Auction Date: 5/03/2020 at 10:30 am
1929 European Adventurers of Northern India, 1785-1849 By C. Grey, edited by H.L.O. Garrett, Keeper of the Records of the Punjab Lahore: Printed by the Superintendent, Government Printing, Punjab [The edition was limited to 800 copies] With 13 plates Square piece clipped at the bottom of the title-page which carried the price Size 10 x 6.5 inches. A rare book because it was published by Punjab government and not by a mainstream Indian or British publisher. Most of the book and the portraits relate to adventurers in Punjab and Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s court with chapters on Allard, Ventura, Avitabile, George Thomas, Alexander Gardiner, Charles Masson and Josiah Harlan apart from a very large number of lesser-known characters.