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CURRY & RICE
Atkinson, Capt. Geo. F.

CURRY & RICE

(On Forty Plates) Or Ingredients of Social Life at “Our” Station in India. Day & Son ... N.d. c.[1859].
1st Ed. Sm. 4to. [x] + [78]pp. Additional sepia lithographed t.p. and 39 sepia litho. plates. Some browning, inscription, marbled e.ps., contemporary half gilt fillet edged morocco with marbled boards, sl. paper loss to fore-edge of upper board, minor wear. First published in 1859, immediately after the Indian Mutiny (1857-58). Satirizing British officials and residents in the fictional village of Kabob in India, affectionately referred to by Atkinson as ‘Our Station’. The people and places mentioned are probably caricatures of those Atkinson encountered as a Captain in the Bengal Engineers. Atkinson was a keen artist and drew all of the 40 plates in the book. Each plate is accompanied by a brief description.
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