Books from the Library of Peter Duckers

Date of Auction: 8th May 2019

Sold for £110

Estimate: £40 - £50

The Memoirs of Field Marshal Sir Henry Norman, by Sir William Lee Warner, K.C.S.I., Smith Elder, London 1908, 327pp., believed to be the author’s own copy of an excellent and detailed account of the Delhi operations, with list of surviving veterans in 1908, hardback, good condition

Narrative of the Siege of Delhi and the Mutiny at Ferozepore, by C. J. Griffiths, Murray, London, 1910, 260pp., a detailed account of the operations ‘before Delhi’, hardback, spine slightly damaged, therefore fair condition

The Siege of Delhi, by R. Baxter, Folio Soc. 1984, 130pp., an account of the Siege by an officer of the 75th Gordon Highlanders and 15th Sikhs, with photographs, hardback in slipcase, almost new condition (3) £40-£50


Sold together with the following items relating to ‘The Memoirs of Field Marshal Sir Henry Norman’, by Sir William Lee Warner:
A letter to Lee Warner from General Sir Frederick Maunsell, 1912, commenting on some of the content; and a copy in Lee Warner’s hand of letter from Archdale Wilson, Delhi, 1857.