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Scinde   4 Books
ANGLESEY (Marquess of) A History of the British Cavalry 1816-1919. Vol. I: 1816-1850. 1st Ed., 336pp., 34 illus., 17 maps. VG in chipped/worn dw. Cooper. 1973  #62113
[HLMainPic] The now standard history of British Cavalry, this vol. includes much on Indian campaigns inc. Nepal war 1814-16, Mahratta & Pindari Wars, 1st Afghan & Sikh Wars. VG in dw & signed by author on tp. See illustration on our website.   £20
BROUGHTON (Thomas Duer, formerly commander of the Resident's Escort at the Court of Scindia) Letters Written in a Mahratta Camp During the Year 1809: Descriptive of the Character Manners Domestic Habits & Religious Ceremonies of the Mahrattas. New Ed., with intro. by Sir M.E. Grant Duff, GCSI, FRS. xxxi+273pp., col. frontis., 9 plates, fldg. maps. Constable's Oriental Miscellany. 1892  #60206
[HLMainPic] Informative depiction of life in camp & on the march with the army of Scindia, first published in 1813. The editor opined that Capt. (later Colonel) Broughton's "literary power was small, & he constantly forgot the maxim which he probably learnt at Eton, 'the half is more than the whole,'" but by that very fault he left a very full account & "The existing generation in India, safe under the aegis of British power, is apt to forget how hideous was the state of things which prevailed before we struck up the swords of all combatants & commanded peace. Those who wish to know from what they have been saved, can hardly do better than run through Colonel Broughton's pages." Orig. olive cloth, gilt, VG with armorial bookplate of Alexander Robert Loftus Tottenham. (Note: Sir Alexander Robert Loftus Tottenham CIE (1873–1946) was a British civil servant & administrator who served as the Diwan of Pudukkottai state from 1934 to 1944). See illustration on our website.   £45
DAVENPORT ADAMS (W.H.) Episodes of Anglo-Indian History. A Series of Chapters From the Annals of British India, Showing The Rise & Progress of Our Indian Empire. 1st Ed., xi+348pp., fldg. map. E. Marlborough & Co. nd (c.1877).  #55340
[HLMainPic] Useful appraisal containing chapters on The Struggle between the English & the French; The English in Bengal; The Conquest of Mysore; The Marathi War; The Conquest of Scinde; The Wars with the Sikhs; The [first] War in Afghanistan; The Sepoy Mutiny, plus tables of Governors-General & Viceroys of India & of Some Notable Events. Orig. blue cloth, dec. gilt & black, gilt title to sp., little rubbed/warped, some foxing to prelims., map torn but complete, overall VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £95
SHAND (Alexander Innes) General John Jacob: Commandant of the Sind Irregular Horse & Founder of Jacobabad. 1st Ed., x+320pp., portrait frontis., 25 plates, map. Seeley. 1900  #64014
[HLMainPic] Bombay Artillery 1828 & served in Scinde Campaign becoming Political Supt. of the Scinde Frontier 1847 & saw much action against the hill tribes. Cmd. cavalry in Persian War, 1857. Remarkable soldier, reformer & pioneer of improved rifles who did much to leave his stamp on Scinde before his premature death of fever aged 46 in 1858. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, little worn, generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £45


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