Delhi rare books
First edition. 8vo, [iv], iv, 275 pp., without the 'note by the publishers' sheet found in some copies, contemporary mauve cloth, neat repairs to joints, an excellent copy.£2,000
ATKINSON, George Francklin.The campaign in India 1857-58 ... illustrating the military operations before Delhi and its neighbourhood.
First edition. Folio (55.6 x 37.2 cm.), 26 lithographs on 20 sheets (including pictorial title), all hand-coloured as issued, short tears repaired to plates 13 & 18 not touching image, light finger soiling to a few margins, text and plates guarded throughout, original pictorial red cloth gilt, rather worn, corners repaired, neatly rebacked modern red half calf gilt, a very good copy of a scarce item.£15,000
6 parts in 2 volumes, landscape 4to (25.5 x 35.5 cm). Typographic titles to first and fourth parts serving as general titles to volumes. 158 engraved plates comprising 144 views, 6 title-pages and 8 plans. (Title and introductory leaf of text to vol. I creased and lightly soiled, tiny marginal worming to text-leaf to pl. II and pl. III, very short marginal tear to text-leaf to pl. VI, scattered spotting throughout). Contemporary half calf over marbled paper-covered boards (rebacked, extremities rubbed).£13,500