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The History of British India and History British India from 1805 to 1835 (9 Vols complete)
8, Leadenhall Street. Fleet Street. London.: James Madden and Co. LA Lewis., 1840 Uniformly bound in a superb half maroon c1900 morocco, red marbled boards, some blind tooling, edges and corners rubbed and bumped. Spine, decorative gilt tooling, raised bands, titles in gilt, edges rubbed. Internally, marbled endpapers, text block edges marbled, no inscriptions, lacking half titles?, vols 1-6 printed by E Varty, 27, Camomile Street, Bishopsgate, London. Vol 1, 1840, [3], (iv only), (xliii), [1], [1], 2-650 pp, 1 map (large folding 1840). Vol 2, 1840, [3], (vi only), [1], 2-527 pp, [1], 1 map (large folding 1840 by A Arrowsmith, borders coloured). Vol 3, 1840, [3], (vi-viii), [1], 2-532 pp. Vol 4, 1840, [3], (vi-viii), [1], 2-582 pp. Vol 5, 1840, [3], (vi-vii), [1], [1], 2-640 pp. Vol 6, 1840, [3], (vi-viii), [1], 2-683 pp, [1], 70 index. Vol 7, (vol 1), 1845, [3], (vi-xv), [1], [1], 2-608 pp, printed by S & J Bentley, Wilson, and Fey, Bangor House, Shoe Lane, London. Vol 8, (vol 2), 1846, [3], (vi-xvi), [1], 2-611 pp, [1]. Vol 9, (vol 3), 1848, [3], (vi-xvi), [1], 2-592 pp, 24 index, printed by Wertheimer & Co, Circus Place, Finsbury Circus. A lovely set, with the minimum of spotting and offsetting. First published in 3 volumes in 1817. (Allibone 1278. & Lowndes 2943 for other items) Mill, writer on India, claimed that the Mughal empire was both extremely wealthy and poorly defended. It was, he argued, possible for a force of no more than three ships and 1500–2000 men to secure Bengal. Mill spoke of the British government's willingness to co-operate in return for a share of the wealth! See ODNB. Wilson, Sanskritist, whose legacy may be assessed in two contexts: his scholarship and his leadership. In the area of his scholarship, his writings and translations were pioneering efforts by one who had no formal scholarly training, as none was available at the time. During his lifetime his writings were widely read and influential among scholarly and public audiences interested in India, though later generations would far surpass his accomplishments in the area of Sanskrit grammar and translation. In the area of intellectual leadership he carefully and effectively crafted three major institutions: the Asiatic Society of Bengal, the East India Company Library, and the Royal Asiatic Society. See ODNB.
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