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Lot 42: EVAN BELL, The Annexation of the Punjaub and the Maharajah Duleep Singh, 1882

Bid & Hammer's 'THE JODHPUR AUCTION II' (SALE 0015)

Platinum House

by Bid & Hammer

March 31, 2013

Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

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  • EVAN BELL, The Annexation of the Punjaub and the Maharajah Duleep Singh, 1882
  • EVAN BELL, The Annexation of the Punjaub and the Maharajah Duleep Singh, 1882
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Description: A superb deluxe blue embossed and gilt copy of the Annexation of the Punjaub and the Maharajah Duleep Singh, 1882, by Major Evan Bell. Duleep Singh's first major biography which he commissioned the professional agitator Bell to write. The book
was a direct attack on the British Government and offended many of the high ranking officials, he later apologised and published the milder account titled 'Duleep Singh & The Government' to bring forth his financial and political case to the British public. The blue embossed copies were issued for personal friends and family, this copy containing a detailed 10-page handwritten letter from Lord Hatherton to Sir John
[Login] about the Maharajah's case.

Notes: Please note: This Sale's currency is Indian Rupees (INR)

Artist or Maker: MAJOR EVAN BELL

Date: 1882

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