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INDIAN ARMY. History of the 4th Regiment, Punjab Infantry.
Calcutta : 1894First and sole edition of this rare regimental history, this with a particularly enticing provenance: neat marginal pencil markings at pages 28, 30 and 31 draw attention to a Jamadar Jowalla Singh, who during the storming of Lucknow was mentioned in despatches when he "distinguished himself considerably in leading on his men to the capture of a gun".... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 141000
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
INDIAN ALMANAC. The Madras Almanac and Compendium of Intelligence for 1845.
1845First edition. These local vade mecums, annual publications produced using local materials, are inevitably uncommon on the market. Although substantial at around c.700 pages, they have a low survival rate. That they were retained after their supersession is demonstrated by the fact that this copy has the presentation inscription dated in 1849 of the... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 66430
INDIAN NATIONAL ARMY - DESAI, Bhulabhai J. I.N.A. Defence.
Bombay & Delhi : 1946 & [1945?]Two contemporary publications of the address delivered by Desai in defence of the members of the Indian National Army on trial for treason, both produced around the same time (December 1945-January 1946). Scarce, the Congress Publication Board edition shows only one location on Library Hub (BL), the INA defence committee edition shows three.
In... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 129778
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
CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. L'America
c1788An attractive map of the Americas including most of the Pacific Ocean, showing an early depiction of the whole of New Zealand and the routes of Captain Cooke's three voyages. A splendid, large decorative cartouche is seen depicting a female indian holding an arrow surrounded by various wild animals. Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 52510
CARDEW, Sir Alexander. The White Mutiny. A Forgotten Episode in the History of the Indian Army.
London : 1929First 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
GRANT, Anne. Memoirs of an American Lady:
London : 1808First edition, an appealing copy in the original boards with an excellent association, of the author's best-known work, "a fascinating document in cultural history" (Orlando), comprising a childhood autobiography and a biography of the titular "American Lady", Catalina Schuyler, a Dutch-American woman who had a great influence on Grant's education and... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 137443
NAPIER, Charles James, & William Francis Patrick Napier (ed.) Defects, Civil and Military, of the Indian Government.
London : 1853First edition, family association copy. Ownership inscription of George Thomas Napier, brother of both Charles James Napier and his editor William Francis Patrick Napier. Charles James Napier had been Commander in Chief in India, and had resigned after a disagreement with Lord Dalhousie, the governor-general; the book is a vindication of his actions,... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 122130
JAMAICA; AMERICAN JUDAICA. Douglass & Aikman's Almanack and Register for the Island of Jamaica:
Kingston : 1781This extremely scarce almanac includes, at the conclusion of the calendar proper, the names of the holidays and the months printed in both English and Hebrew types. This page represents one of the very earliest specimens of Hebrew type in a publication produced in the Western Hemisphere intended for the use of Jews.
The calendar appears on the... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 82190
LA ROCHEFOUCAULD-LIANCOURT, François-Alexandre-Frédéric, duc de. Voyage dans les États-Unis d'Amérique,
Paris : An VII de la République First edition, presentation copy of this important account of travels in the United States and Canada during the last decade of the 18th century, inscribed by the author's son, François XIII, duc de La Rochefoucauld (1765-1848), to Edward Livingston, who served as US Secretary of State in 1831-3: "Offert a M. Edouard Livingston envoyé extraordinnaire... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 114358
BLANCHARD, Sidney Laman. The Ganges and the Seine:
London : 1862First 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
MOLL, Herman. Atlas Geographus: or, a Compleat System of Geography, Ancient and Modern...
London : 1712First edition in book form, volume III of five, covering Asia, complete in itself and with all listed maps, charts, plates and tables, including maps of Arabia, Persia, India, China, East Indies, Japan, Tartary and Independent Tartary. The complete set of five volumes is notably scarce, and individual volumes highly uncommon. "In 1711, Moll founded... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 94077
ZATTA, Antonio La Pensilvania, la Nouva York, il Jersey settentrionale, con la parte occidentale del Connecticut, Massachussets Bay e l'Irochesia
1785A beautiful map of the Eastern Great lakes, from Lake Huron at top left to New York on the lower right hand corner. The statelines and borders of Indian Territory are shown. Antonio Zatta was one of the leading cartographers and publishers of the time, and his Atlante Novissimo was one of the most beautifully produced of 18th century atlases. He drew... Learn More£495.00
Stock Code: 52881
FERISHTA, & Jonathan SCOTT. Ferishta's History of Dekkan,
Shrewsbury : 1794First edition of this translation of one of the most important histories of India, by the late 16th-century Persian historian Muhammad Qasim Hindu Shah, known as Ferishta. The British orientalist Jonathan Scott (1753-1829) had it published at his own expense in his native Shrewsbury. Scott served as an officer with the East India Company and saw action... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 109136
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
TURKESTAN - WALKER, James Thomas. Turkestan and the Countries between the British and Russian Dominions.
Dehra Dún : 1883Very fine example of this rare and impressive Great Game map in its sixth and most important iteration, its four discrete sections, when combined, covering an enormous area of Central Asia extending from the head of the Persian Gulf, in the southwest, up to Lake Balkhash, in the northeast, and from Astrakhan on the Caspian, in the northwest, all the... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 127101
JACOB, George Le Grand. Western India before and during the Mutinies:
London : 1872Second edition, following the first of the previous year; presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the half-title "A little Christmas present from Major General & Miss Jacob, to Mr Poole. Dec. 24. 1879" and with two lengthy, fascinating and carefully-written authorial footnotes at pages 177 and 262.
The first of these refers to the actions... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 140775
MANDELA, Nelson. Signed ANC and Robben Island documents.
South Africa : 1963-1993Five pieces of documentation, each signed and dated by Nelson Mandela at the request of his old African National Congress comrade Natvaral 'Natoo' Babenia (1924-1999). Babenia was recruited as a saboteur in the early days of the ANC's armed wing, uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) - The Spear of the Nation - co-founded by Mandela in 1961; and the two were fellow... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 141520
JACOB, George Le Grand, Major-General. Western India before and during the Mutinies: Pictures drawn from Life.
London : 1872Second edition, one year after the first, fairly uncommon, just 9 locations for this, and two for the first on Library Hub. This copy inscribed on the half-title: "To Sir Henry Rodes Green KL.C.S.I and C.B. from his old friend The Author", initialled and dated in 1874. "I have met with no work giving full insight into the duties and responsibilities... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 112990
MASON, George Henry; ALEXANDER, William; DALVIMART, Octavien; PYNE, William Henry; D'OYLY, Charles & Thomas Williamson. The Costume of China; The Punishments of China; The Costume of the Russian Empire; The Costume of Turkey; The Costume of Great Britain; The Costumes and Customs of Modern India
London : 1800; 1801; 1803; 1804; 1804; c.1824"A most important series of books on costume" (Hardie, p. 151), this a particularly choice set - presented here in stylish period morocco bindings - of these famous colour plate books, issued by two of the most fashionable publishers of the era, William Miller and Edward Orme.
The Costume of China has plates by the accomplished stipple engraver... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 145507
THIRD AFGHAN WAR. The Third Afghan War 1919 Official Account.
Calcutta : 1926First edition, uncommon, produced in a print-run of 1, 500 copies only. "Hostilities began on 4 May 1919, when Afghan troops cut the water supply to Landī Kōtal on the Indian side of the border, and Britain retaliated by closing the Khyber Pass. It appears that the Afghans planned a concerted attack, but the forces of Sāleh Mohammad were prematurely... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 142155
[BORRADAILE, Colin.] "BEN ASSHER". A Nomad in the South Sudan.
London : 1928First edition of this scarce administrative memoir, the author noting in his Foreword that he spent two years as a political officer "in the employ of the Sudan Government". His "condescending remarks" towards the Nuer people are remarked on by Anderson & Killingray (eds) in Policing the Empire: Government, Authority and Control, 1830-1940 (Manchester... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 114459
[BORRADAILE, Colin.] "BEN ASSHER". A Nomad in the South Sudan.
London : 1928First edition of this uncommon administrative memoir, Borradaile noting in his Foreword that he spent two years as a political officer "in the employ of the Sudan Government". His "condescending remarks" towards the Nuer people are remarked on by Anderson & Killingray (eds) in Policing the Empire: Government, Authority and Control, 1830-1940 (Manchester... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 102174
AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Acts of Parliament relating to the Revolutionary period and its aftermath, 1770-1807.
London : [1770-1807]A remarkable collection of British Acts of Parliament relating to trade with the American colonies and subsequently with the fledgling republic. The collection documents the role of parliament in instigating the American Revolution through mercantilist policies, its continued assertion of its sovereignty during the War of Independence, and the ongoing... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 130669
BORY DE ST VINCENT, Jean Baptiste. Essais sur Les Isles Fortunées et L'Antique Atlantide,
Paris : First edition, an unusually fresh complete copy in handsome contemporary tree calf, of this survey of the Atlantic Islands by French naturalist Jean Baptiste Bory de Saint-Vincent (1778-1846). The "Isles Fortunees", the Blessed Isles, of the Atlantic, now understood to be the Canary Islands, were thought in classical antiquity to have been the abode... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 112168
MARSHMAN, John Clark. The Life and Times of Carey, Marshman, and Ward,
London : 1859First edition, uncommon, of this interesting account of the Baptist mission at Serampore, Bengal, by the journalist and historian John Clark Marshman (1794-1877). "In 1800 Marshman went to Serampore with his father and from 1812 directed activities of the Serampore Mission; established a paper mill, founded with his father a Bengali language newspaper,... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 102872
FIBONACCI - BONCOMPAGNI, Baldassare. Della vita e delle opere di Leonardo Pisano matematico del secolo decimoterzo. Notizie raccolte.
Rome : 1852Original offprint, giving an account of the life and works of Leonardo Pisano, better known as Fibonacci (1170-1240), whose Liber abaci (1202) was the first European work to introduce Indian and Arabian mathematics. His name is known to modern mathematicians mainly because of the Fibonacci sequence, derived from a problem in the Liber abaci.
"Much... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 121647
BEAT LITERATURE - KEROUAC, Jack; Allen Ginsberg; Herbert Huncke; William Burroughs; Gregory Corso; Bob Dylan; Patti Smith; et al. Hanuman Books series, complete.
Madras & New York : 1986-1992Very scarce complete set of the Hanuman Books series, including the rare Kerouac "Manhattan Sketches" which was withdrawn after complaints from the Kerouac estate. The books were handmade in India, with the small format based on Indian prayer books (Hanuman being the favoured Hindu deity of editors Raymond Foye and Francesco Clemente), and distributed... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 142477
DANIELL, Thomas & William. A Picturesque Voyage to India; by the way of China.
London : 1810First edition, text and plates watermarked 1808. Originally issued in ten parts, this is one of the most famous books on the scenery of China and India to come out of the Golden Age of British aquatint. In 1784, Thomas Daniell (1749-1840) "received permission from the East India Company to travel as 'engraver' to India with his nephew William Daniell... Learn More£9,250.00
Stock Code: 120028
DASS, F. A. M. The Andaman Islands.
Bangalore : 1937First and only edition of this scarce handbook, with around 20 copies in libraries worldwide and rarely appearing in commerce. "The Andaman Islands are known to all students of Indian geography, and some may still have a vague idea of these islands as a Penal Settlement. Beyond this piece of knowledge very few know anything definite about this group... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 100000
EAST INDIA COMPANY. Proposals for Setling [sic] the East-India Trade.
London : 1696First edition of this anonymous contribution to the debate surrounding the East India Company, which had lost its monopoly on Indian trade in 1694 through the lobbying of merchants and ex-company members who wanted to enter the lucrative market themselves. The author offers their own solution - the formation of a regulated government company, one in... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 134896
ALLANSON-WYNN, Rowland George. Boxing.
London : 1889First edition. This copy inscribed on the half-title: "With the Author's Compts. to the Committee of the Oxford & Camb. Club, Jan. 10th 1890", and with their bookplate to the front pastedown, and occasional embossed stamps to the text. Rowland George Allanson Allanson-Winn, fifth Baron Headley (1855-1935), was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 113513
VERNAY, Arthur Stannard. Collection of 16 photographic albums; [together with:] typescript diary.
[1920s-30s]An extraordinary personal archive of over 3,000 original photographs assembled by one of the most renowned naturalists and big-game hunters of the inter-war years. Spanning Africa, the Middle East, India, and East Asia, these albums offer an unrivalled insight into some of the most significant scientific expeditions of the period, many undertaken at... Learn More£125,000.00
Stock Code: 133409
BURNES, Alexander. Central Asia comprising Bokhara, Cabool, Persia, the River Indus, & Countries Eastward of it.
London : 1834Important, highly detailed map of Central Asia "constructed from numerous authentic documents but principally from the original MS. surveys of Lieut. Alex. Burnes", and showing Burnes's route across Asia, intended to accompany, and cash in on, his Travels into Bokhara, which, rather rushed out, was not provided with a map. Burnes had sailed to Bombay... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 129689
ACTON, Harold. An Indian Ass.
London : 1925First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper "To Mrs Harmsworth, or 'dear Nine' (as Yarrick called Miss Hannah Morr) inasmuch as the Nine Muses are united in her delicate and charming person, with the affection & esteem of Harold Acton, on her birthday, the 13th of December 1925, may it be a happy one!".
The... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 146389
MOOR, John Henry. Notices of the Indian Archipelago, and Adjacent Countries;
Singapore : 1837First edition of one of the earliest books published in Singapore, comprising of articles first published in the Singapore Chronicle, Singapore's first newspaper, between 1824 and 1834. The proposed second part was never published. This valuable resource includes articles which would now otherwise be lost, as there are no known surviving copies of the... Learn More£28,500.00
Stock Code: 132433
MALLESON, George Bruce. Essays and Lectures on Indian Historical Subjects.
London & Calcutta : 1866First edition, uncommon with just six locations on Library Hub, WorldCat adding thirteen. "With the exception of the paper on Havelock these Essays and Lectures were compiled during the course of the past year. Their publication in connected form is due to the fact that the original editions of the most of them, published in India, have been long since... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 99435
LEPPER, Charles H. The Question of an Overland Route to China from India via Assam,
Richmond : 1882First edition. Scarce, only 2 copies on WorldCat - Stanford and NYPL.This short paper was the culmination of almost 10 years of obsessive work by Lepper trying to identify the best overland route from Indian to China. From the early 1870s he had been writing letters home to England and to Indian newspapers urging the necessity - for the success of the... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 125448
WESTMACOTT, George Edward. Indian Commerce and Russian Intrigue. The Present and Future Prospects of our Indian Empire.
London : 1838First and only edition. Uncommon, 7 locations only on Copac, OCLC adds 2 more. Westmacott (1807-41) arrived in Bengal in 1823 as ensign, and was promoted captain in the 37th N.I. in 1833, the following year being made the junior assistant to the agent of the Governor general, North-east Frontier. A scholarly soldier, while in Assam he contributed a... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 143818
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
SCHOOLCRAFT, Henry R. Information Respecting the History, Condition and Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States:
Philadelphia : 1853-1857Second edition of this impressive, ground-breaking and expansive work, unchallenged as the most comprehensive study of Native American culture, enhanced by "Captain Seth Eastman's exceptional lithographs" (American National Biography); four of the five volumes here (I-II and IV-VI) are contemporary presentation copies, inscribed by a trio of Commissioners... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 137694
KAYE, John William. Lives of Indian Officers.
London : 1880A surprisingly uncommon posthumous edition of Kaye's classic work, issued as the Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878-1880) was drawing to a close, originally published in 1867 following its initial appearance as a series of articles entitled "Indian Heroes" in the monthly periodical Good Words (1866).
It comprises biographies of Lord Cornwallis, Sir... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 140375
FORREST, G. W. (ed.) The Indian Mutiny 1857-58
Calcutta : 1893-1902First editions of this landmark work on the Mutiny. "Forrest was charged with the duty of collecting all the various papers relating to the Mutiny and placing them in order for publication. The first volume is papers concerned the first outbreaks at Barrackpore, Berhampur, and Meerut and the siege and capture of Delhi. The next two volumes are concerned... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 127463
MARTIN, Robert Montgomery. Our Indian Empire and the adjacent countries of Afghanistan, Beloochistan, Persia, etc. Depicted and described by Pen and Pencil.
London : 1879-81First edition thus, based on Martin's The Indian Empire (1858-61), but with a new introduction taking in recent developments in the Great Game, volume III closing with the conclusion of the Second Afghan War (1878-80) and General Roberts's entry into Kandahar.
The Dublin-born writer and civil servant Robert Montgomery Martin (c.1802-1868), wrote... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 137592
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 Library Hub, WorldCat 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... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 107518
FORREST, G. W. A History of the Indian Mutiny.
Edinburgh & London : 1904-1912First edition, complete with the elusive third volume, published eight years after the first two. "Essentially a comprehensive survey of the military operations of the British. Government records and personal narratives have been studied and compared for the sake of accuracy. Narrative style is surprisingly clear and many maps included. Relatively impartial.... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 140471
HOBDAY, Edmund Arthur Ponsonby. Sketches on Service during the Indian Frontier Campaigns of 1897.
London : 1898First edition. The author was Deputy Assistant Adjutant General with the 1st Brigade Malakand Field Force and an R. A., who "carried a sketch book with him throughout the operations". The drawings, which he touched up back at camp, appear on most pages of the book with an accompanying "diary-like text describing Hobday's impressions and involvement"... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 144692
CATLIN, George. North American Indians.
Edinburgh : 1903A handsomely produced edition. A young lawyer turned portraitist, Catlin set out in 1830 from his home in Pennsylvania to record on canvas the indigenous tribes of North America and their way of life. His eight years among the major tribes of the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains resulted in his "Indian Gallery," an enormous collection of artefacts... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 142390
CATLIN, George. North American Indians.
Edinburgh : 1926A handsomely produced edition, scarce in the dust jackets. A young lawyer turned portraitist, Catlin set out in 1830 from his home in Pennsylvania to record on canvas the indigenous tribes of North America and their way of life. His eight years among the major tribes of the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains resulted in his "Indian Gallery," an enormous... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 121781
WINGATE, Orde Charles. Report on Operations of 77th Indian Infantry Brigade in Burma, February to June 1943.
New Delhi : 1943First and only edition, number 162 of 200 copies printed, of this secret and highly controversial report, withdrawn and redacted shortly after publication. Rare: Library Hub lists the IWM copy only, with the note "back pocket empty"; WorldCat shows only a reprint of 1984 in the library of the Australian Defence Force Academy. This copy with a cyclostyled... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 116862
BUTLER, John. Travels and Adventures in the Province of Assam, during a Residence of Fourteen Years.
1855First 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
GARDINER, J. Ritchie. Diary of a Journey from Sumprabum to Margherita by the Chaukkan Pass.
Calcutta : 1945188 typescript leaves, privately produced by the author and inscribed "To Jack Graham as a small tribute to the work of the Indian Tea Association and to the many kindness extended to the author by him, from Ritchie. 10. 1/46." A scarce, privately produced account of a treacherous, life-threatening escape from Burma to India after the Japanese invasion,... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 129617
WILSON, John, of the Scottish Mission, Bombay. An Exposure of the Hindu Religion,
Bombay : 1832First edition of this uncommon and confrontational tract by the eminent Scottish missionary and orientalist John Wilson (1804-1875), a reply to the Hindu theologian Mora Bhatta Dandekara's Hindudharmasthapana (Vindication of Hindu Religion), published in Marathi and translated here by way of preface; part of a fascinating print war between the two men.... Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 145823
HART, R. Colloquial Syriac as Spoken in the Assyrian Levies.
Mosul : 1926First and sole contemporary edition, extremely scarce, "compiled as a guide for both British and Assyrian personnel of the Iraq Levies to acquire a colloquial knowledge of the respective languages" (introduction). The Iraq Levies (also known as the Assyrian Levies) was the first Iraqi military force formed by the British in British-controlled Iraq.... Learn More£700.00
Stock Code: 141592
SLAVERY. An Act to Prevent the Importation of Slaves, by any of His Majesty's Subjects, into any Islands, Colonies, Plantations, and or Territories belonging to any Foreign Sovereign, State, or Power;
[London : 1806]The parliamentary act banning all slave trading outside the British Empire, paving the way for the complete abolition of the slave trade the following year. The death of Pitt in January 1806 led to the appointment of the abolitionist government led by Lord Grenville and Charles James Fox, who introduced the bill soon after, at a time of relative weakness... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 135092
WISE, Henry. An Analysis of One Hundred Voyages to and from India, China &c.,
London : 1839First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to the Governor of Bombay, "The Honourable Mountstuart Elphinstone, with the author's respects", with Elphinstone's subsequent Carberry Tower library label to the front pastedown. Elphinstone (1779-1859) was a Scottish statesman and historian appointed to the civil... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 146318
TOD, James. Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan, or the Central and Western Rajpoot States of India.
Calcutta : 1877-9First Calcutta edition of "the first systematic introduction of the Rajputs to the European world" (Freitag, Serving Empire, Serving Nation, p. 25). This copy designated the second on the title page. It is, in fact, second Indian edition based on the text of the 1829-32 Smith, Elder & Co. first. The plates were adapted from those in the London edition... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 129011
VERELST, Harry. A View of the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the English Government in Bengal:
London : 1772First edition. Harry Verelst (1734-1785) succeeded Robert Clive as Governor of Bengal in 1767 and held the post until his resignation in December 1769. Verelst's policy with regard to Bengal was to maintain Clive's dual system, upholding the native government under East India Company control rather than fully asserting British sovereignty. Verelst found... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 123984
WATHEN, James. Journal of a Voyage, in 1811 and 1812, to Madras and China;
London : 1814First edition of this attractive, informative and well-illustrated travelogue. In 1811, Wathen (1751-1828), a glover from Hereford, occupied his retirement with numerous expeditions mostly within the British Isles, and many written up for the Gentleman's Magazine, to which he was a frequent contributor.
In 1811 he sailed to India and China with... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 142461