Auction Date: 5/03/2020 at 10:30 am
Bandobast And Khabar Book 1888– Reminiscences of India By Colonel Cuthbert Larking, Illustrated with original drawings by the author. London: Hurst and Blackett, rebound in lovely Half-leather in green and maroon with marbled endpapers and marbled edges. Ex-library but no evidence except cover and spine embossments. No stamps, marks, pockets or numbers anywhere. Col. Larking had come on a visit to India at the invitation of the Duke of Connaught and while he went to numerous places, the books is mainly about his two-month tiger-hunting trip organised by the Nizam of Hyderabad. Besides hunting there is much on Hindu and Parsi funeral rites, boredom with the nautch and badness of Indian hotels. Most amusing and chatty reminiscences.