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Book Number 4082 
Author Lieut.-Colonel Valentine Blacker 
Title Memoirs of the Operations of the British Army in India, During the Mahratta War of 1817, 1818, & 1819. By Lieut.-Colonel Valentine Blacker, Companion of the Most Honouarable Order of the Bath, and Quartermaster-General of the Army of Fort St. George. 
Date c.1821 
Publisher Black, Kingsbury, Parbury, and Allen 
Place of Publication London 
Edition  
Volume Information 3 Books in 2 Volume (Tex 
Cover Recent handsome half morocco with matching marbled boards, blind tooled decorative rules, 4 raised bands in 5 compartments, tooled gilt lettering and design on the spine.  
Illustration Text and Atlas copy illustrated with 1 large folding plate each. Text with numerous charts (6 of which are fold out.) Atlas Illustrated with 45 maps (many of them with orginal hand coloring) and 3 plates.  
Size Large 4to (220 x 285) 
Condition Edges are uncut, all plates and maps are generally clean. A handsome copy.  
Provenance  
Pagination Text P. Foldout frontis, Half title, Title, Dedication (2), Preface (vi-xx), Contents (xxi-xxxiii), Book 1: 1-173; Book 175-439, Appendix (443-494), Blank (2) Atlas P. Title, Printer info, list of maps and plans (2), maps (45), blank (2).  
Reference (DNB, 588) 
Translation Info  
Notes Uncommon to have both text and plates together. Valentine Black, a historian of the Mahratta war of 1817-19 obtained his commission in the Madras cavaly in early 1798, and served as a cornet in the Mysore campaign of 1799, with a troop of cavalry of the Nizam’s contingent. His services at Mahidpur and the reconnaissances made by him before the battle were specially brough to the notice of the governor-general of the army of Fort st. George during a period of ten years. He died in Calcutta in 1823. He was appointed a companion of the Bath in 1818. (DNB, 588).  
Price (US$) 3750  
Short Description Book Asia Central India;Book Military General;Book Plate Books Colour;Book Atlas & Cartography General; 
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