ANGLO-MYSORE

[ Lord Harris of Belmont House. ] Autograph Note in the third person [ to his bookseller ], regarding two books sent to him.

Author: 
Lord Harris of Belmont House, Throwley, near Faversham, Kent [ Lieutenant General William George Harris (1782-1845), 2nd Baron Harris, British soldier under his father in Anglo-Mysore War ]
Publication details: 
'Belmont [ i.e. Belmont House, Throwley, near Faversham, Kent ] | 16th. Decr. 1841'.
£30.00

1p., 12mo. In fair condition, with central spike-hole and a few burn marks at foot. Reads: 'Lord Harris has just recd the Illustrations to Deserted Village, but retyrns Retsch's Othello by this night's Coach, having received a copy of it about a week since.'

Manuscript account, sent by an officer of the East India Company to his brother, of his service in the Battle of Pollilur

Author: 
[Hyder Ali; Tipu Sultan; Battle of Pollilur, 1780] A Prisoner of Hyder Ali's.
Publication details: 
10 September 1780.
£1,500.00

Manuscript account, sent by an officer of the East India Company to his brother, of his service in the Battle of Pollilur [also called Polilore or Perambakam], 10 September 1780, in the Second Anglo-Mysore War (1779-1784), and of his subsequent treatment, with other British prisoners, by Hyder Ali. A difficult read.At Pollilur Hyder Ali’s son Tipu Sultan inflicted the worst defeat on British forces on the Indian subcontinent until the Battle of Chillianwala.

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