1857 History of British India
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Early Edition, Folding Maps, Illustrated, Leather Binding
Early edition of History of British India by Hugh Murray in full calf binding.
A new edition, published with changes and amendments relevant to the changing political situation in India at the time, for instance, the administration of Lord Dalhousie and the general administration of India since 1853 and the Charter Act, which renewed the East India Company's charter.
Illustrated with a monochrome plate frontispiece and a large folding map. Collated, complete.
Includes topics such as 'Knowledge of India Among the Ancients' and 'Portuguese Discovery of the Passage to India'.
Prior owner's ink inscription from 1858 to the first free endpaper.
In full calf binding. Externally, smart. There is rubbing to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities, and there is some rubbing to the boards. There are some marks to the head of the spine. The spine label is missing. The hinges are starting but firm. Prior owner's ink inscription from 1858 to the first free endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. The pages are bright and clean with some light spotting throughout.
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