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1 Administrative Report of the Jammu and Kashmir State 1943-1944)
Rambir Government Press 1945 Very Good No Jacket 
Rambir Government Press, 1945 Annual administrative report handsomely rebound in tan calf. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Charming child's drawing of a horseman and the Buddha on final free page. Title page is missing. Interesting for the details of how the state was managed under the British. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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2 Administrative Report of the Jammu and Kashmir State for the Samvat 1996-97 ( 17th Oct. 1939 - 15 )ct 1940)
Rambir Government Press 1941 Very Good No Jacket 
Rambir Government Press, 1941 Annual administrative report handsomely rebound in tan calf. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Title page has liquid splash marks. Interesting for the details of how the state was managed under the British. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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3 Allen, Charles Plain Tales from the Raj
U.S.A. Holt, Rinehart & Winston 1985 0030058627 / 9780030058622 First Very Good Plus 
U.S.A.: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1985 239 pp with B&W illustrations throughout. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Covers are bright and undamaged save for slight shelfwear. Size: 10" x 7.5". First American Edition. Landscape Format Softcover. Very Good Plus. 
Price: 27.00 USD
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4 Baron, Archie An Indian Affair: From Riches to Raj
U.S.A. Sidgwick & Jackson 2001 0752261606 / 9780752261607 As New As New Jacket 
284 pp with one map and color illustrations throughout. Text is clean, tight and unmarked.Dark blue cloth boards are pristine. DJ is bright and undamaged. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 Bhattacharya, Keron The Pearls of Coromandel
New York St. Martin's Press 1996 As New Very Good Jacket 
254 pp. A novel of love and trust set during the tumultrous decline of the British Raj in India. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. DJ is clean and bright with a small tear to the top of the spine. In Mylar jacket. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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6 Chattopadhyaya, Haraprasad The Sepoy Mutiny 1857 a Social Study and Analysis
Calcutta Bookland Private Ltd 1957 Fair No Jacket 
Calcutta: Bookland Private Ltd., 1957 234 pp with two foldout maps. Very extensive bibliography. In 1857 India had one source of organized power, the so-called Bengal Army. It was the proudest section of British forces in India. Professor Chattopadhyaya has made a study of the causes of that army's discontent that caused almost the whole of the Bengal Army to rise up against the British colonial government .Text is clean tight and unmarked. hinges tender.Indian bindings of this era are problematic. Grey paper boards are frayed along top edge, appear to have had some paper stuck to and removed from front board, Spine darkened. An uncommon book. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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7 Chatwin, Bruce The Viceroy of Ouidah
Summit Books 1980 0671412531 / 9780671412531 First Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Summit Books, 1980 155 pp. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Green paper boards ith tan cloth spine are undamaged save for a slight dent along the bottom front edge. Dust Jacket is clean, bright, a 1/4 in closed split at spine. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Chauderi, Nirad C. Thy Hand, Great Anarch ! India 1921-1952
Addison Wesley 1988 020115577X / 9780201155778 First Very Good Very Good Jacket 
979 pp. Text is clean tight and unmarked.Dust jacket is bright and undamaged save for a short closed tear. Chauduri, author of "Continent of Circe," and "The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian,"documents the last years of the Raj. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 23.00 USD
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9 Crossette, Barbara The Great Hill Stations of Asia
Basic Books 1999 Very Good 
Basic Books, 1999 259 pp with B&W illustrations in text. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Covers are bright and undamaged with slight shelfwear. Trade Paperback. Very Good. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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10 Curson, George Nathaniel, Marquis of Keddleston Travels with a Superior Person
London Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd 1985 0283992948 / 9780283992940 First Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Ex-Library. 191 pp with sepia illustrations throughout. "My name is George Nathaniel Curson, I am a most superior person. My cheek is pink, my hair is sleek, I dine at Blenheim twice a week" this rhyme, coined while he was at Oxford, sums up the man who, in his twenties visited and conversed with kings, emperors and potentates and who, in his later life, became Viceroy of India, Foreign Secretary and very nearly Prime Minister. These are selections, editted by Peter King, from Curson's travel books, "Russia in Central Asia (1889), Tales of Travel (1923) and Leaves from a Viceroy's Notebook (1926.) Text is clean, tight, unmarked, lavishly illustratedly library markings are a "deaccessioned" stamp on front endpapers and a number on spine. DJ is clean and intact with a little sunning to spine. In mylar jacket. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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11 Erskine, Major K. D. Rajputana Gazetteers: The Western Rajputana States Residency and the Bikaner Agency Statistical Tables
Vintage Books 1992 Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Vintage Books, 1992 103 pp. Oriiginally published in 1908 as part of the Rajputana Gazatteers, which comprehensively cover the physical aspects, history, agriculture, arts and manufactures, famines, administration, education etc. for the former princely states and thus provide important source material for the area. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Maroon cloth boards are clean and bright. DJ is intact in protective mylar. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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12 Farwell, Byron Armies of the Raj: From the Great Indian Mutiny to Independence, 1858-1947
U.S.A. W. W. Norton & Company 1991 0393308022 / 9780393308020 Near Fine 
397 pp with B&W illustrations in text. Text is clean, tight and unmrked. Slight soil to lbottom page edges. Covers are bright and undamaged. With aprofusion of anecdotes conveying the character of India under british rule, Farwell offers a survey of the Indian army during the 90 years between the Sepoy Revolt and the births of independent India and Pakistan. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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13 Fisher. Welthy Honsinger The Top of the World
The Abington Press 1926 Very Good No Jacket 
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 178 pp with 30 B&W plates and a portrait of the author frontis. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Top of page edges gilt. Contemporary gift inscription on front endpapers. Green cloth boards are decorated with a drawing of the Himalayas and clouds, gold-stamped titles. The boards are bright and undamaged.with a little bumping to extremities. 
Price: 59.00 USD
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14 Fraser, Lovet India Under Curzon and After
New York Henry Holt 1911 Fair No Jacket 
xi, 494 pp with 4 B&W plates and one fold-out map. A positive appraisal of the previous Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon, five years after his departure. Text is tight, foxed, with some moisture staining to first three pages. Front and rear hinges are cracked. Map showing the British political divisions of the Near East and India is intact but detached. Red cloth boards are scuffed, rubbed. Nonetheless a servicable reading copy. 
Price: 21.00 USD
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15 Frutkin, Mark Invading Tibet
Soho Press 1991 0939149745 / 9780939149742 First Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Soho Press, 1991 215 pp. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Star stamp (probably a remainder stamp) on lower page edges. Previous owner's unobtrusive name stamp on front endpaper. Dust jacket is bright and undamaged, in mylar wrapper. An account of the 1904 punitive excursion into Tibet by the British. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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16 Germon, Maria Journal of the Seige of Lucknow an Episode of the Indian Mutany
London 1904 Constable Very Good Fair Jacket 
London 1904: Constable 136 pp with 5 sepia plates. Text is clean and unmarked, previous owner's name on front endpapers. DJ has several chips missing along lower edge, and a strip of tape along the spine. Maria, Vincent Germon, wife of an officer of the 13th Bengal Native Infantry, survived the siege of Lucknow where 3000 people in the Residency held out against a force of 20,000 Indian soldiers and irregulars in 1857. Mrs. Germon makes the reader live along side her through the seige and the dirrt, overcrowding, boils, lice and death of friends. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fair. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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17 Ghosh, Biswanath British Policy Towards the Pathans and the Pandaris in Central India 1805-1818
Calcutta Punthi Pustak 1966 First Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Calcutta: Punthi Pustak, 1966 364 pp with one fold-out map. The ethic origins of the Pathans and Pindaris and their relation to the Marathas. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Indian bookseller's stamp on front endpapers. Dust jacket has some shelfwear, now in mylar wrapper. Stated First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 
Price: 78.00 USD
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18 Gordon, Major Lawrence L. British Orders and Awards
Kaye Ward 1968 Very Good No Jacket 
Kaye Ward, 1968 183 pp. A description of all military awards given by the Crown and government of Great britain. Text is clean, tight and unmarked with library stamps on front endpapers. Blue cloth boards are clean, tight , square. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Ex-Library. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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19 Gubbins, Martin Richard An Account of the Mutinies in Oudh, and the Seige of the Lucknow Residency with Some Observations on the Conition of the Province of Oudh, and on the Causes of the Mutiny of the Bengal Army
London Richard Bentley 1858 First Very Good No Jacket 
London: Richard Bentley, 1858 xii, 464 pp plus 31 pp of advertising. Three lithographed plates, two with intact glasine protectors, illustration frontis lacks protector.Four fold-out maps bound in and one 'plan of the locale' in text. Page 25 of the advertisements has been torn in half.Three editions of the book were published in 1858, and as no other editions are mentioned, I believe this to be a first edition. Text is tight and unmarked with some foxing on the first few pages. Boards are dark red elaborately embossed cloth, some bumping to extremities. Bookbinders' sticker on rear endpapers so this is possibly a contemporary re-binding. GUBBINS, MARTIN RICHARD (1812-1863), Anglo-Indian official, born in 1812, went out to India as writer in 1830, and became assistant under the chief commissioner and resident at Delhi 26 April 1831. During the mutiny Gubbins took a prominent part in affairs at Lucknow, and from the beginning managed the intelligence department until the British position was beleaguered. By his advice the residency was garrisoned with European troops in place of the native guard. He urged Sir Henry Lawrence to send a reinforcement to aid Sir Hugh Wheeler, and when this was refused he tried in vain to dissuade Wheeler from entrusting to the Nana Sahib of Cawnpore the protection of the treasury. From the beginning of the mutiny Gubbins urged on Lawrence the disarmament of the native troops at Lucknow. His advice was not taken, and on 30 May 1857 most of the troops rose in revolt. On the following morning the 7th native cavalry also revolted, and in the pursuit which took place Gubbins, with his servant and two followers, took six prisoners. On 9 June Gubbins was appointed head of a provisional council during the absence of Sir Henry Lawrence through ill-health, and proceeded to carry out his scheme of disarmament with the remaining native troops. His orders were, however, countermanded by Lawrence on his return a few days later.Gubbins strongly advised an attack on the rebel troops in the neighbourhood of Lucknow; but when Lawrence consented, the attack was made without proper preparation. The result was the disaster at Chinhut on 30 June, which led to the siege of Lucknow. An account of the mutinies in Oudh which Gubbins prepared during the siege of Lucknow he sent in two parts to England for publication. The steamer conveying one of these parts, which contained an account of Havelock's campaign written by his son, was wrecked, and that part was rewritten by Gubbins on his arrival in England in 1857. 'The Mutinies in Oudh' was published in June 1858, and reached a third edition in October of the same year. Gubbins' centrality to the Seige and Relief of Lucknow make this a definitive account of the events of the summer of 1857. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 550.00 USD
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20 Hopkirk, Peter Like Hidden Fire the Plot to Bring Down the British Empire
Kodansha International 1994 1568360207 / 9781568360201 Fine Fine Jacket 
Kodansha International, 1994 431 pp with 24 B&W Under the banner of a Holy War, masterminded in Berlin and unleashed from Constanople, the Germans and the Turks in 1914 set out to forment violent uprisings against the British in India and the Russians in Central Asia. Peter Hopkirk, author of "Forign Devils on the Silk Road," and "THe Great Game" writes about the Turco-German jihad of the First World War. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Dust jacket is bright and undamaged. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 27.00 USD
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