Major Lewis Ferdinand Smith
A Sketch of the Rise, Progress & Termination, of the Regular Corps, formed & commanded by Europeans, in the service of the native princes of India, with details of the principal events and actions of the late Marhatta War, by ...Smith, late Major, in Dowlut Rao Scindea's service. Calcutta: J.Greenway, Hurkaru Press, [circa 1804]. 4 (23.8 x 190cm.) 4pp. subscribers' list. 3 folding letterpress tables (2 hand-coloured), 4 hand-colured maps and plans. Later limp boards. Provenance: Lt.Col.Shawe (subscriber, listed as Maj.M.Shawe).
A rare contemporary account of the Marhatta War and the individual officers who soldiered for various Indian states, including a biography of General Benoit De Boigne.