Marquess Wellesley’s Administration as Governor General of India


Owen, Sidney J [editor]: A Selection from the Despatches, Treaties, and other papers of the Marquess of Wellesley, K.G. during his Government of India. With an Appendix, a Map of India, and eight Plans of Battles amd Sieges.  Clarendon Press [Oxford] 1877 1st edition thus, 8vo.

Large folding map of India coloured in outline in rear pocket, 8 plans as described [Mallavelly, Delhi, Assye, Argaum, Deeg, Bhurtpoor, Seringapatam,Lasswary, all but Argaum folding]. cxi, 815pp. Original cloth gilt, minor wear, spine a little sunned, two large maps worn at extreme right margin where they overhang the text block slightly, contemporary ownership inscription to a blank before title R H Blo… St John’s Coll, Oxon, a few marginal lines and one marginal note but generally a very decent, sound copy of this magisterial work. The original Despatches published by John Murray shortly after Wellesley’s death in the 1820s ran to five volumes.   feb25/2

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