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Thirty-five Years in the Punjab, 1858-1893.
ELSMIE, George Robert.

Thirty-five Years in the Punjab, 1858-1893.

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Published: Edinburgh David Douglas, 1908

Stock Code: 103534

£500
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition. "Reconstructed from letters to his mother and a personal diary, Elsmie fashioned a significant account of his administrative, judicial, and fiscal duties at numerous stations throughout the Punjab" (Riddick). An uncommon, and important account of the civilian administration of India by one of the last graduates of the East India Company College at Haileybury, commended in ODNB for its "wit and engaging candour". Publisher's compliments slip,completed in manuscript "Sent by desire of the Author" loosely inserted.

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Description

Octavo. Original dark blue finely diapered cloth, title gilt to the spine and front board.

Illustrations

Photogravure frontispiece with facsimile signature and four other similar portraits, double-page map.

Condition

The lightest of shelf-wear, free endpapers browned, else a really sharp copy, largely unopened.

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