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SHEPHERD, J. W.

A Personal Narrative of the Outbreak and Massacre at Cawnpore,

during the Sepoy Revolt of 1857. Fourth edition - revised and enlarged.

Lucknow, Methodist Publishing House, 1894 Stock Code: 140823
£375.00
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Fourth edition of a popular Mutiny memoir by one of the few survivors of the Cawnpore massacre, originally published in the Calcutta and London Papers in 1857 under the title "Brief account of the Outbreak at Cawnpore", and in book form in a small edition of 500 copies in 1862. Shepherd was a Eurasian clerk of the Commissariat Department and Sorksy remarks that his book was "used as source material by many Mutiny historians", although Ladendorf notes that he "relied upon hearsay evidence for events after his own escape". He gives a complete list of all English residents and their ultimate fate. This edition is uncommon, an online search of institutional libraries showing none in Britain and Ireland, with 12 locations worldwide.

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Description

Octavo. Original red cloth, spine and front cover lettered in black within an ornamental border.

Illustrations

Frontispiece of "The Chamber of Blood", 3 portraits (of Shepherd (2) and Nana Dhondoo Punth), 4 plans of Cawnpore (cantonment, entrenchments, civil lines, house where women and children were detained, 2 folding), plate of the well where the bodies were di

Condition

Contemporary penciled ownership inscription to front free endpaper (dated 1903). Spine just lightly sunned, small portion of front free endpaper torn away, bound without the rear free endpaper, slight paste burn to final leaf, yet this remains a very good copy.

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