RENNIE, David Field.



and the story of the Dooar War including sketches of a three months’ residence in the Himalayas, and narrative of a visit to Bhotan in May 1865.
London, Murray, 1866.

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Rennie’s account of the war gathered whilst surgeon for the 80th regiment.

‘The Duoar wars were brief and eventually resolved, but at the time the intrigues, fears and dogmatic attitudes combined to be a great threat to peace in the region. Raids by rough elements and some warlords in the east of Bhutan initiated a series of military expeditions into Bhutan by the British. Intractable negotiations, pursued under less than ideal conditions, created mistrust and forced the mission of Ashley Eden to be humiliated and leave in fear of their lives’.


First edition. 8vo, xxvi, 408pp., vignette to title, frontispiece, 3 wood-engraved plates, folding map, illustrations in text, contemporary blue polished half calf by MacLaren and MacNiven in Edinburgh, red morocco label, raised bands, marbled sides and edges, lightly faded, an excellent copy of a scarce title.

Provenance: 1. Sir Archibald Hamilton Dunbar (armorial bookplate); 2. Peter Hopkirk.


Yakushi R179.


Stock ID: 77419