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(INDIA; PUNJAB.) General Report upon the Administration of the Punjab Proper,
Lahore : 1854First Lahore edition, rare; a Calcutta edition was published in the preceding year. Following the Second Sikh War (1848-49) the Punjab was officially annexed by the East India Company and this highly-detailed volume was the first of a series of reports published by the Punjab Government, forming an important primary source for the history of the region... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 141013
(INDIA; PUNJAB.) The Board of Economic Enquiry, Punjab. Pamphlet No. 1.
Lahore : 1936First edition, rare, with no copies traced from an online search of institutional libraries. This rather vulnerable publication was clearly produced in very small numbers and was published in the wake of the Sterling Crisis of 1931, when Britain unilaterally abandoned the gold standard. In his preface, E. D. Lucas, acting secretary to the Board, writes,... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 140922
(INDIA; TREATIES.) A Collection of Treaties, Engagements and Sanads
Calcutta : 1931Fifth iteration of this important collection of treaties and sanads or deeds granted to the rulers of princely states confirming them in their role, in return for their allegiance to Britain; inevitably scarce, the printer's code shows that 665 copies were printed. As a competition wallah Aitchison (1832-1896) went out to India in September 1856, narrowly... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 140885
(INDIA) A Souvenir from The Pipe Band, Punjab Constabulary.
Lahore : 1950Unique album presented to Sgt. J. R. Cockburn, Royal Scots, "in appreciation of the keen interest taken in training those members of the Pipe Band... whose photographs appear in this album", signed by Brian St. Clair Allum as commandant. A splendid record, a memento of the post-colonial persistence of the pipes in South Asia.
The members portrayed... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 141917
(INDIA.) O'BRIEN, Edward. Glossary of the Multani Language compared with Punjabi and Sindhi.
Lahore : 1881First edition, rare: Copac lists only 4 copies (British Library, Edinburgh, Oxford, SOAS), not recorded in OCLC. The author, Edward O'Brien "of the Indian Civil Service", had served in India for many years as the New Army List for 1871 notes that he was appointed to his post in 1863. His book was the standard reference work and reprinted in 1903. Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 102131
ELSMIE, George Robert. Thirty-five Years in the Punjab, 1858-1893.
Edinburgh : 1908First edition. "Reconstructed from letters to his mother and a personal diary, Elsmie fashioned a significant account of his administrative, judicial, and fiscal duties at numerous stations throughout the Punjab" (Riddick). An uncommon, and important account of the civilian administration of India by one of the last graduates of the East India Company... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 103534
ORLICH, Leopold von. Travels in India, including Sinde and the Punjab.
London : 1845First edition in English, same year as the first German, an exceptional association copy, from the personal library of the earl of Ellenborough, who was Governor General at the time of the events described. It is uncommon in the cloth.
Orlich (1804-60) was a Prussian officer in the Emperor Alexander Regiment who sought permission to join the... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 139592
CHALMERS, John. Letters,
Edinburgh : 1904First edition of Chalmers' letters, sent home from the Mutiny, which "were found after 50 years and published unaltered" (Ladendorf). "Chalmers went out to India in 1849 in the employ of the E.I.C. He served as a civil engineer and raised a regiment in the Punjab during the Mutiny. Served at Dehli and commanded the ladder party with Nicholson's column.... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 133341
BELL, Thomas Evans. The Annexation of the Punjaub, and the Maharajah Duleep Singh.
London : 1882First 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
BELLEW, Henry Walter. The History of Cholera in India from 1862 to 1881
London : 1885First 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
GRIFFIN, Lepel H., & Charles Francis Massy. Collection of three works on the rulers of the Punjab, handsomely bound in matching style.
Lahore and Allahabad, : 1870 - 1890A genuinely rare opportunity to acquire these three highly elusive monographs on the ruling families of the Punjab, each a remarkable work of exhaustive research written or inspired by Lepel H. Griffin, one of the most colourful officials in nineteenth century British India, the man described by his fellow Indian administrator, Sir Walter Lawrence,... Learn More£12,000.00
Stock Code: 140157
RUGGLES, J., Major-General. Recollections of a Lucknow Veteran 1845-1876.
London : 1906First edition of this uncommon memoir. "Ruggles wrote this some 60 years after the Mutiny and relies on Martin Gubbins's work An Account of the Mutinies in Oude 1858 together with Ruggles's own notes. When the book was written there were still at least 25 survivors at the Lucknow Dinner" (Sorsky). Ruggles served with the 19th Punjabis, originally raised... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 139224
RIBBENTROP, Berthold. Hints on Arboriculture in the Panjab;
Lahore : 1873First edition of this uncommon work, inscribed "With best regards Berthold Ribbentrop". The author, an influential German forestry expert, was instrumental in the establishment of the forestry administration, initially out of military and economic considerations, but which over time came to have considerable ecological and environmental impact. Ribbentrop... Learn More£1,950.00
Stock Code: 136333
(INDIAN ARMY.) History of the 2nd Punjab Infantry, 1849-1888.
Calcutta : 1889First edition of this rare unit history, "not seen" by the assiduous bibliographer of regimental histories, Roger Perkins. A second edition, of c.1903, is traceable institutionally by the copies at India Office Library/National Army Museum and National Museums Scotland (lacking the title page) only. This copy with an excellent provenance, a note at... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 140989
LEE, John Fitzgerald, & Captain Frederick Walter Radcliffe. The Indian Mutiny.
Rawalpindi : c.1901First and only edition, extremely uncommon, Copac shows Oxford only, OCLC adds copies at the universities of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Carefully researched and well written digested history of the Mutiny published for officers attempting to pass Staff College. The spectacular folding table, which opens 725 x 335 mm, offers a tabulation of events month... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 110425
MACKINNON, Daniel Henry. Military Service and Adventures in the Far East:
1847First edition of this extremely uncommon and highly desirable account of service in India and Afghanistan with the 16th lancers. Three copies only on COPAC; OCLC adds just five more. Daniel Henry Mackinnon (1813-1884) served with the 16th lancers in the First Afghan War under Lord Keane, present at the siege and capture of Ghazni (Medal); also served... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 68932
(TAYLOR, Reynell.) PARRY, E. Gambier. Reynell Taylor C.B. C.S.I.
London : 1888First edition. Uncommon memoir of a lengthy, and illustrious civil and military career in India. In 1841, Taylor was gazetted from Sandhurst - where his father was lieutenant-colonel - as Cornet and posted to the 11th Bengal Cavalry. "He first saw service in the Gwalior War of 1843, and at the close of the war was appointed to the bodyguard. In the... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 86211
SHADWELL, L. The Life of Colin Campbell, Lord Clyde.
Edinburgh & London : 1881First edition of this "detailed memoir" (Ladendorf), sanctioned by Campbell's trustees and the foundation of all future biographies. Colin Campbell (1792-1863) began his varied and lengthy army career under Wellington's forces in Portugal during the Peninsular War. Over the next half century, he would see active service in the West Indies, China, Hong... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 139190
ELPHINSTONE, Mountstuart. An Account of the Kingdom of Caubul and its Dependencies in Persia, Tartary, and India.
London : 1815First edition of this superbly detailed regional study, compiled by the ambassador, and which continued to inform British policy on the north-western frontier until the 1840s, well-illustrated by a series of costume plates, which are closer to individuated portraits than the "types" usually encountered in such works.
Elphinstone stands out as... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 105235
THORNTON, James Edward. Memories of Seven Campaigns.
Westminster : 1895First edition, the dedication copy, with a two-page note from the author to Col. Arthur Egerton, comptroller of the household of the Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, expressing the hope that the Duke will "be pleased to accept the volume now forwarded through you". Dr. Thornton ended his wide-ranging career as Deputy Surgeon-General of the Indian Medical... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 81512
MACKENZIE, [Helen Catharine]. Life in the Mission, the Camp, and the Zenáná;
London : 1854Second edition, following the first of 1853, of this entertaining and revealing narrative of a woman in the Punjab in the 1840s, presented here in a most handsome binding, with two plates lithographed by the author.
"Helen Mackenzie 1819-1910 was the second wife of Brigadier Colin Mackenzie, veteran of the first Afghan War of 1838-1842 and hero... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 133765
(EDWARDES, Sir Herbert.) RUSKIN, John. Bibliotheca Pastorum. Vol. IV. A Knight's Faith.
Orpington, Kent : 1885First edition of Ruskin's "most sustained commentary on both imperialism and India" (Patrick Brantlinger, "A postindustrial prelude to postcolonialism: John Ruskin, William Morris, and Gandhism", Critical Inquiry, vol. 22, no. 3, p. 470). "The following pages are in substance little more than grouped extracts of some deeply interesting passages in the... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 113913
TROTTER, Lionel J. The Life of John Nicholson. Soldier and Administrator.
London : 1898Sixth edition of the standard biography of "the saviour of Delhi", brigadier-general John Nicholson. Nicholson first served in Afghanistan, where he was ambushed as a member of Ghazni's garrison. Leading the trapped men, Nicholson did not lose heart after "fighting against odds" for several days (ODNB). After his captors transferred him to Kabul he... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 81520
EDWARDES, Sir Herbert Benjamin. Memorials of the Life and Letters,
London : 1886First edition, presentation copy from the author, inscribed warmly across the half-title in each volume, "Percy Alderson from Lady Herbert Edwardes in Memory of the first step into the well-trodden field of Military Life. December 1893, Brighton", and quoting stanzas two, five, seven and eight from Longfellow's "A Psalm of Life" (1838).
Uncommon,... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 137806
(GAISFORD, Gilbert.) A Soldier Civilian.
London : 1900First and sole edition of this rare memoir of a model frontier officer; an online search of institutional libraries locates one copy only, at the British Library; inscribed on the frontispiece recto, "M. Hodson with love from M. D. Spence, in memory of her friend G. Gaisford. Simla. Augu. 1900".
Gaisford (1849-1898) was born in India, the son... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 140688
LAWRENCE, Henry Montgomery. Some Passages in the Life of an Adventurer in the Punjab.
Delhi : 1842First edition, extremely uncommon, just two copies - BL and Oxford - on Copac, OCLC adds five more - NYPL, Yale, Harvard, universities of Minnesota and Missouri. One of the earliest commercial productions of this press, all Delhi imprints before 1850 are uncommon. Excellent copy of Lawrence's "fictionalised memoirs of Colonel Bellasis who joined the... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 107518
ELSMIE, George Robert. Field-Marshal Sir Donald Stewart.
London : 1903First edition, first impression, of the only biography of Field Marshal Sir Donald Stewart (1824-1900), who succeeded Sir Frederick Haines as commander-in-chief India in 1881, remaining in the post until retirement in 1885. The author, G. R. Elsmie, a long time civil servant in the Punjab, was considered competent, modest and a good-humoured author,... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 142114
PRINSEP, Henry Thoby. Origin of the Sikh Power in the Punjab, and the Political Life of Muha-Raja Runjeet Singh,
Calcutta : 1834First and only contemporary edition of this highly authentic account, based on probably the most accurate first-hand report on the life and times of Ranjit Singh. The portrait of the maharajah was taken from the life by a noted Indian portraitist and engraved by the Indian master-engraver of the Calcutta mint. Extremely uncommon on the market, no auction... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 139506
HÜGEL, Carl Freiherrn von. Travels in Kashmir and the Panjab,
London : 1845First edition of this English translation, a narrative travelogue from the finest and most detailed study of the region made during the nineteenth century. Possessed of a short but select list of subscribers, including Mountstuart Elphinstone, Capt. Beaufort, Pottinger, Prinsep, Claude Wade, Malcolm, and Vigne, this work is uncommon on the market, just... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 139471
EDWARDES, Sir Herbert Benjamin. Memorials of the Life and Letters,
London : 1886First edition of this uncommon and important source, this a fine association copy with a distinguished provenance: from the library of Field Marshal Sir Neville Bowles Chamberlain (1820-1902), who is mentioned several times in the present work, with his armorial bookplate in each volume. At 17 Chamberlain was commissioned ensign in the Bengal army and... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 140465
VIGNE, Godfrey Thomas. A Personal Narrative of a Visit to Ghuzni, Kabul, and Afghanistan,
London : 1840First edition, a second followed in 1843. This is an attractively illustrated and entertaining narrative of travels in Afghanistan that was keenly read by the players of the Great Game, and includes a brief vocabulary "from the language of Kaffiristan".
Vigne (1801-1863) was from a line of London Huguenot merchants whose wealth derived from... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 131821
STRANGE, T. Bland. Gunner Jingo's Jubilee.
London : 1894Second edition, as stated on the half-title and by a short note at the end of the preface remarking, "in correcting this Second Edition, I have to thank my old comrade, Major-General F. T. Whinyates, R. A., for his kind correction of many slipshod mistakes, but much slang has been left for which he is not responsible"; first published the preceding... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 140439
(THOMAS, George.) FRANCKLIN, William. Military Memoirs of Mr. George Thomas,
Calcutta : 1803The Calcutta quarto, the true first edition preceding the London octavo edition by two years. Memoirs of the Irish freelance who became self-declared "dictator in all the countries belonging to the Sikhs south of the Sutlej". A handsome production.
Born in Tipperary, Thomas arrived in Madras in 1781, possibly as a deserter from the Royal Navy.... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 113334
PARKINSON, Yehya-en-Nasr. Muslim Chivalry.
Rangoon : 1909First and only edition, extremely uncommon: Copac cites BL only among British and Irish institutional libraries, OCLC adds Northwestern, Chicago and Cleveland Public Libraries. John Yehya-en-Nasr Parkinson (1874-1918) was a Scottish Muslim poet, essayist and critic. "Born John Parkinson, he adopted the name Yehya-en-Nasr after privately converting to... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 118377
SMYTH, George Carmichael. A History of the Reigning Family of Lahore,
Calcutta : 1847First edition. Institutionally well-represented, but only one copy at auction in the last 40 years. Smyth "had been in India for twenty-six years and could claim to be well-informed" (Khurana, British Historiography on the Sikh Power in the Punjab, p96). He explains in his introduction that he was encouraged to write the book by George Broadfoot, at... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 76975
ALI, Shahamat. The Sikhs and Afghans,
London : 1846First 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