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PRICHARD, Iltudus Thomas.

The Mutinies in Rajpootana:

being a Personal Narrative of the Mutiny at Nusseerabad, with subsequent Residence at Jodhpore, and Journey across the Desert into Sind, together with an Account of the Outbreak at Neemuch, and Mutiny of the Jodhpore Legion at Erinpoora, and Attack on Mount Aboo.

Published: London: John W. Parker, 1860

Stock code: 103529

Price: £450

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First edition. “Prichard (1825-74) served with the 15th Native Infantry in Rajputana. According to Malleson, he became disgusted with the military and left his regiment in 1858. Apparently he became a capable literary talent during his years in India” (Sorsky) Educated at Rugby, Prichard had previously seen action at Chillianwala and Gujerat, subsequently training as a barrister and practising in India, he was for a time editor of the Delhi Gazette. An uncommon account, just 9 copies on Copac.

Octavo. Original red pimple-grained cloth, title gilt to the spine, panels in blind to the boards, pale grey surface-paper endpapers. Slightly rubbed, the spine sunned, corners bumped, front endpapers slightly marked, light toning, contemporary ownership inscription of Theodosius Burnett Stuart to the front free endpaper, but overall a very well-preserved copy.

Bibliography: Not in Riddick; Sorsky 867

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