London: House of Commons, 1804-06. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good. Item #258097-H
Title page, 8 pages contents (1 leaf out of sequence), 1014 pages; Title page, 11 pages contents, 863 pages, 28 pages index. Printed in double columns throughout. Expertly bound (by Riley Dunn & Wilson) in modern half calf, with raised bands, and gilt lettering to two compartments, with buckram covered boards, new endpapers and inner hinges in buckram. Very clean throughout. A very handsome and substantial pair of volumes. The entirety of the volumes are given over to the East India Company reports. These reports follow the passing of the Regulating Act of 1773 and were influential upon the East India Act of 1784, which were the first steps in the British government asserting control over the private East India Company. Hugely important to the wealth of the British, The Company had been run in a manner that had created sufficient debt at home to alarm the Bank of England and the government, with inexperienced officers exploiting the opportunities for personal wealth. Warren Hastings in particular began to assume the trappings and wealth of an hereditary ruler. The East India Company private army also had implications for military governance in India, with small wars being fought for control of territory and puppet rulers installed under Company control, though ostensibly British government control. At the time the Committee were enquiring into these affairs the army of The Company was about quarter of a million in strength. The Committee Reports were the result of extensive enquiries, testimony from Company officers, correspondence, and examination of accounts. Hugely detailed they are an excellent source of primary detail for any modern study of the East India Company and its influence on India, particularly in Bengal, Madras and Bombay. This pair of impressive volumes effectively provide a history of the East India Company two hundred and thirty five years ago, as seen and understood by the owners and officers, and by the government. Size: Large folio (27 x 41 cms). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; New Arrivals; Parliamentary Papers. Inventory No: 258097-H. This book is heavy and may require more postage than the rates shown. If extra postage is required we will contact you before processing your order and you will be given the details and option to decline the extra cost.
Keywords: BZDB395 East India Antiquarian & Rare; New Arrivals; Parliamentary Papers. EAST INDIA COMPANY CLIVE OF INDIA Eleven Reports Two Reports Eleven Reports On the Petitions of certain Agents for the British Subjects resident in India and of Warren Has