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Death of Tippoo, or Tipu Sultan... Not held by any American institution...



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September 21, 1799

FELIX FARLEY'S BRISTOL JOURNAL, England, Sept. 21, 1799  

* Tipu Sultan death - Tiger of Mysore
* Rare 18th century publication
* Turn of the 19th century


The masthead features a handsome engraving. 
This title is not held by any American institution. It is Crane & Kaye title #1316a.
The front page has over a full column taken up witeh: "DEATH OF TIPPOO SULTAUN, and Capture of Seringapatam".
This was Tipu Sultan, also known as the Tiger of Mysore. Tipu was an implacable enemy of the British East India Company, sparking conflict with his attack on British-allied Travancore in 1789. In the Third Anglo-Mysore War, he was forced into the Treaty of Seringapatam.  He was killed in 1799 while defending his stronghold of Seringapatam.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition. Full red tax stamp on the front page.

Item from Catalog 341 (released for April, 2024)

Category: The 1600's and 1700's