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.
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.
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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.