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TEMPLE, Sir Richard.

Men and Events of my Time in India.

Published: London: John Murray, 1882

Stock code: 68578

Price: £60

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Second thousand, same year as the first. “From 1848 to 1880 Temple served the East India Company and the Crown as a Covenanted Civil Servant” (Riddick). His career was marked by a “spectacular rise to power starting as a subdistrict officer and closing his Indian career as the Governor of Bombay.” Here he recalls some of the major figures and events of the period, including a chapter on the Mutiny which Sorsky considers contains “some interesting material.” “Physically unprepossessing, Temple was a cartoonist’s delight. His enemies had always fastened on the ambition and vanity laid bare in his autobiography … Temple was nevertheless an extremely capable administrator, inspired by ideals to which he held tenaciously” (ODNB).

Octavo. Original red cloth, title gilt to the spine, black banding on the upper board and spine, in blind on the lower board, fawn surface-paper endpapers. Cloth not entirely successfully recoloured, spine relined, about very good.

Bibliography: Sorsky 1050

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