Vizier Ali Khan;
or, The Massacre of Benares, A Chapter in British Indian History. London John Murray 1844
First edition, pp.88, lithograph frontis. A very good copy in original cloth, gilt. A little cocked, head and tail of spine rubbed. With presentation inscription from the author to Rear Admiral Sir Thomas Cochrane.
Admiral Thomas Cochrane, 1775-1860, was a swashbuckling naval hero of his day. Dismissed from the Royal Navy in 1815, for fraud, he went on to organise the navies of Brazil, Chile and Greece during their wars of independence, before being pardoned and reinstated in 1832. His career inspired numerous authors including Frederick Marryat who served under him before becoming a writer, and C.S Forester whose Hornblower was based on Cochrane.