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Bengal Under The Lieutenant-Governors Being A Narrative of The Principal Events And Public Measures During Their Periods of Office, From 1854 to 1898. In Two Volumes.

By C E Buckland

1901

S K Lahiri and Co : Calcutta

9" by 6"

xviii, 571; [2], 574-1122pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

The scarce first edition of this history of the Lieutenant-Governors of British India between 1854 and 1898. This work delves into the key events during this period and discusses the individuals who were in charge of various parts of the British Raj.

A very scarce first edition, published by S K Lahiri and Co. The second edition was published by a different publisher's in Calcutta. Illustrated, with fourteen plates across both volumes. Written by Charles Edward Buckland, an author of several historical works regarding India. He also penned a 'Dictionary of Indian Biography'. He worked for the Indian Civil Service. This work discusses Sir Frederick James Halliday, Sir John Peter Grant, Sir Cecil Beadon, Sir William Grey, Sir George Campbell, Sir Richard Temple, Sir Ashley Eden, Sir Augustus Rivers Thompson, Sir Steuart Colvin Bayley, Sir Charles Alfred Elliott, Sir Alexander Mackenzie and events that surrounded their role as Lieutenant Governor. To the second volume there is an appendix regarding the lives of some of the leading Maharajas, Nawabs and more in Bengal during this period. A fascinating insight into the history of British India.

CONDITION

In the publisher's original cloth bindings. Externally, generally smart. Front board to volume I has several patches of heavy rubbing, with some loss to the cloth at the extremities. Minor bumping to the head and tail of both spines. Evidence of bookplate removal to the recto of front endpaper and to the front pastedown of volume I. Internally, both volumes are firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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