Through the Mutiny:
Reminiscences of Thirty Years' Active Service and Sport in India, 1854 - 83.London, Gibbings & Company, 1907 Stock Code: 140300
NotesFirst edition of this uncommon and colourful memoir, given over largely to the Indian Mutiny but also covering a certain amount of game hunting. Walker (1837 -1903) joined the 60th Bengal Infantry in 1854 and was promoted lieutenant in 1856. In 1866 he was a captain with the 2nd Bengal Fusiliers before joining the Staff Corps as a major in 1874, ending his career as colonel. He was present at the siege and storming of Delhi, was "twice wounded, and was also present at the taking of the heights of Sona, and the surrender of the forts of Rewarrie, Jujjhur, Kanoude, Furucknuggur and Bullumbghur. He served in the Rohilchund Campaign, 1858, including the actions of Amsoth, Bagawalla and Nugeena, and the relief of Moradabad; for which he received the medal with clasp. He also took part in the little-known and most trying campaign against the Naga Hill tribes, in 1879-80, and was present at the assault of Khonoma, being mentioned in dispatches, and receiving the medal with clasp" (Preface).
Octavo. Original red cloth, gilt lettered spine, pictorial gilt roundel to front cover.
Half-tone portrait frontispiece of Walker from a photograph by W. K. Loftus, Bangkok (with tissue guard), 11 plates from line drawings by "McL." And J. C. Armour.
Binding furbished, extremities of spine and corners consolidated, gilt lettering retouched, paper repair to plate facing p. 30 and to margin at pp. 81-2. A very good copy, bright and sharp.
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