Lot 144 of 338:
Comic look at Indian society on eve of Sepoy Rebellion  

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Humorous Sketches of the World We Live In

Lodwick, R.W.


Lithographed at the Education Society's Press



Title-leaf; preface-leaf; + 39 lithographed plates from cartoon drawings by the author. (4to) 32x25.5 cm (12¾x10"), original(?) cloth, backed and cornered with gilt-tooled morocco, die-cut pictorial cover label. 

Presentation copy inscribed and signed by the author to "The Honourable Montstuart Elphinstone the friend & patron of his Father this copy is presented as a mark of respect by R.W. Lodwick, Bombay, April 25th, 1856."  Elphinstone was a noted Scottish statesman and historian, long associated with the government of British India, and sometime Governor of Bombay. The present work is a comic look at the British in India, and the Indians themselves, ironically at a time of growing tensions between the exploited masses and their British overlords, that was to erupt the following year into the Sepoy Rebellion, or Great Indian Mutiny. 

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Some staining and wear to covers, leather scuffed; overall very good.

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