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Singh, Teja; Singh, Ganda A SHORT HISTORY OF THE SIKHS volume One (1469-1765)
Punjabi University , 1994 Reprint. Binding: Hardcover (Original Cloth). Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket. In stock, for immediate despatch. Packed weight 400g Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 750 grams. Category: History; ISBN: 8173800073. Inventory No: 0023705. (Book ref. 0023705) £5.50
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YATE (A.C), Maj.: Lieutenant-Colonel John Haughton, Commandant of the 36th Sikhs. A Hero of Tirah. A Memoir. THE ORIGINAL EDITION
John Murray, 1900 Roy. 8vo., First Edition, with a fine portrait frontispiece in photogravure (original tissue guard present), 25 plates on 22, a large folding plan, and 3 large folding maps on japon at end; original burgundy cloth, upper board elaborately blocked and lettered in gilt, gilt back (very lightly faded), gilt top, uncut, very neatly recased with new endpapers. Sold from an institution with its small neat stamp on frontispiece recto and title, and neat accession number on lower backstrip and title verso. THE ORIGINAL EDITION OF THE IMPORTANT AND ELUSIVE BIOGRAPHY. 36th Sikhs was raised in 1887 to counter Russian expansion and to reinforce the North-West Frontier. Although relatively short-lived, the regiment gained immortality during the Tirah Campaign when, under the command of Lt.-Col. John Haughton it defended Samana Ridge against a large force of Pathans. Although greatly outnumbered, Haughton's force performed many acts of great bravery, most notably at Saragarhi. The memoir is dedicated to the headmasters of Shrewsbury and Uppingham schools, at which were educated respectively General John Colpoys Haughton and Lt.-Col. John Haughton. The schools' crests are blocked in gilt on upper board, and appear in line on the dedication page. The original edition is extremely scarce; this is the only copy we have seen (or heard of) in thirty years. (Book ref. 18910) £360.00
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PEARMAN, Sgt. ANGLESEY, Marquess, ed.: Sergeant Pearman's Memoirs. Being, chiefly, his Account of Service with the Third (King's Own) Light Dragoons in India from 1845 to 1853, including the First and Second Sikh Wars. Edited by the Marquess of Anglesey
Jonathan Cape, [1968] 8vo., First Edition, with plates, maps in the text, and endpaper maps in blue and black; regimental blue cloth, upper board blocked in gilt with crest, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dust wrapper, the latter lightly rubbed at extremities. (Book ref. 18864) £14.00
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Featherstone Donald F All for a Shilling a Day
London: Jarrolds, 1966. Hardcover. 8vo, 208pp. Vg+/vg++. Illustrated d/jkt, unclipped; light wear along top and bottom edges; a few tiny tears, but no losses; rear panel a little marked and stained. Dk red boards, clean; corners sharp; binding tight. B/w illustrations. (Book ref. 5630) £15.00
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Nawrath, Dr Ernst Alfred: The Glories of Hindustan
London: Methuen, 1935 Hardback, first edition, very good tight condition, no dust-jacket, publisher's original blue clothboards with gilt blocking to spine, faded spine, mapped front end-papers, unpaginated, 240 sepia photo plates (taken by the author) with text opposite - over 1kg weight. (Book ref. 2243) £25.00
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BECKERLEGGE Gwilym (ed.): The World Religions Reader
Routledge 1998 paperback, xxiii, 478 pps.. Crease on front cover, VG+, no inscription or markings. (Book ref. 7683) £6.00
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Goswamy, B. N.; Smith, Caron I see no Stranger : Early Sikh Art and Devotion
India: Rubin Museum of Art in Association with Mapin Publishing, 2006. First Edition. Cloth. New/New. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 1890206040 Heavy Item Postage Quote No one is a Hindu; no one a Muslim. With these radical words Guru Nanak (1469-1539) founded the Sikh religion, calling for the recognition of one God, by whatever name devotees chose to call him, and the rejection of superstition, avarice, meaningless ritual, and social oppression. Meditation and devotion were identified as the work of the private domain and charity, honest work, and service to humanity as the obligation to the social domain. The goal of this catalogue, and the exhibition it documents, is to bring together and illuminate works of art that identify these core Sikh beliefs in the period of their early development by the ten historical Gurus (16th-17th centuries). Through them, we are taken behind the external signs that identify Sikhs, who constitute the world's fifth largest organised religion, to its founding principles. The works of art, from the sixteenth through the nineteenth century, include paintings, drawings, textiles, and metalwork. They are drawn from museum collections in India and the United States and private collections in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The essay and object texts by B N Goswamy and Caron Smith provide keen insight into early Sikh devotion and examine the works of art in the context of the North Indian cultural mix in which they were created. 214pp. (Book ref. 028078) £30.00
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Khurana, G. British Historiography on the Sikh Power in the Punjab
London: mansell Publishing, 1985. First Edition. 0720117674 Hardback. A very good copy in laminated boards. Pp.ix,159. This is an evaluation of 19th century British writings on the Sikhs in the Punjab, looking at the factors that influenced the writers, the political and economic climate in which they worked, the extent to which they were able to be objective about an alien society etc. (Book ref. 13834) £18.00
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Ronaldshay, Earl of Lands of the Thunderbolt Sikhim, Chumbi and Bhutan
London: Constable, 1931. Reprint. A very good copy in beige cloth. A little rubbing at edges of boards. A clean copy with no ownership inscription and very little foxing. Pp.xvii,267. 22 plates. Folding map. Both a travel journal and a study of Lamaism. (Book ref. 10886) £40.00
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Singh Khushwant A History of the Sikhs Volume 2, 1839-1964
Oxford University Press, 1966. First Edition. A very good copy in a reasonable dustwrapper which has a couple of small edge tears. Gift and ownership inscriptions on front end-paper. Pp.xi,395. 10 illustrations. 4 maps. Has chapters on the Anglo-Sikh wars, the Indian Mutiny of 1857, the British annexation of the Punjab etc. (Book ref. 7926) £12.00
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MORTON, Rachel: One Island Many Faiths, the Experience of Religion in Britain.
London, Thames & Hudson, 2000. 1st. Vg brown h/b with silver lettering + worn, unprice clipped d/w, with slightly sticky small mark. 10.25" x 10", 160 pp, 70 b/w photographs. Depicts the diverse faiths of modern Britain in interviews & photographs, ranging from Bahai to Hinduism, through to Orthodox Judaism. Weight 1142g. 0500019878. (Book ref. 32) £6.50
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CAMPBELL, Christy: The Maharajah's box. An imperial story of conspiracy, love and a guru's prophecy
London: HarperCollins, 2000. 1st. VG+ brown cloth h/b with orange lettering to spine; VG+ col illus d/w with gilt/black lettering, not pc or chipped, sl edgewear. 16cms x 24cms, xvii+ 474pp. Pink illus eps. 16pp b/w plates, maps & family tree. Sl bumped spine. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 933g. 0002570084. (Book ref. 2511) £6.00
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Pandey, B. N. (ed.) A Book Of India an Anthology of Prose & Poetry from The Sub - Continent
London and Glasgow: Collins, 1965. 1st. Cloth. Very Good/Good -. 12mo Mr Pandey was an Indian with an intimate acquiantance with his country's life history and literature (and a Lecturer in Modern Indian History at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London). This book provides background to Indian history as well as sharp commentary on the problems which have faced the country in its struggle for independance. 384 pages, over 60 b/w photos. VG tight and clean book in a Good - dw (faded spine, colour loss at the very extremities and one 1/2" tear at the bottom front corner. (Book ref. 001913) £6.00
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Sewell Colonel J W [Late Queens] More Than Twice A Hero : A Record of the Life and Times of Captain Bernard McCabe
None Given, U.K. Binding: Softcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket. A Soldier of HM's 31st and 32nd Regiments 1822 (?) to 1857. Undated but appears to be 1970's? 16 pages, size 8.5 inches tall 5.5 inches, in paper covers. Illustrated with two black and white plates. Book - in Near Very Good paper covers - light creasing to the covers and minor abrasion to the front cover. Contents, light marking to the pages but still tightly bound. Also includes a compliment slip from 'John' from the Regimental Headquarters The Queen's Regiment which we assume to be from the author Sewell Colonel J W [Late Queens] John Walter (Toby) Sewell. SEE SCAN. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Asian History; Inventory No: 002607. (Book ref. 002607) £28.00
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MacMunn, Lieut.-General Sir George: The Martial Races of India.
London: Sampson Low Marston, c. 1933 First edition. Undated but soon after 1932 from contents. Hard cover. Black cloth, no dustjacket. 368pp. With 19 plates including colour plates from very good paintings by A.C. Lovat, and some b & w photos. Three maps. Enclosed: a few press cuttings on India. Covers have bumped and worn edges, chips to lower spine end; gilt titles bright, spots and marks to covers. Lacks front endpaper and some loss of paper to front pastedown, occasional marks including stain to margin of a few pages. A Good copy. (Book ref. 19891) £22.00
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1996, Lancer Publishers, , 1897829191,282pp, c600 colour and b/w illustrations and photos, very good in slightly edgecreased d/w, , The result of 20 years of research, this is a detailed study on the medals and orders of the Indian Princely States. The book identifies some 266 awards created by 45 States as well as 4 by the Sikh Empire. The background of each award is described with details of the awards and, where known, description, size and ribbon metal. Includes Orders, Decorations and Medals for civilian, military, police, jubilees and accessions. Scarce and collectible. (Book ref. 26080-01) £322.00
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London: House of Commons, 1806. 55pp. Folio. Paper wrappers. British Parliamentary paper.HC176. Account of war with Rungeet Sing Behauder, Rajah of Bharatpur. . A clean copy. Parliamentary Papers of this period are rare. It was not until 1836 that provision was made for their sale to the public. (Book ref. 157403) £45.00
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Tinker, Hugh The Banyan Tree: Overseas Emigrants from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh
London: Oxford University Press, 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 0192159461 Ex-Library (Book ref. 037507) £25.00
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Marsh, Peter The Anatomy of a Strike: Unions, employers and Punjabi workers in a Southall Factory
London: Institute of Race Relations, 1967. First Edition. Spiral Bound. Very Good. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Story of the strike at R. Woolf and Co (Rubber Ltd) in Hayes. Some 600 Indian workers went on strike for seven weeks. The strike was declared official by the TGWU, yet not only was no strike pay given to them (because they were coloured?) but also, even worse, no move was made by the union officials to have goods produced by scabs at Woolf's boycotted by workers at Ford or Vauxhall until the last week of the strike. There are 13,000 TGWU members at Ford, and the strike could have been much more successful if joint action of this sort had been initiated sooner. The weaknesses due to the isolation and self-sufficiency of the local stewards revealed themselves in this dispute too, for it was several weeks before the first collections in support of the strike were being taken in even the best organised local factories. Some edge wear. Scarce. (Book ref. 028009) £145.00
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Parekh, Bhikhu C. (Editor) Colour, Culture and Consciousness: Immigrant Intellectuals in Britain
London: George Allen & Unwin, 1974. First Edition. Hardcover. New/New. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 0043010679 (Book ref. 022586) £15.00
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