East India Register 1809, bound with an illustrated Peerage and the Royal Kalendar


The East India Register and Directory, for 1809; corrected to the 26th November 1808. Containing complete Lists of the Company’s Servants, Civil, Military, and Marine…Lists of Europeans, Mariners, &c… Merchant Vessels. Compiled by Permission of the Honorable East India Company From the official returns received at the East India House by John Mathison & Alexander Way Mason, of the Secretary’s Office, East India House. Black, Parry and Kingsbury [London] 1809 small thick 8vo. [7 x 4½ x 3 ins]

Two tables of East India shipping for the seasons 1806-7, 1807-8, & 1808-9, folding pay table [torn without loss] xlii, 432pp, including Casualties Bengal 6pp, Madras 4pp, Bombay 5pp. At the time of printing the Governor General was Gilbert, Lord Minto. The casualty lists, always fascinating, show the loss of 19 Bengal officer cadets in the ship Skelton Castle and 7 officers killed at the attack on Camoonah.    may15/4

This volume is bound with:

The Royal Kalendar 1809, with the Arms of the Peers and Baronets, J. Stockdale [London] 1807. and that company’s New Companion. 

Contemporary crimson full red morocco gilt, spine titled  1809. Some wear to extremities but a handsome volume, all edges gilt, original marbled endpapers which are split along the hinges although the outer leather joints are not broken a simple re-casing for a bookbinder], with sound, tight text block, no internal markings. These very thick volumes are prone to being badly shaken and this is a good example.

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