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A Year on the Punjab Frontier, in 1848-49.
London: Richard Bentley: First edition 1851 - 2 volumes in 1, 8vo., [xxxiv, 608pp.] + [xvi, 734pp.], half-titles present, portrait frontispiece to volume I, colour litho frontispiece to volume II, 5 plates(including 2 colour lithographs, 1 folding map, 2 folding plans, 1 fascimile letter from Vans Agnew to General Van Cortlandt, bound in later twentieth century buckram with printed paper title labels, small contemporary stain to extreme top of frontispiece on volume II else a VG+ clean set of Edwardes’ classic account of the 1848 Punjab rebellion. In 1848 on the Punjab frontier an "insurrection rapidly grew into a national movement against the English occupation" (Bright, History of England, 192). That spring, following the murder of officers Agnew and Anderson at Multan, by order of the Mulraj, the young Lt. Edwardes, who had arrived in India as a cadet in 1841, "raised a body of armed tribesmen, and rapidly formed a fairly disciplined and faithful force He routed the rebel troops at Kineyri and inflicted on the enemy a second defeat at Sadusam, in front of Multan Young, alone, untrained in military science and unversed in active war, [Edwardes] had organized victory and rolled back rebellion" (DNB). "For his services he received the thanks of both houses of parliament, was promoted major by brevet, and created C.B. by special statute of the order After the conclusion of peace Major Edwardes returned to England and wrote and published his fascinating account of the scenes in which he had been engaged, under the title of A Year on the Punjab Frontier" (Britannica). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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