Southern India. Wars on the Coromandel Coast 1780 -1784. Contemporary account.
Munro, Innes: Narrative of the Military Operations on the Coromandel Coast, against the Combined Forces of the French, Dutch, and Hyder Ally Cawn from the Year 1780 to the Peace in 1784; in a series of Letters, in which are included many useful cautions for young Gentlemen destined for India; a description of the most remarkable manners and customs of the East Indians; and an account of the Isle of France…. Printed for the Author by T Bensley, and sold by G Nichol, Bookseller to His Majesty, Pall Mall [London] 1789 1st Edition 4to.
Engraved title page with oval vignette, folding panoramic plate of Port Louis, Isle of France, 9 folding maps [Attacks upon Lt Col Baillie, Battle of Porto Nova, Battle of Polliloore, Battle of Sholangur, Action at Veracundaloor, Eyre Coote attacked from Vellore,Battle of Arne, Plan of Fort Trinquamallee & Canalburg, Battle of Cuddalore.] 392pp.
Contemporary half calf with marbled paper covered boards, red title label gilt, professionally re-cased with some careful repair to the joints, armorial bookplate of Lord Forbes to front pastedown and his signature Forbes to top margin of title page with the date 1796 , later stamp to front free endpaper Getty Oil (Britain) ltd, Sutton Place. No further ownership markings, contents very clean and all maps neatly folded. A very good and complete copy of a scarce title. All maps are as called for and all are neatly folded with
just the occasional small closed tear. There is an interesting six page list of subscribers amongst whom is Lord Forbes, along with several other members of his family. The family, whose title dates back to the 15th century, had their seat at Pitsligo. From the list of family members on the subscribers’ list it should be possible to work out the exact original ownership of this volume.
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