Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria. To coincide with the OMRS Convention (19 September 2003)

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Date of Auction: 19th September 2003

Sold for £260

Estimate: £200 - £300

Cavagnari, Major Sir Louis, The Life and Career of Major Sir Louis Cavagnari, C.S.I., K.C.B., British Envoy at Kabul, together with a brief outline of the Second Afghan War, compiled by K. P. Dey, original black cloth, 199pp, J. N. Ghose & Co., Calcutta, 1881, some tears to spine, otherwise unusually fine for a book generally found in poor condition, scarce; together with: The Griffin’s Aide-de-Camp, by Blunt Spurs, Cavagnari’s personal copy of this essential guide to the successful purchase and care of a horse in India, autographed inside front cover ‘Pierre Cavagnari - 1st Bengal Fusiliers’, and with tipped-in manuscript note in his hand, original faded blue cloth, 225pp, 3rd Edition, Graves & Co., Madrass, 1860, covers and spine worn with some loss to corners, content good and a rare association piece (2) £200-300