Colonel Sir Henry Yule, author of Hobson-Jobson


Yule, Amy Frances: A Memoir of Colonel Sir Henry Yule, R.E., C.B., K.C.S.I. with a bibliography of his writings. Reprinted from the third edition of Yule’s “Marco Polo” for private circulation. John Murray [London] 1903. 8vo

[iv], 56pp.  Original blue cloth gilt, armorial bookplate of University of London to pastedown with withdrawn stamp, small gilt device to front board. no other ex-library markings. A very clean copy. Ink presentation inscription from Yule’s daughter to half title To Sir Cecil H. Smith, K.C.B. with the writer’s kind regard. A scarce title in this original edition.  nov26/6

Sir Henry Yule [1820-1889] was educated at Edinburgh and Addiscombe and entered the Bengal Engineers in 1840, serving in Assam and in both Sikh wars of the 1840s. He wrote widely and travelled in Central Asia. He is best remembered for his book on Marco Polo and for the much reprinted seminal work Glossary of Anglo-Indian Words or Hobson-Jobson.

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