LEE, John Fitzgerald & Captain Frederick Walter Radcliffe.
The Indian Mutiny.
Up to the Relief of Lucknow. (November 17th 1857.) For Staff College Candidates.
First and only edition, extremely uncommon, Copac shows Oxford only, OCLC adds copies at the universities of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Carefully researched and well written digested history of the Mutiny published for officers attempting to pass Staff College. The spectacular folding table, which opens 725 335 mm, offers a tabulation of events month by month across the regions of India – Bengal, Bundelkhund and Central India, N.W. Frontier and Oudh, Punjab and Rajputana. The authors are fairly obscure figures, Fitzgerald-Lee, was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and seems to have travelled the world producing occasional journalism and translations; Radcliffe served with the Dorsets in South Africa and in the First World War, brevet lieutenant-colonel, awarded in CIE in the 1918 New Year’s honours list. A highly appealing curiosity, this copy inscribed on the front free endpaper, “With the Authors [sic.] Compliments”.
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Octavo. Original red cloth-backed printed boards. Large folding letter-press “Synchronological Table of Events” as frontispiece, folding lithographed map at the rear. Ex-RUSI library with paper accession label partially stripped from the spine, bookplate and stamps to the front pastedown, boards a little browned and soiled, hinges loose but holding, short tear to the folding table, no loss, endpapers browned, text lightly toned, remains very good.