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Sketch of the History and Influence of the Press in British India; Containing Remarks on the Effects of a Free Press on Subsidiary Alliances, on the Delays of Office; on Superstition; on the Administration of Justice; on Flogging; and on Agriculture. Also, on the Dangers of a Free Press, and the Licentiousness of a Censorship. London, published by C. Chapple, Royal Library, Pall Mall, 1823.
1823. Pp. viii, 194. Modern quarter calf on marbled paper boards, spine gilt in compartments and with title label, g.e. First edition. Stanhope (1784 - 1862) was an army officer who in 1817 was appointed Deputy Quartermaster - General in India. "In the foregoing pages, I have attempted to give an impartial sketch of the history of public writings in India. I have also endeavoured to prove from facts, that the diffusion of knowledge, through the medium of education and a Free Press, must rapidly improve the condition of society there, and in the surrounding world" (Conclusion: p. 193). Scarce.
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