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Compilation of the General Orders, &c., Issued in 1842-47 by Sir Charles Napier, G.C.B., Major-General Governor of Scinde, to The Army Under His Command. 1st Ed., xvi+141pp. + viiipp. index. Bombay: Printed at The Times Press by James Chesson. 1850  #49913
[HLMainPic] Compiled by Lt.-Col. Edward Green, Asst. Adjutant-Gen., Scinde Div., who was Napier's AAG from 1843 "to the time he left the Province" & dedicated the Compilation to his former chief ("with permission"). He explains in the Preface that "I feel convinced that they will be earnestly read & studied by Officers who have the interest of their profession at heart... They are, however, matters of history [and] I have sought to prevent anything in these orders from giving offence, by excluding names & places... they will naturally be known to those who served in Scinde during the time they were issued, as all orders were printed & circulated throughout the Province." Contains sections of Civil Orders; Commisariat; Courts MKartial, Courts of Enquiry &c.; Marches & Routes; Miscellaneous Orders & Parades. Much interesting detail on Napier's administration of Scinde & control of the Army under his command. Contemp. blind qtr. calf, marbled paper covd. boards, retaining orig. printed wraps., somewhat brittle, corners & edges of the wraps. & some other leaves chipped, complete however, & pleasing & rare survival. See illustration on our website.   £250
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  #57151
[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 them maxim which he probably leant at Eton, 'the half if 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 to wish to know from what they have been saved, can hardly do better than run through Colonel Broughton's pages." Orig. olive cloth, gilt, some dampstaining to leading edge of front boardf o/w VG.   £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, some foxing to prelims., map torn but complete, overall VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £145
GWYNN (Stephen) Ed. A Brotherhood of Heroes: Being Memorials of Charles, George & William Napier. 1st Ed., viii+266pp., 4 col. plates. Mowbray. 1910  #44667
[HLMainPic] Material largely adapted from other works, but a very scarce & useful work on the Napiers in the peninsular, India &c. Orig. red cloth, gilt, sp. sunned & sl. chipped o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £30
NAPIER (Lt.-Gen. Sir William, KCB) & RATHBONE (Capt. [A.B.]) Comments by Lieut.-General Sir William Napier, K.C.B., upon A Memorandum of the Duke of Wellington, & Other Documents, Censuring Lieut.-General Charles James Napier, G.C.B., With a Defence of Sir C. Napier's Government of Scinde, by Captain Rathbone, Late Collector in Scinde. 2nd Ed., 97pp. Charles Westerton. 1854  #54374
[HLMainPic] An attempt was made by the Directors of the East India Company to utilise the Duke's Memorandum, critical of Charles Napier's conduct of affairs while C-in-C in India 1849-50, in a smear campaign when they had - according to the author's of this work - no legitimate means to refute allegations against Lord Dalhousie & the Board of Directors made by Napier. Apparently the Memorandum "was never made known in its entirety to... Napier during life, but is now palmed on the public with all the cunning & cowardice of dishonesty..." i.e. broadcasting selected extracts. Conatins much on the period & the matters that led to the disagreement, the disaeming of a mutinous native regiment, &c. Later red cloth, gilt to sp., VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £225
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  #58067
[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, some dampstaining to lower edges of boards o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £35

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