Auction Date: 27/02/2018 at 10:30 am
India - The Sikhs of the Punjab - First Edition of The Sikhs of the Punjab.  by R.E. Parry. First and only edition. A type of handbook for the British military and civil servants serving in India, giving an account of the religion and history, characteristics of the Jat Sikhs, Sikh village life, economic geography of the Punjab, agriculture and Industries, Recruiting methods. 128pp + advertisements to rear. Former copy of the Manchester Public Library with their bookplate pasted to front, usual stamps to plate. no stamps to title page. Contains numerous photographic plates. Original blue/green cloth with gilt titles to spine and front board. Light fading to spine, with library index marking on spine. Light bumping to corners otherwise very good. Very good clean copy inside. R.E Parry was Late Indian Army Reserve of Officers; sometime Acting Captain and Adjutant 2/15th Ludhiana Sikhs. Sometime Attached 35th Sikhs.