A History Of The Sepoy War In India 1857-1858.
W. H. Allen and Co., 13, Waterloo Place.
1864, 1870, 1876
In three volumes. vols. i- iii.
THREE VOLUMES. 8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. Vol. I, xiv + [ii] + 656 pp.; Vol. II, xvi + 686 pp.; Vol. III, xiv + [ii] + 684 pp. Bound in contemporary red morocco, with gilt borders to boards; spines in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt with gilt titles. Marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. Minor wear to extremities and occasional foxing, largely confined to flyleaves, margins and versos of maps; otherwise a fine set, handsomely bound. Two errata slips tipped in. Illustrated by 6 coloured folding maps. A standard history of the Indian Rebellion, or Sepoy Mutiny of 1857-58, by Sir John William Kaye (1814-76), a leading military historian of British India and civil servant. He served as an officer in the Bengal Artillery, 1832-41, then resigned to take up a writing career and published The history of the War in Afghanistan in 1851. He entered the Home Civil Service of the East India Company in 1856. The Appendixes include a number of original documents and include an analysis of the castes and races in the sepoy army. The work was revised and expanded into six volumes by George Bruce Malleson, completed in 1890.
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