1858 Narrative of the Indian Revolt, From its Outbreak to the Capture of Lucknow
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First Edition, Illustrated, Very Scarce
The first edition of this fascinating and richly illustrated first hand account of the Indian Mutiny, and capture of Lucknow. A very scarce work.
Collated, illustrated with nearly two hundred engravings 'from authentic sketches'. Including vignette and full plate illustrations, a battle plan of 'the storming and capture of Delhi', and twenty-eight double page engravings. Lacking a folding map.
Largely told from the perspective of Field Marshall Colin Campbell, 1st Baron Clyde, who became Commander-In-Chief, India, at an early stage of the mutiny, and was instrumental in relieving and evacuating Lucknow first in 1857, and again capturing it in 1858.
While only credited to Campbell, numerous further accounts from those involved in the events are featured, including: Sir Henry Havelock; Sir Henry Lawrence; Sir H. Wheeler and Sir James Outram.
A very scarce and beautifully illustrated account of this tumultuous period in the history of the Empire, published immediately after the events took place.
In a full cloth binding. Rear joint starting, with board holding firm. Marks to rear board. Front hinge strained, with board held by cords only and slightly tender. Internally, firmly bound. Pages age toned due to paper type, with light handling marks throughout, and more significant handling marks to first few leaves. Tape repair to closed tear of one double page plate.
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