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KAYE, John William; G. B. Malleson; Frederic Pincott.

A History of the Sepoy War in India. 1857-1858.

[Together with;] History of the Indian Mutiny, 1857-1858. Commencing from the Close of the Second Volume of Sir John Kaye's History of the Sepoy War. [&] Analytical Index …

London: William H. Allen and Co., 1878-81 Stock Code: 129818
£1,500.00
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"Authoritative and dogmatic"

Mixed editions as usual, Kaye first published 1864-76, Malleson 1878-80, and Pincott in 1880. The standard "empire history massive, verbose, all-embracing histories: authoritative and dogmatic: entirely noble in sentiment, entirely British in attitude and viewpoint" (Taylor). Sorsky draws attention to Chauduri's critical comments on Malleson's scholarship while noting that he does, however, "state that his work is the most exciting in Mutiny literature." Increasingly difficult to find complete and in sound condition, this set with the bookplates of Matilda Constance Ismay, sister-in-law of Bruce Ismay, chairman of the White Star Line.

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Description

7 volumes octavo. Original moderate red pebble-grained cloth, title gilt to spines, panels in blind to the boards, yellow surface-paper endpapers.

Illustrations

Maps and tables as called for.

Condition

A painstakingly refurbished set, cloth cleaned, spines relined, corners consolidated, lettering retouched: presents and handles well, very good.

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