A SOLDIER OF THE COMPANY - Life of an Indian Ensign 1833-43 - Captain Albert Hervey.
Michael Joseph, London, 1988, abridged edn., xiv, 224pp, coloured and half tone ills. in text, decorated chapter heads, maps at endpapers, [ii] Glossary and Note, large format (10 x 7 inches approx.), black cloth lettered in gilt at spine, coloured wraparound pictorial dustwrapper, published in association with the National Army Museum, this is the skilfully abridged memoirs of a young man who made his way to India to join the sepoy army of the East India Company in 1833, covering the heady days before the Indian Mutiny as a young subaltern who described the minuutiae of a way iof life that seems as though it will last forver, first published in 1853 and out odf print for many years, a remarkable portrait of the last days of the East India Company, ex-public library copy with little evidence, a little cocked, lightly rubbed at textrems., edges faintly tanned, verso front free endpaper a little marked, two small stamps and Dewey number verso of title, a few faint mainly marginal finger marks, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at extrems., small discoloured area tail of spine, repaired nick at head of spine, very good reading copy in a very good dustwrapper,
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Keywords: military history army sepoy madras east india company