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  1. Selections from the State Papers of the Governors-General of India. Lord Cornwallis.
    (CORNWALLIS, Charles, first Marquess Cornwallis.) FORREST, G. W. (ed.). Selections from the State Papers of the Governors-General of India. Lord Cornwallis.

    Oxford : 1926

    First edition, first impression. This remains a vital source of information on Cornwallis and was one of the last editorial ventures of the veteran historian of India, Sir George Forrest (1845-1926), a man whose diligent work in the Indian archives "opened the way for a new type of history of British India" (ODNB). Volume I is given over entirely to... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 140904

  2. 131921
    ABBOTT, George. Views of the Forts of Bhurtpoore & Weire.

    London : 1827

    First and sole edition of this attractive celebratory record of the Siege of Bharatpur (9 December 1825-18 January 1826). "The attack on Bharatpur was successful; the great Jat fortress, a menace to British rule ever since Lord Lake failed against it twenty years before, was destroyed" (ODNB). Scarce: Copac cites British Library only among British and... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 131921

  3. The Defence of Cawnpore.
    ADYE, John. The Defence of Cawnpore.

    London : 1858

    First edition. "Gives a detailed account of three days of battle during which Cawnpore was defended, preventing the creation of an enemy outpost in General Havelock's rear. Author defends General Windham's actions. Includes dispatches" (Ladendorf). A long-serving artillery officer, first commissioned out of RMA, Woolwich, at the head of his class in... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 133264

  4. The Defence of Cawnpore.
    ADYE, John. The Defence of Cawnpore.

    London : 1858

    First edition. "Gives a detailed account of three days of battle during which Cawnpore was defended, preventing the creation of an enemy outpost in General Havelock's rear. Author defends General Windham's actions. Includes dispatches" (Ladendorf).

    A long-serving artillery officer, first commissioned out of RMA, Woolwich, at the head of his... Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 92657

  5. Very impressive large map including parts of British India, Russian Turkestan, Bokhara, Persia and Baluchistan.
    AFGHANISTAN. Very impressive large map including parts of British India, Russian Turkestan, Bokhara, Persia and Baluchistan.

    Dehra Dún : 1901

    Rare and very striking wall map of Afghanistan, dated June 1901, compiled under the orders of the Surveyors General of India Major-General Charles Strahan (1895-99) and Colonel St. George Corbet Gore (1899-1904): an online search of institutional libraries records copies at just 3 institutional libraries world-wide (British Library, Wisconsin and Bayerische... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 129882

  6. The First Five Chapters of the Taubatu-n-Nasûh (of M. Nazir Ahmed).
    AHMAD, Nazir. The First Five Chapters of the Taubatu-n-Nasûh (of M. Nazir Ahmed).

    London : 1890

    Actually the first edition, the work's status as a second relates to the earlier publication of the complete Taubat (under the title The Repentance of Nussooh) without such thorough scholarly apparatus. The present edition of the first five chapters being "intended for students who have a comparatively short time at their disposal in preparing for examinantion.... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 94792

  7. The Journey of Augustus Raymond Margary.
    ALCOCK, Sir Rutherford. The Journey of Augustus Raymond Margary.

    London : 1876

    Second edition of this account of British diplomat and explorer Augustus Raymond Margary's journey to explore overland trade routes between British India and China. The first edition was also published in 1876, that is, the year following the murder of Margary and his entire staff, which sparked the Margary Affair, leading to the Chefoo Convention.... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 118131

  8. The Sikhs and Afghans,
    ALI, Shahamat. The Sikhs and Afghans,

    London : 1846

    First edition of this unusual and uncommon travelogue of the north-west frontier, written by the expedition leader's Indian-born munshi and inscribed by him to the earl of Shaftesbury. A highly desirable copy, unopened, unrestored in the original cloth, and with an appealing association. The title is fairly well represented institutionally, but commercially... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 139555

  9. The English in Western India;
    ANDERSON, Philip. The English in Western India;

    London : 1856

    Second edition, revised, following the first, published 1854 in Bombay, and much expanded from it. Excellent documentary history of the early years of English settlement in the west of India, a "valuable work" offering "a great amount of interesting information respecting the pioneers of English dominion in India, the merchants and traders who formed... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 130140

  10. Reise in Ostindien: Ceylon, Java, China und Bengalen.
    ANDRÁSSY, Manó. Reise in Ostindien: Ceylon, Java, China und Bengalen.

    Pest : 1859

    Rare first illustrated edition and the first in German, originally published in Hungarian in 1853, containing a superb suite of hand-coloured lithographic plates by Lemercier of Paris. An outstanding account of big-game hunting in Asia. Just six copies traced worldwide in institutional libraries.

    Count Manó Andrássy (1821-1891, his name given... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 127337

  11. Journal of the Voyage to and Travels in India of Captain Joseph Hind, 26th Bengal Native Light Infantry.
    ANGLO-SIKH WARS. Journal of the Voyage to and Travels in India of Captain Joseph Hind, 26th Bengal Native Light Infantry.

    Belfast : 1914

    First and only edition, extremely uncommon with just a single copy traced at the University of Minnesota. The journal was compiled at the time from Hind's letters by his sister Amelia and was lost for some years before rediscovery in 1914. "Our father was only a young man of nineteen years of age when he went to join his Regiment in India, and therefore... Learn More
    £425.00

    Stock Code: 132795

  12. Tours in Upper India, and in Parts of the Himalaya Mountains;
    ARCHER, Edward Caulfield. Tours in Upper India, and in Parts of the Himalaya Mountains;

    London : 1833

    First edition. Late in 1827 Stapleton Cotton, Lord Combermere, the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army, undertook an extensive tour of Northern India on which Archer, a major in the 16th Lancers, accompanied him as aide de camp. "Archer's journal describes the detailed ceremonies of official visits to the King of Oudh, the Rajah of Bharatpur and the... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 107000

  13. The Library of A. Chester Beatty.
    ARNOLD, Thomas W., & J. V. S. Wilkinson (eds.) The Library of A. Chester Beatty.

    Oxford : 1936

    First edition, first impression. An enormous and finely illustrated production detailing the collection of Indian miniatures of Alfred Beatty (1875-1968), a copper mining tycoon who built up one of the world's greatest collections of western and oriental manuscripts. The cataloguing of Beatty's collection of Indian miniatures was originally undertaken... Learn More
    £2,950.00

    Stock Code: 123495

  14. Personal Records of the Kandahar Campaign by Officers engaged therein.
    ASHE, Waller. Personal Records of the Kandahar Campaign by Officers engaged therein.

    London : 1881

    First edition of an important and uncommon source for the Second Afghan War. "Major Walter sic Ashe has compiled a group of twenty-three letters written by several unnamed officers of the British Army during the Second Afghan War they focus mainly on General Burrow's disastrous defeat at Maiwand, and the consequent relief force led by General Roberts... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 112747

  15. Sketches in Afghaunistan.
    ATKINSON, James. Sketches in Afghaunistan.

    London : 1842

    First edition. Without doubt one of the finest illustrated books on Afghanistan, the plates comprising superb views on the march - Bolan Pass, Quetta, Khojak Pass, Kandahar, and Kabul - published in the wake of the disastrous First Anglo-Afghan War, a conflict that held a ghastly fascination for a British public eager for images of an unexplored country... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 131893

  16. The Indian in the Cupboard; The Return of the Indian.
    BANKS, Lynne Reid. The Indian in the Cupboard; The Return of the Indian.

    Garden City, New York; : 1980

    First US editions, The Indian in the Cupboard is lacking the inserted publisher's card stating illustrator information. First published in the UK the same year. The story of a boy who receives a plastic Indian and an old cupboard for his birthday, a gift which changes his life. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 91632

  17. Journal of a March from Delhi to Peshâwur,
    BARR, William. Journal of a March from Delhi to Peshâwur,

    London : 1844

    First and only edition of this uncommon diary account of Wade's advance on Kabul via the Punjab and Khyber Pass during the First Anglo-Afghan War. Contains a detailed description of the Sikh Empire and is appealingly illustrated with high-quality lithographic plates from Barr's own picturesque landscapes. Barr, who commanded a column of horse artillery... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 139608

  18. The Life of Edmund Musgrave Barrtelot.
    BARTTELOT, Walter George. The Life of Edmund Musgrave Barrtelot.

    London : 1890

    Third edition, published in the same year as the first. Intended by his brother as a detailed corrective to the account of Major Barttelot's conduct in command of the Rear Column, which Stanley had given in his In Darkest Africa. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 66691

  19. Diarium, oder Tage-Buch über dasjenige,
    BEHR, Johann von der. Diarium, oder Tage-Buch über dasjenige,

    Jena : 1668

    First and only edition of this fascinating account of the East Indies and Persia by a German soldier in the service of the VOC. "Behr enlisted in 1641 and sailed to Batavia about two years later he went on to serve in Java, as well as with the fleet of Johann Maetsuycker on the Malabar Coast. Apart from a voyage to Persia, Behr spent four of his six... Learn More
    £6,750.00

    Stock Code: 141776

  20. The Annexation of the Punjaub, and the Maharajah Duleep Singh.
    BELL, Thomas Evans. The Annexation of the Punjaub, and the Maharajah Duleep Singh.

    London : 1882

    First edition. "Bell describes the circumstances under which annexation was made and also the activities and role of Maharaja Dalip Singh as the last ruler based on original sources. Punjab papers of 1849 have been extensively used Appendix A contains extracts from the Blue Books and Appendix B from Letters and articles from the Times" (Chopra). Bell... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 107636

  21. The History of Cholera in India from 1862 to 1881
    BELLEW, Henry Walter. The History of Cholera in India from 1862 to 1881

    London : 1885

    First edition thus of this important contribution to the literature of the disease. The conclusions of this substantial work, based on painstaking statistical surveys, are considered among the best-judged of the period, and remain epidemiologically sound.

    "The almost invariable validity of Bellew's general statements on locality and climate... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 82407

  22. Correspondence between the Government of India and the Secretary of State in Council,
    BENGAL FAMINE. Correspondence between the Government of India and the Secretary of State in Council,

    London : 1874

    First editions of this important series of official correspondence between the government of India and the Secretary of State for India, initially the Duke of Argyll and subsequently the Earl of Salisbury, concerning the famine in Bengal (1873-74). Sir Richard Temple, India's finance minister, "was instrumental in organizing the distribution of food... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 112007

  23. New boys.
    BENTLEY, Nicolas. New boys.

    [1960s]

    A school bully looms superciliously over the Pakistani contingent of the new school intake. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 100809

  24. Historical Researches on the Origin and Principles of the Bauddha [sic] and Jaina Religions:
    BIRD, James. Historical Researches on the Origin and Principles of the Bauddha [sic] and Jaina Religions:

    Bombay : 1847

    First and sole edition. An important early work in the transmission of information about the celebrated Buddhist caves of western India, which Bird saw as repositories of universal value, mindful of "the duty imposed on us, as a nation, to preserve these relics of ancient art". Inevitably scarce, as just 59 subscribers contributed towards the expense... Learn More
    £6,250.00

    Stock Code: 129805

  25. The Ganges and the Seine:
    BLANCHARD, Sidney Laman. The Ganges and the Seine:

    London : 1862

    First edition, an attractive copy of this scarce collection of travel writings, some first published in Dickens's Household Words or All the Year Round, most appearing for the first time, five copies only traced in British and Irish libraries. There are general pieces on Indian agriculture and infrastructure and British settlement, and others on the... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 143441

  26. Wazirforce 1919-1920. Fifty Five Sketches.
    BORROWMAN, Charles Gordon, Captain. Wazirforce 1919-1920. Fifty Five Sketches.

    [Dera Ismail Khan : c.1920

    First and only edition, extremely uncommon Library Hub records copies at Oxford and IWM only, no copies on WorldCat. Cartoons of officers involved in the Waziristan Campaign of 1919-20 by a participant, each identified, some with an additional humorous caption. The work of Capt. Borrowman of the 4th Gurkha Rifles, self-portrait here with drawing board,... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 108973

  27. Halfway to Freedom.
    BOURKE-WHITE, Margaret. Halfway to Freedom.

    New York : 1949

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the half-title, "Horace Sutton, Remembering a pleasant evening when I was halfway heard on Halfway to Freedom. Cordially, Margaret Bourke-White"; a particularly attractive provenance as Sutton (1919-1991) was one of the pre-eminent American travel writers of his day, credited... Learn More
    £985.00

    Stock Code: 141291

  28. In the "Sunbeam" R.Y.S.
    BRASSEY, Sir Thomas. In the "Sunbeam" R.Y.S.

    [London] : [1914]

    First and sole edition of this scarce pamphlet, Library Hub citing just two locations among British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, Cambridge), WorldCat adds only San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park; Brassey's compliments slip (dated June 1914) loosely inserted.

    Brassey (1836-1918) concludes his breezy narrative with a chapter... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 128616

  29. Letters written in a Mahratta Camp during the Year 1809,
    BROUGHTON, Thomas Duer. Letters written in a Mahratta Camp during the Year 1809,

    London : 1813

    First edition, an excellently preserved copy in boards, handsome and uncommon thus. Contains Broughton's account of the Marathas, including detailed observations on various Hindu and Islamic festivals and religious ceremonies. The book is notable as the only British book on India to be illustrated entirely after drawings by an Indian artist, and also... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 131663

  30. Nouvelles Illustrations de Zoologie … New Illustrations of Zoology,
    BROWN, Peter. Nouvelles Illustrations de Zoologie … New Illustrations of Zoology,

    London : 1776

    First edition. This is a very well coloured copy of a book which often suffers from indifferent colouring. Peter Brown (fl. 1758-1799), thought to be Danish, was court painter to the Prince of Wales. It is not certain if he studied as a pupil of Georg Ehret (1708-1770), the famous botanical artist from Germany, but he was most certainly influenced by... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 111330

  31. "On Guard," being Extracts from the Journal of an Indian Subaltern.
    BRYANS, James William, & Staff Sergeant Beatson. "On Guard," being Extracts from the Journal of an Indian Subaltern.

    London : 1882

    First editions of both of these titles, here bound together, are uncommon, Library Hub shows just three of the former and four of the latter title, WorldCat adds no further copies. Nisbet was published largely for the evangelical and juvenile markets, and this little volume is no exception, combining elements of both. The first relates the conversion... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 70434

  32. Notes on Hindu Astronomy and the History of our Knowledge of it.
    BURGESS, James. Notes on Hindu Astronomy and the History of our Knowledge of it.

    Hertford : 1893

    An uncommon offprint by the mathematician and archaeologist James Burgess (1832-1916), a presentation copy inscribed by the author on the upper wrapper, "with the author's compliments, June 1898" and bound together with a 2-page autograph letter signed on Indian astronomy, in particular the "lunar mansion" Pushya, and its principal star. WorldCat locates... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 132960

  33. A Narrative of a Visit to the Court of Sinde;
    BURNES, James. A Narrative of a Visit to the Court of Sinde;

    Edinburgh : 1831

    First UK edition, published two years after the unprocurable Bombay edition of 1829, which was privately printed "for the perusal of the author's friends". Uncommon, with three copies only traced at auction, and nine in UK libraries (including copies with Robert Cadell, the publisher, substituted in the imprint for Stark, the printer).

    Burnes... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 117154

  34. The Revolt in Central India 1857-59.
    BURTON, R. G. The Revolt in Central India 1857-59.

    Simla : 1908

    First and sole edition, 1, 500 copies printed and classified for official use only, this copy stamped "415" at head of the title page. "A narrative account of the revolt in Central India, the whole tract between the Jumna and Narbasda rivers including Rajputana, compiled from official dispatches and reports. Major concern is with the military suppression... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 140748

  35. Four autograph Indian recipes:
    BURTON, Richard F. Four autograph Indian recipes:

    [c.1850]

    A brief but fascinating list of Indian recipes attesting to Burton's absorption of the culture of the subcontinent. Burton's father was a colonel in the Indian Army and in 1842 finally "acquiesced to his son's requests and purchased a commission for him in the Bombay army. Burton arrived in India on 28 October 1842 and was posted to the 18th regiment... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 127294

  36. Travels and Adventures in the Province of Assam, during a Residence of Fourteen Years.
    BUTLER, John. Travels and Adventures in the Province of Assam, during a Residence of Fourteen Years.

    1855

    First edition. Butler was a major in the Company's 55th Bengal Native Infantry and served as the Principal Assistant to the Governor General on the North East Frontier of Assam. His purpose here is to describe "the habits, customs, and manners of the remaining wild tribes of the hills, viz., Anghamee Nagahs, Kookies, Meekirs, and Rengma Nagahs, with... Learn More
    £625.00

    Stock Code: 46545

  37. The Road to Oxiana.
    BYRON, Robert. The Road to Oxiana.

    London : 1937

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Sir Denison Ross, in memory of much help with this book and many others, from, Robert Byron". A superb association, the distinguished linguist and orientalist Sir Denison Ross (1871-1940) was professor of Persian at University College, London... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 79960

  38. The Life of Baber, Emperor of Hindostan.
    CALDECOTT, R.M. The Life of Baber, Emperor of Hindostan.

    1844

    First edition, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "Mrs. J. Watson with the Author's love, Jan. 1st. 1847", and with his extensive marginal annotations and amplifications throughout. Essentially an abridgement of Leyden and Erskine's translation of Baber's autobiography with "many geographical descriptions... altered... Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 39882

  39. Narrative by Major-General John Campbell, C.B. of his Operations in the Hill Tracts of Orissa for the Suppression of Human Sacrifices and Female Infanticide.
    CAMPBELL, John, Major-General. Narrative by Major-General John Campbell, C.B. of his Operations in the Hill Tracts of Orissa for the Suppression of Human Sacrifices and Female Infanticide.

    London : 1861

    First edition, uncommon, just 3 copies on Library Hub. Campbell's version of events in Khondistan initiated a sharp controversy with William Macpherson, brother of Major Samuel Charters Macpherson, who edited the latter's correspondence for publication in 1865. Major Macpherson disagreed totally with Campbell as to the best methods to pursue in the... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 71799

  40. A Reply to the Strictures of the Edinburgh Review;
    CAMPBELL, Lawrence Dundas. A Reply to the Strictures of the Edinburgh Review;

    London : 1808

    Third edition. This work is a reply to an allegedly "unprecedented attack" on Richard Wellesley's administration as Governor-General of Bengal by the Edinburgh Review in 1807. The Edinburgh Review published a review of Robert Orme's Historical Fragments of the Mogul Empire (1805) in which the editors "passed some strictures on the general policy of... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 118093

  41. Observations on the Passage to India through Egypt,
    CAPPER, James. Observations on the Passage to India through Egypt,

    London : 1783

    First edition. Capper was educated at Harrow and joined the army of the East India Company "in His Majesty's Train of Artillery in the East Indies, First as a soldier cadet and later as an officer. He was then for a while a free merchant in Bengal before becoming in 1768 a captain in the Madras army and in 1769 senior writer for the presidency of Bengal... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 88377

  42. The White Mutiny. A Forgotten Episode in the History of the Indian Army.
    CARDEW, Sir Alexander. The White Mutiny. A Forgotten Episode in the History of the Indian Army.

    London : 1929

    First edition. Detailed account of a little remembered incident of Indian history. Sir George Hilaro Barlow, having been made Governor of Madras, arrived in India, and "By his repellent manners he began by turning every one against him, and then quarrelled with the leading men, both of the army and civil service" (DNB). He abolished the monthly allowance... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 69378

  43. Death of a Witch.
    CARSTAIRS, G. M. Death of a Witch.

    London : 1983

    First edition, first impression of this anthropological study of Sujarupa, a village in Rajasthan, between 1950 and 1981. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author "For Mary, invaluable reader of imperfect chapters, from Morris", together with a laid-in postcard from the author, informing the recipient of Carstairs's appointment as vice-chancellor... Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 116344

  44. Face of Asia.
    CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri Face of Asia.

    New York : 1972

    First edition, first printing. Signed by Cartier-Bresson on the half title. Cartier-Bresson's stunning photographs were taken over a period of twenty years, capturing daily life as well as historical upheavals, such as Gandhi's death or the transition of China into The People's Republic. Countries covered are Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Uzbekistan, Mongolia,... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 141594

  45. Face of Asia.
    CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri. Face of Asia.

    New York : 1972

    First edition, first printing, published simultaneously in Canada and preceding the French and UK editions. Cartier-Bresson's stunning photographs were taken over a period of twenty years, capturing daily life as well as historical upheavals, such as Gandhi's death or the transition of China into The People's Republic. Countries covered are Turkey,... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 143800

  46. One Hundred Years' History of The 2nd Batt. West India Regiment.
    CAULFEILD, James E.W.S., Colonel. One Hundred Years' History of The 2nd Batt. West India Regiment.

    London : 1898

    First and only edition. Extremely uncommon, just two locations, BL and Kensington and Chelsea library, on WorldCat. "The narrative covers the period stated in uniform detail. It has good coverage of several little-known operations in the West Indies and in West Africa" (Perkins). Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 103997

  47. A Treatise wherein is demonstrated, I. That the East-India trade is the most national of all foreign trades.
    CHILD, Sir Josiah. A Treatise wherein is demonstrated, I. That the East-India trade is the most national of all foreign trades.

    London : 1681

    First edition of this defence of the East India Company, one of two issues, the other one printed by J. R. for the Honourable the East India Company. Josiah Child, Chairman and virtual ruler of the East-India company for many years, aimed to aggrandise the company by extending its political power, and to restrict any competition. In the present essay... Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 127201

  48. A Collection of Voyages and Travels,
    CHURCHILL, Awnsham & John. A Collection of Voyages and Travels,

    London : 1732

    Second, enlarged edition, of one of the great voyage collections, originally issued by the brothers Awnsham and John Churchill in four volumes in 1704 with the advice and encouragement of the philosopher John Locke. Hill describes it as "a very valuable collection, both for its range of coverage and for the fact that it gives the original accounts".... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 50373

  49. India.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. India.

    London : 1931

    First edition, wrappered issue, of this collection of Churchill's speeches on India, its place within the British Empire, and its potential self-governance.

    The 1930s are characterized as Churchill's wilderness years, with his unrelenting opposition to Hitler being seen as main cause for his ostracism. However "another, and earlier reason lay... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 143440

  50. India.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. India.

    London : 1931

    First edition, first impression, the rare case-bound "library" issue, of this collection of Churchill's speeches on India, its place within the British Empire, and its potential self-governance.

    The book was issued in both wrappers at one shilling and the present cloth in two shillings, although the latter was intended primarily for libraries.... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 145704

  51. Life of the Honourable Mountstuart Elphinstone.
    COLEBROOKE, Sir Thomas Edward. Life of the Honourable Mountstuart Elphinstone.

    London : 1884

    First edition. Elphinstone (1779-1859) was appointed to the East India Company through family influence, and arrived in Calcutta in 1796. He developed a strong interest in Indian literature and politics, and became proficient in Persian. In 1819, after postings in Afghanistan and Poona, he became governor of the recently acquired territory that became... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 121130

  52. With the Kurram Field Force, 1878-79.
    COLQUHOUN, James Andrew Sutherland, Major. With the Kurram Field Force, 1878-79.

    London : 1881

    First edition. An excellent account of the formation and operations of General Roberts's expeditionary force. Captain Colquhoun, arrived only in time for the action on Peiwar Kotal, but compiled a detailed account of the preparation of the force and its advance from the diary of Major Collett, the assistant quartermaster-general. Colquhoun, a Royal... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 127107

  53. Letters from B.A.C.
    COMBE, Boyce Albert. Letters from B.A.C.

    London : 1880

    First and sole edition of this important eyewitness account of the Second Afghan War, privately printed in a putative edition of 25 copies only, with the ownership inscription of the author's mother on a preliminary blank: "Eliza Combe, Jan: 1881". Library Hub cites copies at only two British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, Oxford), WorldCat... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 127470

  54. A Narrative of the Conduct of the Tea-Dealers, During the Late Sale of Teas at the India House.
    COMMITTEE OF TEA-DEALERS. A Narrative of the Conduct of the Tea-Dealers, During the Late Sale of Teas at the India House.

    London : 1785

    First edition, one of two states of the title (the other being for T. Cadell in the Strand, no priority established). Written at a time of public anger at the price and quality of teas, this pamphlet sought to vindicate the conduct of the tea-dealers, and direct public feeling against the East-India Company directors, following a controversial auction... Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 124634

  55. The Rise, Progress, and Present Condition of Banking in India.
    COOKE, Charles Northcote. The Rise, Progress, and Present Condition of Banking in India.

    Calcutta : 1863

    First edition of the first book on the history of modern Indian banking. The author had joined the Bank of Bengal in the 1830s. Though the East India Company had set up a simple deposit bank in Madras as early as 1683, modern Indian banking began in 1806, with the establishment of the Bank of Calcutta. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 50608

  56. A Voyage to India.
    CORDINER, James. A Voyage to India.

    Aberdeen : 1820

    First edition of Cordiner's highly uncommon second book, an appealing, informative, and breezy narrative describing his life in the East - the Cape, Bombay, Madras and Colombo.

    James Cordiner (17751836) was a Scottish Episcopal clergyman, "in 1797, while still a divinity student, he was appointed to superintend the Military Male Orphan Asylum... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 135155

  57. Letters and sketches of Francis T. Warre Cornish, late 17th Bengal Lancers
    CORNISH, Francis T. Warre. Letters and sketches of Francis T. Warre Cornish, late 17th Bengal Lancers

    Eton : 1902

    First edition. Francis Thackeray Warre Cornish (1871-1901) served with the 17th Bengal Lancers.

    Decidedly uncommon: Library Hub cites copies at only two British and Irish institutional libraries (British Library and Cambridge); WorldCat adds six locations British Columbia, Chicago, Minnesota, Bryn Mawr, Calgary, Pennsylvania.

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    £75.00

    Stock Code: 74644

  58. Nine Years on the North-West Frontier of India,
    COTTON, Sir Sydney. Nine Years on the North-West Frontier of India,

    London : 1868

    First edition, this in some sort of prize issue, with a school prize inscription to the front free endpaper, elaborated cloth decorations, gilt edges, and the addition of an entirely irrelevant frontispiece.

    Cotton arrived in India as a cornet without purchase in the 22nd Light Dragoons, becoming lieutenant in 1812. On the disbandment of the... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 91534

  59. Standing Orders for the Bengal Native Infantry,
    COTTON, Stapleton, 1st Viscount Combermere. Standing Orders for the Bengal Native Infantry,

    Calcutta : 1828

    Extremely uncommon, Library Hub shows a "second edition" of 1840 at BL and NLS, and a further edition of 1846 in BL; WorldCat lists copies of the present edition in Library of Congress and University of Pennsylvania. With a series of ownership inscriptions to the front pastedown: Lieut. H. O. Kedwick 67th regiment; Lieut. Frederick Rainsford, interpreter... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 69256

  60. Oriental Repertory.
    DALRYMPLE, Alexander. Oriental Repertory.

    London : 1791[-97]

    First edition, first issue, large paper copy, from the stated print-run of 250 copies only, of this valuable compilation of researches into the history, culture, topography, commerce and natural history of India, Burma, Cochinchina, and China, consisting mostly of reports, charts and translation produced by agents of the East India Company, including... Learn More
    £19,500.00

    Stock Code: 115902

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