Durham Light Infantry, 2nd Battalion, a souvenir with photographs taken at Poona, 1897


Durham Light Infantry 2nd Battalion. A record of the services of the Battalion, to which is added a series of reproductions of photcographs including every man in the corps, and other views, taken at Poona, India, February, 1897.  Lt. Col. F. H. Whitby, Commanding. C. B. Burrows [Bombay & London] 1897 1st edition large oblong quarto [13½ x 11½ ins].

Presentation frontispiece, title page, contents page, pp 7-33  Service record printed to facing page only, p 35 The Polo Club, 35 pages of good plates from photographs printed to the facing page only, almost all with all the sitters identified. There are not the usal plates of sporting teams found in this sort of book but there are two of officers’ polo teams and a fascinatding one of the Cyclist Corps.  Original leather gilt, re-cased with new leather spine, rubbing and wear to extremitcies of the binding but the attractive gilt blocking to the fron board still very bright. The upper board is spinging somewhat from the text block, which itself is very clean, all edges gilt.  Printed in the UK this a much smarter productiion that most of this sort of records of regimental service in India.  nov29/2

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