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PRICHARD, Iltudus Thomas.

The Mutinies in Rajpootana:

being a Personal Narrative of the Mutiny at Nusseerabad, with subsequent Residence at Jodhpore, and Journey across the Desert into Sind, together with an Account of the Outbreak at Neemuch, and Mutiny of the Jodhpore Legion at Erinpoora, and Attack on Mount Aboo.

John W. Parker and Son, London , 1860 Stock Code: 124961
£350.00
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First edition. "Prichard (1825-74) served with the 15th Native Infantry in Rajputana. According to George Bruce Malleson, he became disgusted with the military and left his regiment in 1858. Apparently he became a capable literary talent during his years in India" (Sorsky). Educated at Rugby, Prichard had previously seen action at Chillianwala and Gujerat during the Second Anglo-Sikh War (1848-49), subsequently training as a barrister and practising in India, he was for a time editor of the Delhi Gazette. An uncommon account, just 9 copies on Copac.

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Octavo. Original red pimple-grained cloth, title gilt to spine, blind ornamental panels to sides, pale grey surface-paper endpapers.

Condition

Binding sympathetically furbished (extremities of spines and corners consolidated), spine just a little cocked, some dark marking to covers, a couple of leaves carelessly opened (with minor loss at head) yet a very good copy, sound and clean.

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