Title: By Jumna's Banks. First Edition, Hardcover.
Publisher:  John Long, London, 1898,
Seller ID: 113686
MARKHAM, Paul. By Jumna's Banks. London : John Long, 6 Chandos Street, Strand, 1898. First Printing. Pp. (8),1-228. Crown 8vo, green cloth with black decoration to front board, gilt lettering to front board and spine. A late-Victorian novel of military life in India. "Mr. Paul Markham has imparted to his story of military life in India a freshness and charm that will ensure for it many readers. The humour, and there is much of it, is well wrought, and the story abounds in a vivid description of life in Delhi and other parts of India. Evidently the author knows India well, and his knowledge hasbeen skilfully used in the unfolding of the plot of this agreeable story." - from the Pall Mall Gazette review. "...The army doctor with his grievanc es, the major with his sermons and his eleven reformed drunkards, are capital portraits, drawn with a few clever strokes that seem to make them feel like old friends." - from the Glasgow Herald review. A few small spots to front board, a few instances of marginal foxing, remnants of lending library label affix to rear pastedown, else a very good, sturdy copy. Scarce. 100.00