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HISTORICAL RECORDS OF THE SURVEY OF INDIA.: Phillimore, Colonel R

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 Although a volume 5 was produced it was quickly withdrawn by the Indian Government for political reasons and it is thought that only a handful of original copies survive although photocopies occasionally appear.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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POLO. 17th Lancers, 1890s Very large photographic
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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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List Showing Names , Titles, and Modes

Item Description: Govt of India Press, New Delhi, 1935. Hard Backed. iii.173pp. Colophon: GIPD-S2-163(C) F&PD-12-12-35-80. Original printed blue paper covered boards with cloth spine(C, stitched through punched holes (probably originally designed so that pages could be inserted or replaced from titme to time in the manner of some military and political manuals), the boards very worn and the cloth spine largely disintegrated, front board detached, the work is quite worn, having been very much a working copy. This copy is stamped on the front cover "COPY NO 61" (the entire print run was only 80) and is further marked in ink "Political Dept (Issue Branch) Political Supdt. Copy (1)". An old library stamp to the title page [FOREIGN AND POL. DEPT, LIBRARY - SIMLA]. The work is divided into four sections: 1. LIST OF INDEPENDENT STATES [Nepal, Siam, Tibet]; 2. LIST OF PROTECTORATE RULERS [Bhutan, Chitral, Hunza, Muscat & Oman, Qaiwain, Al-Hauta, Shihr, Qishn, Abu Dhabi, Al Qara];3. LIST OF RULING PRINCES AND CHIEFS IN INDIA WITH TITLES AND MODES OF ADDRESS [211 entries]; 4. MISCELLANEOUS [Indore, Loharu, Aga Khan, Arcot, Travancore, Mysore, Muhammesah, Zanzibar]. The information is given in tabular form under the headings: Names of State; Name and address [meaning the form in which he was addressed - Your Highness, etc|] of Ruler in Persian; Name and address of Ruler in English; Commencement and conclusion of letter in English and colour of Crest; Highest British Authority by whom hitherto addressed; No of Guns in salute(Permanent/Personal); Remarks. This copy has been much used and there are numerous highly illuminating manuscript additions, alterations, and amendments (honorary ranks, promotions, new titles, orders, changes in forms of address, etc) added to many entries in pencil and both black and red ink. There are also some typed notes (one, for instance, dealing with the viceroy's decision about the succession to a state whose ruler had died without adopting an heir) tipped in or attached. Three printed lists of amendments (13-15 of 1942/3/4) are loosely inserted. The niceties and subtleties of diplomatic convention are here formalised and recorded in a form which is seldom seen outside high official circles. Many Indian Rulers were particularly fastidious about titles and forms of address and often fiercely competitive (for example the endless wrangling by the Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala over the number of guns used for his salute and his rivalry with other senior Maharajas, such as Bikaner), which is reason enough for the confidential nature of this printing of such potentially contentious material. One can well appreciate the need to know who had previously written to a ruler as an address from the Agent to the Governor General would imply an enhanced status to one who had previousely only been addressed by a Resident. The detailed forms of greeting and conclusion reveal a myriad of conventions and delicate grades of friendhsip or familiarity. To Dungarpur the Viceroy remains "with much consideration Your Highness' sincere friend" whereas to Jaipur he desires "to express the high consideration which I entertain for Your Highness and to subscribe myself Your Highness' sincere friend". Some of the forms of address are wonderfully grand and all-embracing, none more so than this one required by the Regent of Tibet " The Exalted Presence of Lotus-footed Golden throne of the Great Retting Hutuktu, His Highness the Regent of Tibet, the Protector of all the living beings of the Snowy Country." The added remarks are mainly notes about the origin of titles but there are also some very indiviidual notes and warnings such as that for Indore which notes "The title 'Sir' is not to be employed in addressing His Highness (vide File No 976-H of 1923). No doubt that dusty file gives details of the dreadful faux pas of Indore. Colours of Kharita bags and fastenings are also given. A remarkable survival. There is a copy of the same date in ther India Office Library's successor at the British Library and. Bookseller Inventory # 008307

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HISTORICAL RECORDS OF THE SURVEY OF INDIA.: Phillimore, Colonel R

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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Madras Army] ARTILLERY ORDERS Numbered and Otherwise

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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Copy. Governor General's Narrative of the Transactions: Hastings, Warren

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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Asseerghur. A contemporary manuscript account of the: Malcolm, Brigadier General

Item Description: Asseerghur, India, 1819. Assighur. A contemporary manuscript account of the capture Assighur comprising 52pp of folio reports on events, orders, etc dated between 17th March and 8th April 1819, the final page signed by Brig Gen Sir John Malcom "John Malcolm, B.L." The account begins on Wednesday 17th March 1819 "All attempts towards an amicable adjustment having ceased this day at 1o'clock P.M. orders to the following effect were issued by Brig General Doveton". The left margin of this first page has a list of the troops to be involved divided into Column of Attack [5 Comps Royal Scots, Flank Comps of 30th, 37th, & Ms Eu Regt, 5 Comps of 1st Bn 12th Foot, Corps of Sappers & Miners] and Column of Reserve [larger number of infantry and 1 Sqn 7th Cavalry, 2 Brigades H Arty, Detachment 2nd Cav.]. The first 10 pages are numbered but from 25th March 1819 the pages are not numbered but written in the dame secretarial hand. As an example of the degree of detail recorded that day, a Friday, begins "During the day fired 131 Shells into the upper fort with good effect, and two 18prs , seventeen 12 & fifty one 6pr shots at the defences. The Pioneers and Publick followers employed in collecting materials for erecting a new battery to the Southward and an 18pr & 12pr to make a second breach in the lower fort and fire at its defences. The 2nd Bn 6th M.N.I. ordered to march to a Position in the Batteekainee Nullah for the Protection of the new batteries to the southwards and 3 Troops of the 3rd M.L. Cavalry tomorrow morning at two o'clock the whole under Lieut. Col. Russell". Further lists of troops involved appear in the left margin [as is the general practice in military orders throughout the Company period]. There are some copies of Malcolm's letters to Brig Gen Doveton these marked "(signed John Malcolm B. Gl." This very interesting and readable account of the proceedings have all the appeal of immediate reporting and the signature of John Malcom himself at the conclusion gives them the authenticity which copied documents sometimes lack. The pages have all been folded and in places there are tears without loss but the paper watermarked Golding & Snelgrove 1816 or 1817 and KG 1816] is in sound condition. A good general account of this action will be found in "The Summary of the Mahratta and Pindaree Campaign, during 1817, 1818, and 1819" [National Army Museum, ISBN 1-845747-36-4] Size: Folio. Bookseller Inventory # 008184

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BARODA. A Large Silver Plated Presentation Phtograph

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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Capt T Nicholl, 1st Bengal Artillery, Miniature: Compiled By D
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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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Journal of the Movements and Actions of: Sotheby, Frederick Edward,

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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Maj Gen Sir William Nott: Secret Communication: Nott, Maj Gen
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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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Copies of some Orders of Courts of

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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Viceregal Portraits of Earl Mountbatten of Burma

Published by Kinsey [Photographers], Delhi or Simla . India (1948)

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Item Description: Kinsey [Photographers], Delhi or Simla . India, 1948. .The two portraits, each 7.25 x 10ins are each signed Kinsey in pencil. That of Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India, shows him full length standing before a throne, wearing naval full dress uniform with medals and the stars of four orders and the special ermine trimmed mantel of the Grand Master of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India. It is signed in ink Mountbatten of Burma and is in a presentation frame covered in cream parchment gilt with the Mountbatten monogram within a garter wreath surmounted by a naval crown in gilt in the arched top. The frame measures 9 x 13 inches overall: the brown cloth covered backing with strut stand has the retailer's mark of Jarrolds, Walter Jones, Sloane Street, SW1. The photograph of the Vicereine shows Lady Mountbatten standing full length in front of her throne wearing evening dress and tiara wearing the sash, badge and star of DCBE and above her medals she wears the Imperial Order of the Crown of India and the Royal Victorian Order: it is signed at the bottom Edwina Mountbatten of Burma 1948. This portrait is in a matching frame but with the monogram EM replacing that of Lord Mountbatten: the pebbled cloth back with repaired hinged strut is marked Thacker & Co Ltd, Bombay. Both frames are rather grubby and worn and have small areas of loss of parchment surface, that of the Vicereine's with a little damage to the monogram. Although the frames are not in the pristine condition one would like this is nonetheless a scarce pair of images of the last Viceroy and his wife taken shortly before Indian independence and they are sought after by collectors with both Indian and Royalty interests. Size: 9 x 13ins Overall Frame Size. Bookseller Inventory # 008185

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REPORTS FROM THE COMMITTEE OF SECRECY APPOINTED

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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Grant Of Knighthood, GCMG, to Robert William: Victoria, Queen of

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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Papers regarding the Court Martial of Lt
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Item Description: Manuscript Reports, Madras, 1809. Hard Backed. The 13 letters and minutes, written in very neat clerical hands on folio paper, watermarked 1806, are bound in contemporary blue paper covered boards and in excellent condition, a water stain has affected a few blacks at the end of the book but it does not extend into the written manuscripts. These papers begin with No1 the charge against Munro dated 20 Jan 1809: "We the undersigned officers.charge .Munro .with conduct unbecoming the character of an Officer and a Gentleman .for having in his proposal for the abolition of the tent Contract lately held by Officers Commanding Native Corps made use of false and infamous insinuations thereby tending to injure our characters as Officers, and otherwise injurious to our Reputations as Gentlemen." There are 28 officers listed as accusers including 9 commanding Lieut Colonels. [2pp].No 2 is a 30pp account of the circumstances of this case addressed to the Adjutant General by J Leith, Judge Advocate General [dated Fort St George Nov 7th 1808]. No 3 a one page letter to Munro from the c-in-c Lt Gen Hay MacDowell recommendfing that his predecessor had asked him bring the case to trial. No 4 A 2pp letter to Macdowall from Munro complaing about his extraordinary arrest. No 5 Macdowall to Munro pointing out how extraordinary it is to have so many senior offiicers under his command accusing a member of the General Staff. No 6 A 10pp laterr from Munro to the Chief Secretary of the Government complaining about criticisms of his report on the equipage of the Army and of his treatment of officers under his command and appealing to the Governor Lord William Bentinck. No 7 2pp letter to Munro from Macdowall pointing out that the Governor does not preside over purely military matters and descriibing Munro's "novel and unexampled" letter as "striking a blow at the root of Military Aurthority, which cannot be sufficiently reprobates". No 9 2pp letter from Munro to the Chief Secretary cmplaining about Macdowall's behaviour. No 9 3pp letter to the Chief Secretary from A Anstruther, Advocate General saying that Munro's appeal to the supreme government should be upheld agains the c-in-c. No 10 4pp letter to Macdowall from G Buchan, Chief Secretary to the Govt. strongly recommending releasing Munro from his arrest because his report was accepted by the Government. No 112pp General Order by the c-in-c in which Macdowall describes his direct govt order to release Munro from his arrest buut Macdowall still writes that he " Considers it a Solemn duty imposed unpon him to reprimand Lieutenant Colonel Munro in General Orders and he is hereby reprimanded accordingly". No 12 A very interesting General Order from the Governor in Council [Madras] noting the last order [which was posted by Macdowall as he was leaving madras for England] finding that Macdowall's order was "in the highest degree disrespectful to the Authority of the Government". No 13 1 page General Order by Government dismissing Lt Col Capper from the Service of the Honourable Company for "giving currency" to Macdowall's "Offensive General Order" . An interesting group of comntemporary copy letters dealing with a question involving the chain of command and the relative powers of a Commander in Chief and the Governor of Madras raising questions of military and civil law. Size: Folio. Bookseller Inventory # 008343

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An Album of Cartes De Visite Photographs: Mr Stuart Hall's

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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A Letter to the Honourable the Directors: Stuart, Major General

Stuart, Major General James

Published by No Publication Details, London (1787)

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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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Carte Particuliere Des Environs De Bruxells Avec: Friex a Bruxelles
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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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CORONATION DURBAR, DELHI 1903. Programme and Diary

Published by Govt of India, Delhi (1902)

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Item Description: Govt of India, Delhi, 1902. Hard Backed. 1st Edition. CORONATION DURBAR, DELHI. No publication details and no title page [as is often the case with official and semi official publications in the Curzon era; the Viceroy’s autumn tour programmes also used only the gilt title on the cover as in this case] but probably published by the Military Secretary to the Viceroy, 1902. 12mo. 4 folding maps and plans [the Delhi 1903 map which should be in the rear pocket is lacking as is the 1857 map form the front pocket], [i] Index of maps and Plans, [i] Table of Contents, [i] Calendar for 1903, 65pp Programme. Original full red leather gilt, front board gilt blocked with the title beneath an imperial crown top left, gilt ruled spine, the binding sound but rubbed along the joints and with some wear, original marbled endpapers but the front one split along the hinge leaving the text block [which is very clean thorughout] pulling away from the spine, all edges red, the contents very clean. The maps and plans listed comprise: Plan of the British Position at Delhi maintained from 8th June to 14th September 1857, on a scale of 4 inches to a mile. [lacking from front pocket], Plan of Camps, Delhi Coronation Durbar, 1902-1903 on a scale of 2 inches to a mile [lacking from rear pocket], Central Camp on a scale of 12 inches to a mile, Skeleton Map of Delhi and Part of Civil Station showing the route ot be followed by the Procession on December 29th 1902 on a scale of 6inches to a mile, Plan showing the Distribution of Troops and General Arrangements for the Coronation Durbar, January 1st 1903 on a scale of 6 inches to 1 mile, small folding map of Delhi for the excursions) on a scale of 1 inch to a mile. The Programme is printed on facing pages only leaving left hand pages free for notes and is as follows: p 1 a summary of the Programme from December 29th 1902 to January 10th 1903. pp 2-14 a diary showing a page a day divided into morning, afternoon and evening. In this case the diary has been filled in for several of the more important days in a neat hand by the owner [more details below]. pp 15 - 17 VICEROY’S CAMP List of Guests p 18 List of Central Camps 21 camps listed [Governors, Lt Governors, Chief Commissioners etc, with the Residents of the four senior rulers, Hyderabad, Mysore, Baroda, & Kashmir. pp 19 - 20 Ruling Chiefs. This list comprises 94 Indian Princes, the Ruler of Nepal, and 6 Shan Chiefs from Burma. pp 21 - 29 PROCESSION ON ARRIVAL. This section gives the order of march for the State Entry, including those who will be elephants and those in carriages, preliminary disposition of elephants, etc and details of the close of the procession. pp 30 - 37 DURBAR. This section gives the objexts of the Durbar, defines those attending, arrangement of seats, military arrangements, arrivals, arrival of the Viceroy, opening of the Durbar, the Proclamation, His Excellency’s address, the Presentation of the Ruling Chiefs. pp 28 - 43 Ceremonial.at Grand Chapter of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India. This section details the ceremonial of the highest order specifically related to Indian serviced and lists those who are to invested with CSI, KCSI, or GCSI. pp 44 - 52 EXHIBITION OF INDIAN ARTS. Notes on the various features of the exhibits. pp 53 - 59 Imperial Forces at Delhi. Composition of the various Brigades with the names of Divisional and Brigade commanders, including Corps troops, the Imperial Service Contingent [under Colonel S Beatson, Volunteer Contingent, etc. pp 60 - 62 INTERNATIONAL POLO CUP. This section lists entrants [not with individual members of teams], ties, and has a list of the names of the Delhi Polo Club Committee [President - Colonel C W Muir]. The interesting manuscript entries in the diary section make it possible to identify the original owner of this copy as Rear Admiral Sir Charles Carter Drury, K.C.S.I., Commander in Chief of His Majesty’s Naval Forces in the East Indies [1846 - 1914] who notes on Durbar day morning "A magnificent sight & splendidly done, saw it mo. Bookseller Inventory # 008269

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La Esporazione Della Regione Fra l'Himalaja Occidentali: Dainelli, Giotto

Dainelli, Giotto

Published by Nicola Zanichelli, Bologna (1934)

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Item Description: Nicola Zanichelli, Bologna, 1934. Hard Backed. 1st Edition. 10 folding maps [itineraries etc], 8 foldng plates with panoramas from photographs, 26 other plates of photographs, 2 single plate coloured maps, frontispiece photo plate, 4 folding coloured maps in rear pocket [Cashmir r Regioni Limitrofe], 80 route sketch maps [many full page, others smaller in text, xi, 430pp. Late 20th century black half morocco gilt, original paper covers bound in, the front cover [somewhat stained and damaged with a presentation inscription from the author "all Missione Moraviana di Leh, Giotto Dainelli". The binding is in fime condition, the contents are clean apart from some browning towards the extreme edges of the wide margins, all the maps and plates remain neatly folded, the pages have not been trimmed by the binder, a few are still uncut. Volumes of this monumental work on Himalayan exploration are not easy to find and many are very technical. This is probably the most generally useful and the most accessible, dealing with almost every expedition from that of Mir Izzet Ullah in 1812 to journeys by Dainelli, Meinertxhagen, Mason, and Visser in the late 1920s. The work includes a 50 page bibliography. The text is in Italian but the vast amount of illustration gives it a universal appeal even to those with little or no knowledge of the language. This is the only copy of this volume we have come across having originally sold this same copy to a collector in the 1990s and now being pleased to be able to offer it again. Size: Folio [31 x 22cm, 12 x 9ins]. Signed by the Author. Bookseller Inventory # 008251

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The Calcutta Review. Vols 1-9 & Vol: Kaye, Sir William

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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Aurangabad, India. Original Photograph Album Including Military: Biden, Major H,

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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Penang. Group of Photographs Circa 1880-90 Showing: Brown of Longformacus

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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Lord & Lady Brabourne. Pair of Original

Published by Unidentified Photographer, Calcutta (1939)

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Item Description: Unidentified Photographer, Calcutta, 1939. Lord Brabourne, GCSI, GCIE, MC. Photographed as as Governor of Bengal, 1939, wearing the robe, chain and insignia of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India. The photograph [7 x 9.5ins] is signed Brabourne and mounted on card. It is framed in contemporary hard wood [9 x 12.5ins overall] fitted on the reverse with wooden strut stand and rings for hanging and leather wall protectors. The arched top has a gilt brass monogram but lacks the coronet above. Norton Cecil Knatchbull-Hugesson, 5th Baron Brabourne [1895 - 1939]. Served WW1 in Royal Artillery and in RAF, mentioned in despatches several times. He married Lady Doreen Browne, daughter of the 6th Marquess of Sligo and their second son [7th baron] married Lady Patricia Mountbatten. In the absence of the Viceroy Lord Linlithgow in England Brabourne was briefly acting Governor General. He had previously been Governor of Bombay. Doreen, Lady Brabourne, CI seated in a throne chair wearing her Order of the Crown of India, the British War Medal and Jubilee and Coronation medals. This photograph, unsigned, in a matching frame with her crest and coronet above but fills the frame with 7.5 x 10.5ins visible. The photographs have no visible photographer's credit but are almost certainly by Johnston & Hoffmann of Calcutta who took the large photograph. Neither has been removed from the frame because the 16 screws holding the back in place appear completely untouched since they were put together. As these photographs ar ein glazed frames they will require additional shipping costs. Size: 7 x 9.5 Ins Photo, 9 x 12.5ins Overall Frame. Bookseller Inventory # 008190

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WYLD'S MILITARY STAFF MAP OF CENTRAL ASIA: Wyld

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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Map of the Country Extending Ten Miles: Martin, S D,

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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An Illuminated Manuscript Grant of Arms and: George Nayler, Garter

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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A Considerable Archive of Letters and Documents: Deane, Captain William,
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Item Description: 1815. a considerable archive of approximately 60 letters and minor documents contained in two modern ring binders together with transcriptions of most andvarious notes. Wiliam Deane was Paymaster of the 18th Hussars from 1802 until 1823 when he retired on full pay, dying in 1842. He received the Military General Service medal with 6 clasps and also fought at Waterloo, receiving the medal. These documents, which date from 1815 to the 1840s mainly concern financial matters, Dean's attempts to achieve a well paid retirement, memorials or testimonials from his senior officers, etc. They have been put together and largely transcribed along with various related photocopies of relevant regimental histories, etc by someone possibly plannig a paper or book on Capt Dean. Although superficially quite minor documents they help to build a picture the Paymaster and his place in the regiment and army of the time. An interesting ms list of the regimetnal officers' wine accounts from Dec 25th 1814 to 6th Feb 1815 shows some fairly heavy drinking with the Colonel Hay spending £55.3s.4d and the most indulgent lieutenant spending £40.18s. A couple of documents relating to a court martial of 1815 include one which lists the late Capt Robert Dawson's effects in his baggage after his death at Vittoria in 1813. A letter dated 1821 from Newbridge is a trestimonial of Capt Deane's service as paymaster signed by Lt Col the Hon Henry Murray, previously commanding the 18th Light Dragoons. These documents are sold together with: Deane's original Commission document appointing his Paymaster of the 18th Light Dragoons dated 13th Auguat 1802 and signed at the head George R [King George III]; a printed plan of the Battle of the Belle Alliance; a watercolour portrait of Caopt Deane half length in civilian dress. These last three items are in later frames bout would have to be removed from the frames if posted abroad because of the danger or packing glass. Size: Various Sizes. Bookseller Inventory # 008342

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Photographic Signed Portraits of Viceroy of India

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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