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RAIKES, Charles.

Notes on the Revolt in the North-Western Provinces of India.

Longman, Brown, Green,Longmans, & Roberts, London , 1858 Stock Code: 133276
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First edition. "From 1831 until 1853 Raikes was based in the North-Western Provinces, becoming magistrate of Mainpuri in 1849 and publishing Notes on the North-Western Provinces in 1852. In 1853 he was appointed commissioner of Lahore. Three years later he returned to the North-Western Provinces as an officiating judge in the East India Company's chief court at Agra and remained there throughout the turmoil of 1857 until dispatched in December to Farrukhabad as civil commissioner in charge of areas liberated by Sir Colin Campbell. The uprising - which cost him a daughter, son-in-law (George Christian, commissioner of Sitapur), and two grandchildren - only strengthened his belief that Indians needed to be ruled despotically, a view he aired in Notes on the Revolt in the North-Western Provinces, published in 1858" (ODNB).

Provenance: pencilled ownership inscription to front free endpaper verso, "Lieut. H. J. Allan, late 9th Regt. Etawah". In 1857 detachments of the 9th Bengal N. I. stationed at Mainpuri and Etawah, North-West Provinces, mutinied. Allan had been with the Bengal Army in 1845 ("not ranked" on the East-India Register and Indian Army List).

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Octavo. Original red vertical rib cloth, gilt lettered spine, ornamental blind panelling to sides, reddish-brown surface-paper endpapers, printed ads to the pastedowns, 12 pp. of advertisements at the end (dated October 1857).


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Binding sometime deftly refurbished, superficial crease to back cover, else a bright, clean copy.


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