Lady Celia the daughter of the Marquess of Crewe, who was Secretary of State for India 1910-11. A large number of books connected with India were sold off from Helperby in the 1980s. Size: Folio [15 x 10ins]. Bookseller Inventory # 008166

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Victoria, Queen of England Empress of India

Published by Chancery of the Order of St Mchael and St George, London (1893)

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Item Description: Chancery of the Order of St Mchael and St George, London, 1893. 1st Ed. Sir Robert William Duff, GCMG, PC. [1835-95] Governor of New South Wales 1893-95. Four documents concerning the grant of GCMG, two of them signed by Queen Victoria. The documents, each folio [13 x 9ins] are: 1) Grant of Dignity of a Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished order of Saint Michael and Saint George, dated 24th March 1893 and is printed and written on two sides of a bifolium headed with the coloured embossed seal of the order and signed at the head Victoria R I. It is also signed George by the Grand Master [Prince George, 2nd Duke of Cambridge] and Robert W Herbert, the Chancellor. 2) Warrant Dispensing with the Investiture. Very similar in style to the first document also embossed with coloured seal and signed at the head Victoria R I by Queen Victoria, dated 24th March 1893 and also signed Ripon [the Earl of Ripon] and Robert W Herbert. 3) a formal printed letter that accompanied the documents and the insignia, on a bifolium embossed in colour with the seal, dated 11 April 1893 and signed by the Secretayr of the Order, R H Meade. 4) an earlier letter on a bifolium blind stamped with the seal of the Order informing the recipient of the details of his appointment, dated 23 march 1893 and also signed R H Mead. All these are in good condition and have just the usual horizontal folds. The documents are accompanied by a printed quarto copy of The Satutes of the Order, dated 1891 [32pp in original printed coloured card covers [one corner folded and small section lacking top left]. Robert William Duff was born 1835 at Fetteresso Castle, Kincardineshire and served as a Commander in the Royal Navy before becoming MP for Banffshire, sitting as a Liberal from 1861 - 93. He was appointed Governor and Commander in Chief of New South Wales in 1893 and was the only Governor to die in office [during a visit to Hobart]. Size: Folio. Bookseller Inventory # 008169

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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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Mr Stuart Hall's Album

Published by F W Baker, Photographer, Calcutta (1865)

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Item Description: F W Baker, Photographer, Calcutta, 1865. Hard Backed. Mr Stuart's album of cartes de visite, mainly by F W Baker of Calcutta A very unusual collection of cartes de visite by F W Baker providing a fairly comprehensive record of trades, occupations, and service in North India. All those listed bear the blue printed photographer's details on the reverse By Appointment Photographed from life by Mr F W BAKER, CALCUTTA unless otherwise described. The cards and photographs are generally in very good condition but the album which has protected them for a century and a half has fared less well and is very dilapidated. We have left the cards in the album because each has a pencilled title beneath the aperture for it. A few photographs have lifted totally from the card backing through atmospheric change [this is noted individually]. The front free endpaper of the leather bound album, measuring 11.5 x 15cm, has the pencil name of the owner Stuart Hall, 8 C. Street, Calcutta. We are offering this album as a research challenge to which the key lies in identifying the Europeans. The cards according to the titles on the mount are: 1.Baboo . Ch. [detached from card which is printed in black] 2. of My . " " 3.Buggy [European, probably Mr Hall, looking out from a two wheeled trap] 4.Bettel Woman 5.Rice Woman 6.Syce [Black printed card] 7. Beestie " 8.Khansoma " 9. ? 10.Baboo [Black printed card] 11. & Shaver [shaving a bearded European] 12. Brinder Walla [man with performing monkey] 13. Kansoma at Table [serving European, black printed card] 14. Hackey [bullock cart] 15.Ayah [black printed card] 16. Native Shaver 17.Dancing Girl [standing by a table, black printed card] 18. Baboo 19. Palkee [black printed card] 20.Sweeper 21.Dancing Girl [Younger girl standing by a chair, black printed card] 22.Jewess [black printed card] 23. .Lahoree [young woman with a water pot on her head] 24.Naga Chief 25.Andamanese Women [black printed card] 26.Money Changer 27.Tailors 28.Native Gentleman of Bengal [red printed card] 29.Ayah [black printed card] 30.Dancing Girl " 31. Dr Richards [by Schwarzschild, Calcutta], 32.Stuart Hall [by Duval & Co, 28 Tank Square, Calcutta], 33.Lieut Duries [also by Duval] 34.A card of an Indian in a shawl, possibly a scholar, standing by a carved table, inscribed in ink on the reverse Bassie Misser Casmeere [This card by Schwazschild with a printed medal on the reverse dated 1863] 35. Dancing girl, Musselman [inscription on bottom of photograph, girl seated, This card with impressed mark of Saché & Westfield] 36.Dancing girl, Musselman [inscription on bottom of photograph, girl standing by a pedestal, This card with impressed mark of Saché & Westfield] 37.To 49 12 cards of Pompei and southern Italy including one of Vesuvius erupting. The Indian cards here reflect a modernisation of the sets of paintings of trades people and servants which were often painted on mica. It is remarkable to come across such a complete group of such photographs: usually one finds only the occasional servant or nautch girl. fuller illustration of these cards witll be found on our own website. Size: 6 x 4ins Album Size. Bookseller Inventory # 008031

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Stuart, Major General James

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Item Description: No Publication Details, London, 1787. Hard Bound. 47pp, xxiv [Appendix 1], xlvii [Appendix II], xxviii [Appendix III]. Late 20th century half calf with incomplete detached labels, sound but externally unattractive, contents 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 h-imself. 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 Grain 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 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. Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 006724

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Item Description: Covens et Mortier, Amsterdam, 1750. Hard Backed Map Case. The twelve maps are each of uniform size [43 x 56cm] engraved and with contemporary hand colouring , linen backed and folding to size of 11 x 20cm. Each map is titled in ink in a contemporary hand on the linen backing and they fit neatly into the contemporary leather map case, the leather reather dried and with some small areas of loss of outer surface but the case sound and the whole in remarkable condition for the age. Each map is titled along the top marin and they cover [in addition to the title map] Les Environs de: Abbeville, Douriens, Amiens, Corbee et du cours de la Somme; Lille, Tournay, Valenciennes, Bouchain, Douay, arras, Bethune; Arthois du Boulenois et d'une partie de la Picardie; Anvers, Gand,ulst, et de tout le Pays de Waes; Lier et d'une partie de la Campine; Louvain, Aerschot, Diest, Tirlemont, Leau, Judogne, et de partie du Pays de Liege; Maestricht, partie de Liege, Faucquemont, et Pays d'Outre=Meuse; Cambray, Bappaumes, St Quentin, Perone; d'Avesnes Landrecy, la Capelle, Guise; Comte de Namur; Les Emouchures de la Somme et du Bresle Riv. ou est St Valeri, Eu et Dieppe. Size: 43 x 56cm [17 x 22ins] Each Map. Bookseller Inventory # 008101

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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. 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. Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 007173

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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). 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. Contemporary 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 peur et sans reproche' (DNB). Many of 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. Its 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 Cavalry, Sir W H Macnaghten, Seekhs and their country, the Ameers of Sindh, Recent history of the Punjab, the Administration of Lord Ellenborough, 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 subjects such as Brahminism, 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 India 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. Bookseller Inventory # 007616

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Brown of Longformacus Berwickshie

Published by Unknown Photographer, Penang (1890)

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Item Description: Unknown Photographer, Penang, 1890. Hard Backed. W S Lamb, D Brown & Others (illustrator). The remains of an old photograph album put together by the Brown family of Glugar & Strawberry Hill, Penang and Longformacus House, Berwickshire. The album retains only the rear board and the block is split into two [some pages proabbly missing or removed before we acquitred this item] one dealing with Prince of Wales' Island / Penang and the other with family properties in Berwickshire and Scotland. The Penang section comprises seven photographs (11 x 8ins mainly but one 9 x 8ins} shwing the family's properties - Glugar House with dates from 1890, Strawberry Hill Bunglaow, and Combe Hill Penang [the property of L C Brown, Esqre]. Two of the images show identified members of the family engaged in tennis outside Strawberry Hill. These are all paxsted to one side of a card album sheet each although the one of Combe Hill has an eighth and smaller image of "Chatsworth", Pennag [the property of J A Brown, Esqre] pasted to the reverse of the card. The other section of the album has some several images of the estate at Longformacus including an interesting interior of the drawing room by F S Lamb. There is one portrait of G W Brown, two photographs captioned "by D Brown", some other groups, country houses, and a few images of Lichfield Cathedral. David Brown [1778-1825 was a prioneering Scot who was one of the first commerial nutmeg planters in Penang. His family prospered and continued there until at least the end of the nineteenth century. The main house still exists and is now known as David Brown's Restaurant and Tea Rooms. A very unusual example of the survival of images of a Penang estate. Size: 11 x 8ins [28 x 20cm] & Smaller. Bookseller Inventory # 008123

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Wyld

Published by James Wyld, London (1878)

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Item Description: James Wyld, London, 1878. Hard Backed. James Wyld, circa 1878. Large folding map, dissected, linen-backed, and coloured in outline, 47.5 x 36.5ins unfolded [121 x 93cm], folding down into a 10 x 7in original case of black pebbled cloth, the spine is particularly worn from use and some of the cloth is missing or parting company from the boards, the original printed title label lacks the top left corner but retains the faded inked signature of the first owner. The map itself is in excellent clean and sound condition and the same owner's signature is written in ink to the top left margin Melgund [Viscount Melgund, later 4th Earl of Minto & Viceroy of India, in 1879 a Staff Officer attached to Gen Sir Frederick Roberts VC in the Kurram Valley]. The map is contoured and on a scale of approximately 1 inch to 30 miles: it extends from the Aral Sea in the north to Kelat in Baluchistan in the south and from the eastern shores of the Caspian in the west to Delhi in the east. The original ownership of this map by a staff officer serving at the time makes it an especially desirable copy. Gilbert John Murray Kynynmond Eliot, 4th Earl of Minto [1845-1914] was one of the most vigorous and able Viceroys but before his tenure of that office [1905-1910] he had what the DNB describes as "a curiously adventurous life" following his service in the Scots Guards [1867-70]. He was in Paris during the fighting of 1871, a war correspondent with the Carlist Army in Spain, attaché to the Turkish army during its war with Russia in 1877 before volunteering for Afghanistan in 1879 where he served as a staff officer on Roberts's staff. The date of this map's production coincides with the height of tensions over the perceived threats to the British Empire in India posed by threats from Russia's advance through the Central Asian Khanates towards the northern borders of Afghanistan. Size: 47.5 x 36.5 Ins [121 x 93cm] Unfolded. Bookseller Inventory # 007823

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

Published by College of Arms, London (1822)

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Item Description: College of Arms, London, 1822. 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 somewhat 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. Size: 18 x 19ins. Bookseller Inventory # 007608

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Published by Calcutta (1921)

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Item Description: Calcutta, 1921. A very good full length signed portrait of Lord Chelmsford wearing court dress and the mantle and chain of the Grand Master of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India. The portrait, measuring 8.5 x 13ins, is mounted on a photographer's card but there is no photographer's credit. It is signed and dated Chelmsford 1921 and was probably taken just before the Chelmsfords' departure for England. It is accompanied by a slightly smaller full length portrait of Lady Chelmsford [7 x 10.5ins] also mounted on a photographer's card. It is signed Frances Chelmsford and the Vicereine is shown in evening dress wearing a tiara. The second portrait card is trimmed along the lower edge cutting off the photographer's credit but retainnig most of the word Calcutta. The stout cards are both about 9.5 x 14 ins and they have probably at one time been in presentation frames. Portraits of this size would usually be reserved fro important visitors or hosts - ruling princes, governors, visiting royalty or high officials. Frederick John Napier Thesiger, Baron Chelmsford was advanced in the peerage to become 1st Viscount Chelmsford on his appointment as Viceroy. Size: 8.5 x 13ins Photograph Size. Bookseller Inventory # 008177

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Indian Mutiny

Published by Government of India, Bombay (1857)

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Item Description: Government of India, Bombay, 1857. This small archive comprises: A manuscript letter of commendation addressed Capt W D Dickson, 3rd Bombay NI from the Secret Department, Political Agent's Office, Belgaum 19th September 1857 congratulating him on "the commendation of the Government for the great assistance I received from you in the course of the enquiries which ended in the conviction and execution of the Conspirator Mahomed Hoosein." It is signed G B Seton Karr, Magistrate of Belgaum and Political Agent. This is written ona folio sheet of writing paper with three horizontal and one vertical fold, some short tears without loss to edges of folds. A small cutting is attached showing that Dickson has passed the examination in the Canarese language. Documents mentioning individual mutiny convictions and trials are most unusual. Another copy of this manuscript, signed and certified as a true copy by G B Seton Karr on a folio sheet of blue paper but this with an additional note stating that "the Magistrate and Political Agent has much pleasure in stating that Captain Dickson's skill in reading Persian and Hindoostanee manuscripts was of the greatest advantage to the public service during the disturbances of 1857." Pinned to this letter is another cutting about Dickson's language skills and a later letter on a smaller quarto bifolium dated Commander in Chief's Office, Camp near Mhow, Jan 30th 1866 written in his own hand and signed by the Military Secretary, Lt Col Martin Dillon informing Major Dickson that he has been too late in applying for the command of his regiment but that Sir Robert Napier has received good reports of his service from the AG's office and will bear this in mind when the issue of command next arrises. Dickson's completed application form to join the Staff Corps, dated Agra 30th May 1861, with a further ms note on the reverse requesting further confirmation of some aspects of his service, signed by a DAG. Together with an extract form General Orders signed by Capt C T Aitchison, Acting DAG appointing Dickson a Major from 2nd March 1861. Three commissions on parchment from Governors of Bombay dated between 1841 [Ensign] and 1856 [Captain]. These are all in good condition with embossed paper wafer seals of the East India Company. They are signed, amongst others, by George William Anderson, Lt Gen Sir Thos McMahon, James Henry Crawford [1841], Lestock Robert Reid, John Pollard Willoughby, Sir Thos MacMAhon [1845], Lord Elphinstone, James Grant Lumsden, A Malet [1856]. The earliest of these commissions is somewhat yellowed but perfectly sound. . A certified manuscript extract from Station Orders, Neemuch commending Colonel Dickson for his service as Magistrate and Political Agent in Neemuch. A Church of Scotland certificate for Dickson's marriage, in Banff 1855, to Mary Stuart Souter. A child's baptism certificate at Agra, a furlough note, a cabinet portrait of Dickson in civilian clothes, another vey faded, a faded and damaged group photograph of three gentlemen and an officer at a table. An interesting group of material Size: Folio and Smaller. Bookseller Inventory # 008173

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Item Description: Artaria & Comp, Vienna Vienne Wien, 1818. Charles Stein, Engraver (illustrator). 1st Edition. 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. Size: 173 x 140cm Unfolded. Bookseller Inventory # 007279

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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. A landscape format album containing 47 images [each approximately 8x6ins and variously landscape and portrait in presentation] each pasted to a 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 complements" 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. Size: 13.5 x 10 Inches Overall. Bookseller Inventory # 007089

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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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