Auction Date: 26/11/2014 at 01pm
India – Punjab – European adventurers Northern India. Rare first and only edition of European Adventurers of Northern India, 1785 to 1849 – Grey, C.; Garrett, H.L.O. Published by Superintendent, Government Printing, Lahore, 1929. pp.iii, 367, xlviii, xii, with index and 13 plates. Blue cloth boards. A record of the adventurers, buccaneers, buffoons and entrepreneurs who ventured to the Punjab. Includes General Jean-Baptiste Ventura, Avitabile, Claude Court, General Allard, Steinbach, Dr Martin Honigberger and Josiah Halan, in the service of Ranjit Singh, antiquarians like Charles Masson. Some seventy names Includes sections on George Thomas, William Obrien, J.F. Allard, Paolo Di Avita, and Alexander Gardiner, among others. Illustrations include Ranjit Singh in Durbar, Mounted Akali, Sikh Battalion Gun, Sikh Sepoy, General Ventura, Ranjit Singh on horseback.