Adventures written by an officer serving in the Army of the great Sikh Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
Lawrence, Major H. M. L., Political Agent in Charge of British Relations with Lahore: Adventures of an Officer in the Punjaub. 1846 Henry Colburn [London] 2nd edition 2 volumes 8vo.
Complete 2 volume set. Vol I: Frontis portrait of Rajah Runjeet Sing, xi, 287pp, 24pp publisher’s ads; Vol II: Frontis portrait of Maharajah Shere Sing, vii, 262pp, 6p publisher’s ads. Original publisher’s cloth blind stamped and gilt, front boards blocked with a silhouette of mounted Ranjit
Singh. The bindings are very clean and sound, a little spotting to the frontispieces but otherwise the contents are clean with no previous ownership markings other than a contemporary ink signature to the front pastedown in each volume G Harbin.The books have a little lean to the right. jun13/2 SOLD 16thJune2022
Lawrence was very much a soldier of fortune. His opening paragraph begins: Who was my father, or who my mother, signifies little; enough that, after some stirring experiences in other parts of the world, I found myself on the 5th of May, 1830, a colonel in the service of Maharajah Runjeet Singh.