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Indian Empire : History, Topography, Geology, Climate, Population, Chief Cities And Provinces ; Tributary And Protected States...[ct 3 V], Martin, Robert Montgomery (1803?-1868)
1 Indian Empire : History, Topography, Geology, Climate, Population, Chief Cities And Provinces ; Tributary And Protected States...[ct 3 V] Martin, Robert Montgomery (1803?-1868)
London London Print. and Pub. Co 1858- 1861 First Trade Edition 3/4 leather Very Good with no dust jacket 
steel plates; . ..; Military Power and Resources ; Religion, Education, Crime ; Land Tenures ; Staple Products ; Government, Finance, and Commerce: with a full account of the mutiny of the Bengal army, of the insurrection in Western India, and an exposition of the alleged causes. . Illustrated with Maps, Portraits and Views. Dimensions 8.5 x 11.125", weighing 13 pounds. Text in two columns. Three illustrated titles, 2 double-page engraved maps by J. Rapkin (hand-coloured in outline) , 120 steel-engraved plates after drawings by Prout, Purser, Turner, Harding, Roberts and others. Contemporary half brown morocco over cloth boards, spines with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in gilt in the second and fourth, marbled endpapers. A well-illustrated mid-19th century history of India by a noted member of the East India Company, with an important account of the Indian Rebellion of 1857. Martin served as a member of the Court of Directors of the East India Company and travelled much of the world, including in India, as a surgeon, botanist, naturalist and historian. His comprehensive history is particularly valuable for its inside account of the commercial aspects of life in India and his account of the "Indian Mutiny". The work is admirably illustrated with numerous steel-engraved views of the principal cities and sites in India, including Delhi, Agra, Lucknow, Hyderabad, etc. , as well as views in the Himalayas and portraits of various Indian princes and notables. Solid with clean contentsCf. Dictionary of Indian Biography, p. 277 38025 
Price: 545.20 USD
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