The Expediency Maintained of Continuing the System by which the Trade and Government of India are now regulated.

  • Grant, Robert
  • London: Printed for Black, Parry, and Co. 1813
  • Goldsmiths'-Kress 20727.


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FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp. [ii], xix, [i], 404. Two leaves are folding charts, one printed in red and black. Contemporary sprinkled calf, spine divided by raised bands between gilt rules, red morocco label, A touch of minor spotting, neatly rebacked preserving original spine.


A scarce 'defence of the East India Company's trading monopoly and a history of the company's development up to 1773' by Sir Robert Grant (1780-1838), son of the chairman of the Company. Grant went on to become a politician, ended his life as Governor of Bombay and is also remembered as a hymn-writer.

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