Day 2 Lot 905

India & Punjab – detailed account of Duleep...

Auction Date: 30/10/2020 at 10am



India & Punjab – detailed account of Duleep Singh~s marriage – A Master Builder on the Nile – being a record of the life and aims of John Hogg, D D Christian Missionary by Rena L Hogg, of the American (United Presbyterian) Mission in Egypt [daughter of John Hogg]. Published by United Presbyterian Board, Pittsburgh, P A (1914). United Presbyterian Board, Pittsburgh, P A, 1914. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Rare First edition. John Hogg was born in Penston in East Lothian in 1833. Educated at Edinburgh University, he went as a Presbyterian missionary to Egypt. He introduced the Maharajah Duleep Singh of Lahore to his future wife Bamba Muller when he was travelling en route to Bombay for his mother~s last rites. This book written by Dr Hogg~s daughter gives detailed account of how the Sikh Prince wrote to Hogg asking him to find him a suitable Christian wife. After the Maharajah returned from Bombay Hogg conducted their wedding service in June 1864. 8 illustrations including one of Bamba. Original red cloth with gilt titles. Early ink ownership inscription of Douglas [?] of the Pittsburgh Seminary, 1926. light foxing to title page otherwise a nice copy

Guide Price: £200.00 - £400.00

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