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The Madras Almanac
1828. MADRAS. The Madras Almanac. [4],vi, 361, [1], xxx, viii pp. Illustrated with one hand-coloured folding plate. Small 8vo., bound in contemporary leather-backed boards. Madras: Published for the benefit of the Military Male Orpahan Asylum, Asylum Press, [1828?].A marvelously evocative piece of colonial Indian printing, and a veritable mine of information on India before the Mutiny in a relatively small volume. Among the items contained in the Calendar are tables of money, weights, and measures; tables of roads, with distances; European and native holidays; Indian governments and presidencies. A handsomely printed book, without a signature, which seems never to have been present. Rebacked, bound without pp. 19-22 (August and September in the calendar).
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