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The Bengal Calendar for the Year 1791: Including a List of the Hon. And United East-India Company's Civil and Military Servants on the Bengal Establishment, &c. Including Also Those at Madrass, Bombay, Fort Marlborough, China and St. Helena
Printed for John Stockdale, London 1791 - [2], 155pp, [1]. Rare, with ESTC recording only the NLS copy. [Bound behind:] The London Calendar, or Court and City Register, for England, Scotland, Ireland and America, For the Year 1791. London. Printed for John Stockdale, [1791]. iv, 21, [3], 22-281pp. [And:] RIDER, Cardanus. Rider's British Merlin: For the Year of Our Lord God 1791. London. Printed for the Company of Stationers., 1791. 60pp, partially interleaved with blanks, [And:] The Arms of the Peers, Peeresses, &c of England, Scotland, and Ireland. London. Printed for J. Murray. & J. Stockdale. [1791?]. 30, [2], 31, [2], 32-66, 65-66pp, [8]. Engraved throughout. [And:] [With Additions.] Stockdale's New Companion to the London Calendar, or Court and City Register. London. Printed for John Stockdale, [1791]. [2], 106pp. Rare, with ESTC locating only the NLS copy. 12mo. Handsomely bound in contemporary highly-polished red morocco. Marbled endpapers. Light creasing to spine, slight rubbing to extremities. Contemporary ink inscription of Mr. Grant to blank fly-leaf. John Stockdale (1750-1814) began publishing his successful London Calendar and Companions soon after founding his own publishing business in 1782. He offered customers the addition of the Bengal Calendar, reprinted from the Calcutta original, some six years later. Coincidentally, 1788-9 saw the House of Commons bring a high profile although ultimately unsuccessful libel action against Stockdale for a publication relating to the East India company: Logan's Review (London, 1788) of the impeachment of Warren Hastings as Governor of Bengal. By the publication of this 1791 edition it would appear from both the imprint and reference to ESTC that Stockdale had become its sole publisher. According to contemporary advertisements, the Bengal Calendar was available separately (2s), or in the three most expensive configurations of the London Calendar (with the London Calendar, Companion and Almanack - 6/6d, with the addition of the Arms - 8/6d, or as here 'extra bound in Morocco' - 13/6d). ESTC: T189832. T139279, T45029. Not in ESTC, c/f T139303, T179330.
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