New Delhi: S. Chand & Co., 1966. [Sikh History] FACSIMILE REPRINT. Octavo (22 x 15cm), pp.l; 402. Publisher's orange leatherette, titled in black to spine and upper. With the illustrated dust-jacket by Chadda. Some damp rippling to front endpapers. Pencil ownership of Roderick Cavaliero to front fly-leaf, and a postcard addressed to him, loose to preliminaries. Jacket sunned to spine, with some light rubbing and chipping to edges. A rare survival of the jacket. Very good. An important book on the subject first published in 1849, including a chapter on the First Anglo-Sikh War which cost the author his career. Numerous new editions and reprints were produced over the following century. Item #59044
From the library of Roderick Cavaliero (1928-2018), Director of the British Council, reforming member of the British School at Rome's Executive Committee, and author of many books on India, the Ottomans, the Romantic Poets, Malta, and the Crusades.
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