Memories of the siege of the Lucknow Residency, drawn by a participant, Lieutenant C. H. Mecham

Source: ebay, Aug. 2002

"MECHAM (Lieutenant Clifford Henry). Sketches & Incidents of the Siege of Lucknow. From Drawings made during the Siege...with Descriptive Notices by George Couper, Esq. late Secretary to the Chief Commissioner of Oude. London, Day & Son, Lithographers to the Queen, 1858. FIRST EDITION. Large Folio (22 1/2" x 15".) [12] pp. Tinted lithographed title page with vignette and 26 fine tinted lithographed views on 17 plates, with original tissue guards. "Probably the most celebrated series of views of the Mutiny, showing in graphic detail the destruction wrought on the 37 acre Residency compound between June and November 1857. Also illustrated are tunnelling activities, a feature of the Siege. Mecham was a lieutenant in the Madras Army. Ladendorf, 635."

Some pages appear below.

*Dedication: to the Queen*

"Front View of the Residency."

"The Bailley Guard Battery and Hospital"

"Interior of the Residency Billiard Room"

"Near view from the Highlanders Post"

"Lying in Wait" and "Sinking a Shaft"

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