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Standing Orders for the Bengal Native Infantry,

drawn up under the Orders and Revision of His Excellency The Right Hon. Viscount Combermere ... Commander in Chief in India.

Published: Calcutta: printed at the India Gazette Press, by Scott and Co., 1828

Stock code: 69256

Price: £850

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Extremely uncommon, COPAC shows a “second edition” of 1840 at BL and NLS, and a further edition of 1846 in BL; OCLC lists copies of the present edition in Library of Congress and University of Pennsylvania. With a series of ownership inscriptions to the front pastedown: Lieut. H. O. Kedwick 67th regiment; Lieut. Frederick Rainsford, interpreter and quartermaster 67th regiment, who has noted the regiment’s arrival in “Arracan” in 1837; and Henry Cotton, lieutenant adjutant 67th regiment. Cotton commanded the regiment during the Second Anglo-Burmese War, and died in Dehra Dun during the mutiny.

Octavo (203 118 mm) Contemporary Indian calf. 4-page unpaginated prelims, and 68-pages of text, addenda leaf mounted on the rear pastedown, entirely interleaved. Slightly rubbed and a little stained, cockling on the boards, front free endpaper coming loose, internally lightly browned and a little shaken, but overall very good.

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