Lord Hastings’ account of his period as Governor General of India 1813 to 1823.


Hastings, Marquess of, Governor General of India: Summary of the Administration of the Indian Go vernment. from October 1813, to January 1823. William Earle, Berkeley Square [London] 1824 Reprinted at Malta. 8vo.

Folding map [printed in Malta, engraved by G Bonell, St ForniNo 102, Malta  and not used in the slightly earlier London printings of the book]. title page, Advertisement page, 130pp. Contemporary half crimson straight grain morocco gilt with boldly marbled paper covered boards matching the endpapers and marbled edges. Fine condition, and an exceptional copy of this book further enhanced by a presentation inscription from Lord Hastings at the top of the title page Joshua Crompton, presented to him by the Marquof Hastings, Malta, March 4th 1825. The book was published while Hastings was Commander in Chief in Malta. Later editions were published in Edinburgh in 1825.   feb22./1     SOLD 29th April 2022

Francis Rawdon, 1st Marquess of Hastings, Earl of Moira [1754 – 1826] was a successful General when appointed Governor General of India. His high title was awarded following his successful dealing with the Nepal War 1814-16. He assumed personal command in the Pindari War 1817-18, deposed the Peshwar, defeated the Mahrattas, effectively making Britain the supreme power on the sub continent.