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HOBBS (Major Harry, VD) John Barleycorn Bahadur: Old Time Taverns in India. 2nd Ed., revised, enlarged & indexed, [iii]+iii+490pp., frontis. VG in sl. chipped dw. Calcutta: Thacker, Spink & Co. 1944  #57418
[HLMainPic] Absorbing social history, "the result of many years of diligent sifting, & collation, of material reflecting the changing social conditions over two centuries of the British connection with India" (extract from 'Capital' review quoted on cover, & "Wit, humour, prejudice & don't give a damn opinions enliven these salty pages" ('Calcutta Statesman' review, similarly quoted). Small corner cut from ffep o/w nice copy & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £65




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