A Missing Chapter of the Indian Mutiny.
Political resident in the Meywar States (Rajpútâna), during the period in question.London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1888 Stock Code: 129432
First edition of this account of the Indian Mutiny of 1857-8 written from the unpublished letters and diaries of the British Resident in the Mewar States of Rajputana during the mutiny, Charles Lionel Showers (1816-1895). This work contains information that Showers did not include in his official reports to the Government. It includes descriptions of the final operations of the campaign, and the execution of Tantia Topee. "Showers feels that Malleson did not write an accurate history of the Mutiny and strongly takes him to task in his final chapter" (Sorsky, p. 189). An uncommon work, with just ten copies traced institutionally in the UK.
Octavo. Original purple fine diaper-grain cloth, titles to spine in gilt, french fillet frames blocked in blind to covers, endpapers renewed.
Engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, two engraved plates, and a large folding map.
Binding furbished (extremities of spines and corners consolidated, grain of spine smoothed, lettering retouched). Spine very gently rolled, negligible rubbing to edges, top edge dust toned, a near-fine copy.
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