SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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MECHAM, Lieut. Clifford Henry.
George Couper (notices).
Sketches & Incidents of the Siege of Lucknow / from drawings made during the siege by Clifford Henry Mecham, with descriptive notices by George Couper

London: Day & Son, [1858].
Bobins I 264;
London: Day & Son, [1858].

10 p : 27 tinted lithographic plates on 18 leaves, Large Folio. Publisher's red cloth covered boards, tooled in blind and title embossed in gilt, boards soiled, worn and faded. Spine re-backed. Some foxing, some plates with margins chipped and repaired. An eye-witness report of the siege of Lucknow, describing and depicting the heavy toll suffered by the British. Not in the usual bibliographies. Coloured plates in order: 1. Title page. Baillie Guard Gateway. 2. The Baillie Guard Gateway from the Nobut Khana (Music Hall.) 3. The Residency from the Water Gate. 4. Mr. Gubbins's House. 5. Sander's Post. 6. Front view of the Residency. 7. The Church. 8. The Redan Battery. 9. The Baillie Guard Battery and Hospital. 10. The New Cawnpore Battery. 11. The Judicial Commissioners' Kutchery (Court House.) 12. Rear view of the Residency from the Churchyard. 13. The Seikh Yard Breach. 14. Interior of the Residency Billiard Room. 15. View from Residency Look Out Tower. 16. The Seikh Yard Battery. 17. The Nobut Khana Gateway. 18. The Clock Tower Gateway. 19. View from the Highlanders' Post. 20. Anderson's Battery. 21. Havelock's Grave, and the Alumbagh Picket-House. 22. Interior of Alumbagh. 23. Jellalabad. 24. Listening for Miners. 25. The Mosque Picket. 26. Lying in Wait. 27. Sinking a Shaft.