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127145
MEDLEY, Julius George

A Year's Campaigning in India....

From Marc, 1857, to March, 1858.

Availability: In stock

Published: London W. Thacker and Co., 1858

Stock Code: 127145

£450
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Notes

First edition, by a captain in the Bengal Engineers and garrison engineer at Lucknow. The narrative includes accounts of the Bozdar Expedition in the Dejerat Hills, March 1857, the Siege and Capture of Delhi, September 1857, Colonel Seaton's campaign in the Doab, December 1857, and the Siege and Capture of Lucknow, March 1858. "With an economy of words and preciseness of expression, this military engineer's account of fortifications, artillery positions. reconnoitring and surveying, and the building of gabions and fascines" (Riddick). There are two large, very detailed plans illustrating "the operations of the British army before Delhi in 1857" and "the operations of the British army before Lucknow in March 1858" along with a sketch map to illustrate the campaign of Colonel Seaton in the Doab, December 1857.

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Description

Octavo. Original red fine-combed cloth, title gilt to spine, double ruled panel on covers in blind.

Illustrations

Two-tint lithograph frontispiece, 3 folding plans, 1 folding map.

Condition

Binding furbished (spines stiffened, corners consolidated, grain of spine smoothed, lettering retouched), new end papers, very slight foxing, small closed tears to 2 plans.

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