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Lucknow   15 Books
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BROCK (Rev. W.) A Biographical Sketch of Sir Henry Havelock, KCB. 8th Ed., xi+302pp., portrait frontis. James Nisbet. 1858  #53946
[HLMainPic] Celebrated soldier who died in Lucknow following the Relief. Orig, red cloth, little rubbed/worn, about VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
BURNE (Maj.-Gen. Sir Owen Tudor, GCIE, KCSI) Memories. 1st Ed., xi+343pp., portrait frontis., 17 plates. Edward Arnold. 1907  #57297
[HLMainPic] Crimea & Mutiny with XXth Regt. (siege & capture of Lucknow &c.); Mil. Sec. to C-in-C India, 1861, later Private Secretary to the Viceroy, Lord Mayo, 1869-72, afterwards Secretary, Political & Secret Dept., India Office, &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, rubbed & worn ex-circulating lib., generally sound. Uncommon. See illustration on our website.   £50
FORREST (G.W., CIE) Selections from the Letters, Despatches & Other State Papers preserved in The Military Department of the Government of India 1857-58. Vol. III: Lucknow & Cawnpore. Facsimile reprint of 1902 1st Ed., [v]+[158]+ccclxii+xxiv+xxxii+xxvii+xxx+xxxv+cxcvpp. (i.e. some 868pp. in all). Aldershot: Selous Books. 1997  #57319
[HLMainPic] One of four published volumes of superb, detailed primary source material, this containing Outram's defence of the Alumbagh & Sir Colin Campbell's capture of Lucknow, including despatches, contemp. military reports, copies of signals, detailed casualty lists &c. Also contains a detailed investigation of the events at Cawnpore including testimony from around a dozen survivors including native soldiers & English officers' wives. Various other papers, returns &c. are included, together with a comprehensive index. Very rare original edition:this reprint VG in durable rexine, gilt. See illustration on our website.   £75
HILTON (H.R.) A Handbook to Lucknow & the Residency. 2nd Ed., [ii]+iii+236+112pp., 5 portraits, group photo. (loyal Indian defenders present at the inaugeration of the memorial to the 32nd Regt. in 1899), 2 fldg. maps (vol map of Lucknow & b/w plan of the "Intrenched Position of the British garrison at Lucknow in 1857." Lucknow: Printed by Myron O. Insko at The Methodist Pubg. House. 1923  #59472
Compiled by the son of E.H. Hilton, one of the La Martiniere College boys who participated in the defence of Lucknow, & partly based on his renowned father's work "The Tourist's Guide to Lucknow. By One of the Beleagured Garrison." Contains a useful guide Plus historical narrative & some interesting notes & observations. Nice copy bound in contemp. full brown morocco with gilt tile to front together with "Government House, Lucknow." Rare. See illustration on our website.   £125
HODSON (Rev. G.H.) Ed. Hodson of Hodson's Horse; or, Twelve Years of a Soldier's Life in India: Being Extracts from the Letters of the Late Major W.S.R. Hodson. 4th Ed., lxxiv+300pp. Kegan Paul. 1883  #53882
[HLMainPic] Commandant of Hodson's Horse, killed at Lucknow, who had played the decisive & controversial role in the arrest of Bahadur Shah, King of Delhi, & the execution of his sons. This edition contains a new Introduction being largely "a Vindication from the Charges made by Mr Bosworth Smith in his 'Life of Lord Lawrence.'" Orig brown cloth, gilt, minor wear, about VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
HOPE (Ascott R.) The Story of the Indian Mutiny. 1st Ed., [vii]+243pp. frontis. (the Marachetti Angel at Cawnpore), several illus. & maps. Frederick Warne. 1896  #54360
[HLMainPic] Typical late-Victorian patriotic account, but useful complete outline of the main events & in nice state. "it is attempted to throw into relief the more picturesque episodes, & to bring out illustrative incidents of personal adventure likely to attract younger readers" - Preface. Orig. dec. green cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
HUGHES (Derrick) The Mutiny Chaplains. 1st Ed., 192pp., 4 photos., map. VG in dw. Wilton: Michael Russell. 1991  #55870
[HLMainPic] The Mutiny through the eyes of the East India Company's chaplains, inc. extracts from unpublished diary & archives & a short account of the EIC's Chaplain Service until its abolition in 1858. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
HYPHER (P.P.) Comp. Deeds of Valour of the Indian Soldier which won the Indian Order of Merit, During the Period from 1837 to 1859, (Including the Indian Mutiny). 1st Ed., [v]+204pp. Simla Times Press. 1925  #53840
[HLMainPic] In most cases the deeds for which the IOM was awarded are detailed. Campaigns in this volume principally Afghan & Sikh wars as well as the Mutiny, & various lesser campaigns. Orig. red cloth, VG & rare (just 500 copies printed). See illustration on our website.   £350
INNES (Lt.-Gen. J.J. McLeod, RE, VC) Lucknow & Oude in the Mutiny: A Narrative & a Study. 1st Ed., xxvi+355pp., 14 fldg. maps/diagrams. Innes & Co. 1895  #59228
[HLMainPic] Emphasis is on the defense of the Residency at Lucknow in which the author took part - Ladendorf 297. Orig. red cloth, gilt, somewaht worn, generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £125
MACKENZIE (Col. A.R.D., CB) Mutiny Memoirs Being Personal Reminiscences of the Great Sepoy Revolt of 1857. 2nd Ed., [ix]+211+iv+iipp., frontis., 5 plates. Allahabad: Pioneer Press. 1892  #57616
[HLMainPic] Mackenzie was a subaltern with the 3rd Bengal Light Cavalry at Meerut on the outbreak of the Mutiny & was later in the Siege of Delhi & Relief of Lucknow (with other irregular cavalry regiments). Atmospheric account that first appeared in the columns of the Pioneer newspaper. The first edition was published in 1891 & both editions are rare. Contemp. black half morocco, little rubbed & worn, generally VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £225

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