Jones, Oliver J., Captain, R.N.
Title RECOLLECTION OF A WINTER CAMPAIGN IN INDIA IN 1857-58. WITH DRAWINGS ON STONE FROM THE AUTHOR'S DESIGNS.
Publisher London Stamp Exchange, (London), 1989, reprint of the 1859 edition with new foreword.
Seller ID 13149
213 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Top edge gilt. Plates, battle plans. "The vivid reminiscences of Captain Oliver Jones RN, bring to life again the fierce and confusing fighting around Lucknow during the Indian Mutiny in 1857. Jones had an artist's eye for the unusual or picturesque aspects of the campaign. This emerges both in the marvellous illustrations, based on his own sketches, and here splendidly reproduced in all their original freshness and also in the vivid descriptive passages both of the Indian landscape and of its inhabitants. Here, too, are the undoubted 'stars' of the Lucknow operation: Captain Sir William Peel and the sailors of the Naval Brigade. Jones gives much fascinating detail about the brigades campaign: including the horses 'moored head and stern'; the sailors' dress and marching - and their numerous pets! The mid-Victorian bluejacket comes to life agin on Jones' pages, with all the characteristics of cheerfulness, idiosyncracy and resourcefulness which so endeared him to his contemporaries." Minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and minor rubbing. NF/VG+