Auction Date: 14/06/2018 at 10:30 am
Rare account of the Sikhs by General Sir John Gordon - The Sikhs, by General Sir John J. H. Gordon, K.C.B, 1904, First edition, 236pp. First Edition, 1904, 236pp, with colour frontis of Maharaja Ranjit Singh seated, after a sketch by Emily Eden. With 15 illustrations including Khem Singh Bedi, Sher Singh, and Ranjit Singh reviewing his army. A fascinating account starting from the origin of the Sikhs with Nanak, Guru Govind Singh, Struggles of the Khalsa, Sikh Confederacies, Ranjit Singh, Decline of Monarchy, Sikh Wars, The Granth, and Sikhs under the British Crown. Rare. Orig. blue cloth, with imprint of a curved sword on front cover.