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Indian Civil Service   10 Books
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Harts Army List: The New Annual Army List, Militia List & Indian Civil Service List for 1870. Containing the Dates of Commissions & A Statement of the War Services & Wounds of nearly every Officer in the Army, Ordnance, Marines & Indian Staff Corps. Corrected to 31st December 1869. With an Index. Good & contemp. half calf, gilt, sp. rubbed, rear inner joint split but good working copy. See illustration on our website.  #56710
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Harts Army List: The New Annual Army List, Militia List, Yeoamnry Cavalry List & Indian Civil Service List for 1885. Containing the Dates of Commissions & A Statement of the War Services & Wounds of nearly every Officer in the Army, Ordnance, Marines & Indian Staff Corps, & Indian Local Forces. Corrected to 30th December 1884. With an Index. Good contemp. full calf, gilt, sp. rubbed o/w VG. See illustration on our website..00  #56711
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The Bengal Obituary or, A Record to Perpetuate the Memory of Departed Worth: A Compilation of Tablets & Monumental Inscriptions from Various Parts of the Bengal & Agra Presidencies; to which is added Biographical Sketches & Memoirs of such as have Pre-eminently Distinguished Themselves in the History of British India since the Formation of the European Settlement to the Present Time. Facsimile reprint of 1851 1st Ed., orig. card wraps., ix+426pp. BACSA. 1983  #56475
[HLMainPic] Valuable source containing masses of information & a complete index of names. VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
The India List, Civil & Military, January 1880. Issued by Permission of the Secretary of State for India in Council. lxxvii+632pp. (+ adverts.). Allen & Co. 1880  #57075
[HLMainPic] Contains roll of covenanted Indian Civil Service & branches inc. medical, forests, public works, judiciary, marine &c., also Gradation List & regimental listings for the Indian Army, indexed for Active & Retired officers. Attractive recent half calf, marbled paper covd. boards, VG. See illustration on our website.   £145
The India List, Civil & Military, January 1886. Issued by Permission of the Secretary of State for India in Council. lxxvii+633pp. (+ adverts.). Allen & Co. 1886  #57076
[HLMainPic] Contains roll of covenanted Indian Civil Service & branches inc. medical, forests, public works, judiciary, marine &c., also Gradation List & regimental listings for the Indian Army, indexed for Active & Retired officers. Attractive recent half calf, marbled paper covd. boards, VG. See illustration on our website.   £145
The India List, Civil & Military, July 1883. Issued by Permission of the Secretary of State for India in Council. lxxvii+629pp. (+ adverts.). Allen & Co. 1883  #56712
[HLMainPic] Contains roll of covenanted Indian Civil Service & branches inc. medical, forests, public works, judiciary, marine &c., also Gradation List & regimental listings for the Indian Army, indexed for Active & Retired officers. Modern red cloth, gilt, VG throughout. See illustration on our website.   £125
The Indian Army & Civil Service List, January, 1876. 1st Ed. for the year, approx. 700pp., + advert. leaves. W.H. Allen & Co. 1876  #57074
[HLMainPic] Separate listings for each Presidency (Bengal, Madras & Bombay) each part with Civil & Military indices. Contains both Civil & Military establishments, inc. regular, local & irregular corps, commissariat, medical &c. Lists of commanders & staff, regimental listings inc. date of rank in the regiment & army, remarks (furlough, extra-regimental appointments &c.). Attractive recent half calf, marbled paper covd. boards, VG with some contemp. ink amendments to the listings. See illustration on our website.   £125
Verbatim Report of The Debate on The Indian Civil Service in the House of Commons, June 29, 1975 [And:] Opinions of the Press on the Debate of the 29th of June, 1875, in the House of Commons, On the Indian Civil Service. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., 48pp., foolscap. J. Wakeham, Printer, Kensington. August 1875  #54708
[HLMainPic] Report of the debate plus press opinions contained in the last 10 pages. The debate particularly concerned "the position of the civilians in the N.W. Provinces of India" who felt that they were victims of a "scandalous breach of faith on the part of the Government," i.e. "Lord Dalhousie gave a pledge that half the Commissionerships & Assistant Commissionerships in the Punjab & Oudh should be given to the civilians of those provinces. But the promise has been flagrantly broken. Many of the best posts have been systematically conferred on military officers without any legal or scholastic education, & with no claim but the favour of some high dignitary at Calcutta..." Interesting debate on patronage in India & the ICS, with matter ranging all over India, not just the aforementioned territories. Wraps. somewhat foxed/stained, generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
CAREY (W.H.) The Good Old Days of Honorable John Company, Being Curious Reminiscences illustrating Manners & Customs of the British in India During the rule of the East India Company from 1600-1858. With Brief Notices of Places & People of Those Times &c., &c., &c. 2nd Ed., 2 Vols., viii+494pp., frontis., Errata slip bound in at end, & vii+464+xxxpp., frontis. Calcutta: R. Cambray & Co. 19061907  #55375
[HLMainPic] A mass of interesting material concerning Anglo-Indian social & official life, originally published in 3 Vols. 1882-87; then in this two vol. reprint, 1906-07. They cover a multitude of subjects re old Calcutta life & entertainments, the up-country scene, the earlier volunteer forces in India (Calcutta Militia, Volunteer Cavalry of Calcutta, &c.), official architecture (Government buildings, medical & ecclesiastical establishments, &c.), Gossip About People (profiles of several dozen prominent or noteworthy individuals), The Portuguse in India, Dutch in India, Danes in India, The Civil Service, Mutinies in the Indian Army, Necessities of Indian Life (beer & ice!), Manufacturing (from Indigo to Opium, &c.), Calcutta in 1857 & much more. Sets of the 1st or 2nd edition are very seldom encountered. Orig. dec. maroon cloth, somewhat rubbed & worn but about VG. See illustration on our website.   £225
O'DWYER (Sir Michael) India As I Knew It, 1885-1925. 1st Ed., xi+464pp., 2 fldg. maps. Constable. 1925  #55338
[HLMainPic] Memoirs of career in the Indian Civil Service inc. NWF Province & Lieutenant-Governor of the Punjab from 1912-1919: O'Dwyer endorsed Dyer's action at Amritsar & as a fatal result was assassinated in London by an Indian revolutionary, Udham Singh, in 1940. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, somewhat rubbed & worn but sound & near VG. See illustration on our website.   £30

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