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1851 A Year on The Punjab Frontier in 1848-49 by Major Edwardes / In Two Volumes / Fine Leather Binding / Maps, Plans, Colour Plates etc.

1851 A Year on The Punjab Frontier in 1848-49 by Major Edwardes / In Two Volumes / Fine Leather Binding / Maps, Plans, Colour Plates etc.

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A Year on The Punjab Frontier in 1848-49 by Major Herbert B Edwardes. In two volumes, published in 1851 by Richard Bentley, London. In a fine polished calf leather binding with marbled endpapers and page edges. Has one frontispiece in chromolithography the other a steel-engraving, folding facsimile and two steel-engraved plates, steel-engraved folding panorama, and two further plates in chromolithography, two folding plans. In good condition.

Being Edwardes classic account of the 1848 Punjab rebellion. In 1848 on the Punjab frontier an "insurrection rapidly grew into a national movement against the English occupation" (Bright, History of England, 192). That spring, following the murder of officers Agnew and Anderson at Multan, by order of the Mulraj, the young Lt. Edwardes, who had arrived in India as a cadet in 1841, "raised a body of armed tribesmen, and rapidly formed a fairly disciplined and faithful force He routed the rebel troops at Kineyri and inflicted on the enemy a second defeat at Sadusam, in front of Multan Young, alone, untrained in military science and unversed in active war, [Edwardes] had organized victory and rolled back rebellion" (DNB). "For his services he received the thanks of both houses of parliament, was promoted major by brevet, and created C.B. by special statute of the order After the conclusion of peace Major Edwardes returned to England and wrote and published his fascinating account of the scenes in which he had been engaged, under the title of A Year on the Punjab Frontier" (Britannica).

Inside the pages are clean and tightly bound. Opens onto marbled endpapers, with a bookplate on the paste down of Volume II and two inscriptions on an early endpaper of Volume I, dated 1862 and 1925. There are a few pencil underlinings in Volume I. With one small nicked tear to one page and one fold out has a tear along a fold. All are securely attached. Pages edges are marbled.

In polished full calf leather with gilt borders and dentelles. The spines have five raised bands, with gilt in each compartment and leather title plates. There is some peeling to the leather surface in the odd small area and some rubbing to the corners and edges. Volume II also has some sun-fading on the front (see photos). Otherwise very well bound indeed.

Your antique two-volume set of A Year on the Punjab Frontier will be wrapped with care in tissue and ribbon* and will be sent well packaged. I am always happy to add a gift card with a message to the parcel.

H 19 cm x W 14 cm, 448 pages, 0.66 kg. I dispatch worldwide daily from the UK. (There are just a very few countries which I am unable to ship to).

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