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William Faden (1749-1836)

India, 1791 1792

Twenty-four pages letterpress booklet, pages numbered 1-19; two copperplate printed images including one fold-out map. Sigs: B, B2, C, C2, D. Stitched in contemporary blue paper cover. | 26.5 x 21.6 cm (whole object) | RCIN 735002.1

Printed (letterpress) account of the operations of the British army in India in 1791. Third Anglo-Mysore War (1789-92)

This account gives the details of the marches of the British Army, commencing with the reinforcement of the army at Amboor with four battalions of Sepoys from southern India, and the Bengal regiment of cavalry under the command of Colonel Oldham. The movements of the army, from their setting off on 22 April 1791 to Seringapatam by way of Bangalore, are described in detail, as well as the actions at Bangalore and Arakere.

Bound in with the text are an order of battle of the Indian army commanded by Cornwallis (RCIN 735002.2), and a sketch of the positions of the British Army at Seringapatam on 15 May 1791 (RCIN 735002.3).

  • William Faden (1 July 1749-21 March 1836) (publisher) [bottom centre of second title page:] LONDON: / PRINTED FOR W. FADEN, GEOGRAPHER TO HIS MAJESTY, / CHARING-CROSS. / 1792.

  • Watermark: None

    Condition: no folds; some induced discolouration from the ink from the copperplate-printed folios

  • 26.5 x 21.6 cm (whole object)

  • Printed title:

    NARRATIVE / OF THE / OPERATIONS OF THE BRITISH ARMY / IN INDIA, &c. [printed account with order of battle and map of Seringapatam; title page of booklet]

    Printed title:

    NARRATIVE / OF THE / OPERATIONS OF THE BRITISH ARMY / IN INDIA, / From the 21st April to the 16th July, 1791; / WITH A / PARTICULAR ACCOUNT OF THE ACTION ON THE / 15th OF MAY, / NEAR / SERINGAPATAM. [second title page]


    George III heading [on cover:] Hindoostan 21 April - 16 July 1791 / Order of Battle 2 May 1791 / Battle of Seringapatam 15 May 1791.

    Other annotations [on title page, bottom left, black pencil, in an eighteenth- or early nineteenth-century hand:]: V5p 179.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Order of Battle Narrative of the Operations of the British Army in India from the of April to the of July 1791: with a particular Account and a Plan of the Action of the of May near Seringapatam, and the Order of Battle of the Army commanded by Earl Cornwallis on the 2.of May 1791: published by Faden, 1792. (V.5.p 179). [The same entry appears under the headings Hindoostan and Seringapatam.]

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by George III (1738-1820)

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