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NAPIER, Sir William.

History of General Sir Charles Napier's Administration of Scinde, and Campaign in the Cutchee Hills.

London, Chapman and Hall, 1851 Stock Code: 122301
£450.00
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Notes

First edition. William Napier was the brother of Charles Napier, who had conquered and administered Sindh and been a leading figure in British India prior to his resignation over his disagreements with Governor-General Lord Dalhousie. William Napier published both an account of the conquest of Sindh and the present volume, a praising account of Charles Napier's administration of the province. William Napier was deeply concerned with his brother's reputation and later wrote a four volume biography of him; in all his works, Charles Napier is presented as a fine soldier and statesman who had been gravely wronged.

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Description

Octavo. Original dark grey cloth, spine lettered in gilt, blind-stamped panelling to covers.

Illustrations

Illustrated frontispiece with tissue-guards, 12 tinted plates depicting perspective views, 3 maps of which 2 are folding.

Condition

Contemporary ownership inscription to front free endpaper, later ownership inscription to front pastedown. Foot of spine slightly bumped, top joints of covers slightly split, extremities slightly worn, top corner of some pages creased. A very good copy.

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