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"factious accusations against a successful General"

Napier, Major-General W.F.P. The Conquest of Scinde, with some Introductory Passages in the Life of Major-General Sir Charles James Napier. Part I only. London T. & W. Boone 1845
First edition pp.196, 2 folding maps. A very good copy bound in contemporary half calf. From the Library of the Earl of Cromer, with his bookplate.

This, the first of three parts, treats Napier's political proceedings, and was published separately with the object of rebutting "the factious accusations against a successful General". Evelyn Baring, first Earl of Cromer, went to India in 1872 as private secretary to his cousin Lord Northbrook, the Viceroy.