Journal of a Route Across India, Through Egypt to England

Journal of a Route Across India, Through Egypt to England

Code: 10124

£2,500.00 Approx $3059.98, €2762.43

FIRST EDITION, 2 maps, 7 plans, 1 plain plate and 9 coloured aquatint plates depicting military costume of a Gurka Soldier, Rocket and Dromedary Corps; Irregular Cavalry, Sepoys, etc. contemporary full maroon morocco, gilt panel spine and gilt border on sides bound by Fairbairn and Armstrong, ROCKET AND DROMEDARY CORPSTooley, p. 187; Abbey Travel 519; Hilmy 233; Blackmer 597.Provenance-Manuscript note on end-paper 'Duke of Leinster's copy.FitzClarence (Earl of Munster) was the illegitimate son of William IV and Mrs.Jordan.The author was entrusted with the duplicate dispatches sent by the over-land route, concerning the peace treaty concluded with the Maharajah Scindiah after the Mahratta Wars.He gives an interesting and personal account of his journey across India and a visit to the Ellora caves, and includes also a description of the defeat of the Pindarrees by General Doveton. During his visit to Egypt, he accepted an invitation to stay with Henry Salt, then consul, his other guest at the time was Belzoni and the three of them explored the Pyramids and recent discoveries.