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The history of British India. From 1805 to 1835.London, James Madden and co. (back of title-page: printed by S. & J. Bentley, Wilson and Fley), 1845-1848. 3 volumes. 8vo. Contemporary blind-blocked cloth.
XV, [1 blank], 608; XVI, 611, [1 blank]; XVI, 592, 70, [2], 24 pp.First editions of the last three volumes of the extensive History of British India by the English orientalist Horace Hayman Wilson (1786-1860). It tries to deal with every aspect of India's history: its religion, culture, politics, art, law, etc., also focusing on its relation with England. Besides India, it deals with Ceylon, Southeast Asia and parts of Indonesia or the Dutch East Indies. The present three volumes are a continuation of 6 earlier volumes with the same title by James Mill (d. 1836), the first published in 1817. Wilson had edited later editions of Mill's work, and continued where Mill had stopped, dealing in the present volumes with the years 1805-1835.Quire L of the first volume partly detached from bookblock and some minor foxing. Spines discoloured and slightly worn at top and bottom. Overall a good set.
Verkäufer: A. Asher & Co. B.V. [Netherlands]
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