ALLEN, I. N. Diary of a March through Sinde and Afghanistan, London: J. Hatchard and Son, 1843. 12° (200 x 125mm.). Half title, folding tinted lithographed frontispiece and 7 plates after A. Picken. (Frontispiece spotted and with clean marginal tear at fold, lightly and evenly browned throughout, margin of plates lightly browned, one plate with light marginal waterstaining.) 20th-century cloth gilt (old front cover laid down, rubbed). FIRST EDITION. Abbey Travel 510.
NAPIER, William Francis Patrick (1785-1860). The Life and Opinions of General Sir Charles James Napier, London: John Murray, 1857. 4 volumes, 12° (202 x 135mm). Engraved portrait in each volume, folding engraved map. (Occasional light soiling.) Original publisher's cloth gilt (head and tails of spines bumped and chipped, quite rubbed). Provenance: James Wyllie Guild (bookplate) -- Library of the Institute of Accountants and Actuaries in Glasgow (bookplate). FIRST EDITION of the official life of Napier, written by his brother William. The folding map illustrates the operations in Scinde. Blackmer 1182.
With 7 other works on Napier and India, including Charles J. Napier's Remarks on Military Law and the punishment of flogging (London, 1837, PRESENTATION COPY), Selections from the records of the Government of India ... Paper relating to the resignation of his excellency General Sir Chas J. Napier, G.C.B. Commander-in-Chief in India (Calcutta, 1853, inscribed "With Lieut. Col. Durhams compliments"), Charles James Napier's Defects, Civil and Military of the Indian Government (London, 1853), W.F.P. Napier's The Conquest of Scinde, with some introductory passages in the life of Major-General Sir Charles James Napier (London, 1845, second edition, 2 copies), and Compilation of the General Orders, &c., issued in 1842-47 by Sir Charles James Napier (Bombay, 1850, second edition). (12)