BALL’S HISTORY OF THE INDIAN MUTINY, ILLUSTRATED WITH BATTLE SCENES, PORTRAITS AND VIEWS OF INDIA
BALL, Charles. The History of the Indian Mutiny: Giving a Detailed Account of the Sepoy Insurrection in India. London: London Printing and Publishing Company, circa 1875. Seven volumes. Quarto, publisher's gilt- and blind-stamped red cloth. $2000.
Early edition of Ball’s illustrated history of the Sepoy Mutiny, with two engraved title-pages, seven steel-engraved portraits, 71 steel-engraved views and battle scenes, and two double-page maps of India hand-colored in outline. Seven volumes in publisher’s original cloth.
A detailed history of this very complicated time in Anglo-Indian history, the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857-58, often described as India's First War of Independence. The seven "divisions" of this history were meant to be bound by the purchaser in two volumes; this set includes appropriate title pages, engraved title pages, and directions for where to bind the plates, which have been bound into the front of each division. First published 1860. Early owner signature.
Light foxing to some plates. Slight wear to spine ends, Volume II and V with expert reinforcement to text block. Near-fine condition, scarce in original cloth.