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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

     


 

 



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