Lot 655India & Punjab – Emily Eden’s Account of...

Auction Date: 3/07/2020 at 10am



India & Punjab – Emily Eden’s Account of the Lahore Durbar a rare two volume 1866 edition set of the renowned work by Emily Eden ‘Up the country – letters written to her sister from the Upper Provinces of India’, original red cloth with gilt titles. The Hon. Emily Eden visited the Punjab with her brother Lord Auckland in 1838 and gives a detailed account of the Punjab, the Durbar, the Sikh courtiers and the family of Ranjit Singh, in particular she describes Ranjit Singh like an old mouse seated with one leg crossed on a chair and gives vivid descriptions of Sher Singh, Kharak Singh and Naunihal Singh, and the Dogras. Scarce.

Hammer Price: £340.00

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