Auction Date: 5/03/2020 at 10:30 am
The Punjaub; Being A Brief Account Of The Country Of The Sikhs; its extent, history, commerce, productions, government, manufactures, laws, religion, etc. By Lieut.-Colonel Steinbach, Late of the service of the Maharajah Runjeet Singh and his immediate successors, London: Smith, Elder, & Co. 1845 pp. vii, 145 + folding map [18 x 14 inches] as frontispiece, hand coloured in outline A fine copy in original beige cloth with blind stamped elephant motif and gilt title on spine. A rare monograph published while the Sikhs still ruled Punjab, by Henry Steinbach, a soldier of fortune. He spent nine years in the Punjab, serving in the army of Ranjit Singh. In this history and description of the country he makes a strong plea for its annexation by the British.