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ELLIOTT, William John & William Knollys.

Gallant Sepoys and Sowars.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Dean & Son Ltd., [c. 1890]

Stock Code: 127212

£150
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

New edition. Aimed at a juvenile audience, Elliott and Knollys collect stories of "deeds of bravery by native soldiers of India" (p. iii.). With particular respect given to the Gurkhas and Sikhs, the authors assert that "native troops, officers and soldiers alike, showed a spirit of the firmest faith towards the British crown, and established the fact that they possessed a hardy courage scarely, if at all, exceeded by the best of the British brethren in arms" (p. iii-iv). Elliott and Knollys produced several other books of Imperial derring-do, including Our Soldiers and Sailors: Dashing Deeds Afloat and Ashore.

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Description

Octavo. Original khaki decorative cloth, title in colours to spine and front cover with pictorial design.

Illustrations

Chromolithograph frontispiece and 8 steel engraved plates, of which one is a double-page.

Condition

Gift inscription to "John Lyons du Sautoy with Birdie's best love. Xmas day 1896. Glengariffe, Penarth." Binding furbished, spine and extremities consolidated, browning to endpapers, short closed tear to one plate to one corner repaired with archival tape. A very good copy.

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