The Captains and the Kings Depart: life in India 1928-46. & Careering On: a sequel to The Captain and the Kings Depart

Jack Bazalgette

Published by The Amate Press Ltd., 1984
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Title: The Captains and the Kings Depart: life in ...
Publisher: The Amate Press Ltd.
Publication Date: 1984
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition

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Published by Oxford: Amate Press (1984)
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James Fergusson Books & Manuscripts
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Book Description Oxford: Amate Press, 1984. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. First editions. 2 vols. Wrappers. [1000 copies of the first printed, in 1984; 500 of the second, in 1985]. Corners of a few pages bent in The Captains and the Kings. From the collection of the publisher, Robin Waterfield (1914-2002), with his Amate Press archive as follows: 24 autograph letters signed to Waterfield from Jack Bazalgette, with detailed notes on the editing, cutting and presentation of the text, February 1984-January 1986; typed letter signed to Waterfield from Martin Murphy, employed by him to cut the text, with numerous constructive suggestions, February 1984; autograph letter signed from Bazalgette to Murphy (expressing gratitude), March 1984; two autograph letters signed from Jack and Jo Bazalgette (in Jack's hand) to Robin and Sophie Waterfield, and one Christmas typed copy round-robin with Jack's MS additions, April 1983-December 1984; autograph letter signed from Jack and Jo Bazalgette (in Jo's hand) to Robin Waterfield's wife Sophie, January 1984; and a file of orders, letters giving advice (from Judith M. Brown and others), drafts and lists by Waterfield, communications with the printer. John Evelyn Arnold ("Jack") Bazalgette (1907-1992) was a great-great-grandson of Jean Louis Bazalgette who brought his family to England from France in the 18th century, and a first cousin twice removed of Sir Joseph Bazalgette, the engineer who built London's sewers. Jack's immediate family were soldiers, but after serving in the Indian Army he transferred in 1931 to the Indian Political Service, the subject of most of the first volume of his memoirs, much of which is based on letters written home to his parents. He met Jo Rowland, the daughter of a judge, early in his new job, and married her in 1934. Between 1935 and 1938 he had various posts on the Persian Gulf - Under-Secretary to the Resident in Bushire, acting Consul in Kerman, Vice-Consul in Khorramshahr - and during the Second World War was City Magistrate in Dera Ismail Khan, Under-Secretary and then Secretary to the Resident in Kolhapur, commander of a Reserve Police Force in Neemuch, and finally, 1944-47, Assistant Political Agent, then Political Agent, in Simla. After Independence, despite, he reveals, the many blandishments of his subjects, he left India and was employed in the oil industry in South America, Dr Barnardo's Homes in Britain and the World Council of Churches Service to Refugees in the Middle East - the subject of Careering On. Bookseller Inventory # W100009

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