A Lancer’s account of a 10 year career in India including the 1st Afghan War. 1880


Gould, W. J. D., foemerly Sergt. 16th Queen’s Lancers, “The Terror of India,” afterwards Lieut. Cape European Levies.: Ten Years in India, in the 16th Queen’s Lancers, and Three Years in South Africa, in the Cape Corps Levies, First Afghan Campaign, The Mahratta War, the Sheik War including the Battles of Ghuznee, Cabul, Maharajpoor, Buddewal, Aliwal, Sobraon, and Kaffir War of 1850-51. Replete with anecdotes – incidents inseparable from military life – manners and customs of the several Indian races, Mahomedans, Hindoos and Kaffir Tribes – tales of elephant hunting, etc., etc.

Hunter, Rose & Company [Toronto] 1880. 1st edition small 8vo [7½ x 5 ins].

xvi, 189pp. Original cloth gilt with royal arms and title to front board, ex library but with no other library markings than a library bookplate Treswater Mechanics’ Insttitute Library Association and the possible removal of a small spine label, quite a clean copy with little appearance of having been read, dirty mark to one page [shown] and small marginal edge tear without loss to another.     oct12/3

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