Lot 22: Napier - .- Porny The Elements of Heraldry... , fifth edition
27 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: ( Gen. Sir Charles).- Porny (M.A.) The Elements of Heraldry , fifth edition, 24 engraved plates, illustrations in text, inscribed by Napier to title, the family bookplate to front pastedown, a little faint browning, most to endpapers, contemporary marbled calf, rubbed, a little worn at corners and along extremities, joints splitting a little, a little loss at spine head, 8vo , 1795. General Sir Charles James Napier (1782-1853), Governor of Sindh, later Commander-in-Chief of India; commander in the battles for Sindh of the 25th Regiment of Bombay Native Infantry (in 1903 renamed the 125th Napier's Rifles). The inscription: "Charles Napier. Rifle Battn. ?10101"