Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000
Sold For: £4,000
The Campaign in India 1857-58, from drawings made during the eventful period of the Great Mutiny, by George Francklin Atkinson, Captain, Bengal Engineers, illustrating the military operations before Delhi and its neighbourhood, 1st edition, Day & Son, 1859,
26 lithograph plates on 20 sheets, including pictorial title, all with hand-colouring, some light spotting, dedication leaf and list of plates with several short marginal tears repaired with archival tape (the second leaf with horizontal tear across the leaf at foot also archivally restored), 2 sheets (plates 12-14: Incident in the Subzee Mundee, Interior of a Tent & Hodson's Horse at Rhotuck) with several short marginal tears repaired with archival tape (not affecting image), with some consequent creases and marks to outer margins, all edges gilt, yellow chalk-glazed endpapers, publisher's morocco-backed gilt-decorated red cloth, rubbed and some soiling, and fraying to edges, with some wear to head and foot of spine, large folio (570 x 375 mm)
Abbey Travel 486. The rare coloured version of Atkinson's important visual record of the Indian Mutiny, originally sold at £6 6d, twice the price of the standard tinted edition.