LACHMI BAI RANI OF JHANSI. The Jeanne D'Arc of India
Edition: First Edition
New York: J.F. Taylor, 1901. Octavo. pp [xii], 297, [7, blank], [16, ads] + 6 plates. Blue cloth with red lettering and cover design, top edge trimmed, others deckled. Yellowing to page edges, minor rubbing at spine tips, else a VG+ clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. "A strong Historical Novel dealing with the Sepoy Rebellion. ... The novel shows [Lachmi Bai - the famous Princess of India], in the role of The Jeanne d'Arc of India, depicting with masterly skill the brains, unceasing energy and indomintable courage which enabled her to rouse the native princes to strike a blow for freedom. Her beauty, woman's wit and earnestness of purpose, all make her a most fascinating heroine, both in romance and history." - from the publisher's advertisement. Smith, American Fiction W-492.