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The East India Register and Directory for 1805 {Lord Wellesley]

The East India Register and Directory, for 1805; Corrected to the 8th Nov 1804. Containing Complete Lists of the Company's Servants, Civil, Military, and Marine...Lists of Europeans, Mariners, &c... Merchant Vessels. Blacks & Parry [London] 1805, small 8vo. Folding uncoloured map of Hindustan from the latest authorities, xxvii, 3 folding page lists of shipping for the seasons 1802-3, 1803-4, 1804-5 with names of commanders, principal officers, surgeons, pursers, time of sailing, etc, 388pp .Includes Casualty lists for Bengal [4pp], Madras [5pp], Bombay [2pp]. Full straight grain red morocco gilt, professionally re-backed with the original spine laid down all edges gilt, clean internally and externally, old Royal United Services Institute armorial presentation label to original marbled front endpaper, map a little cured at extremities where it overhangs the main text block a little, titled on the spine INDIA REGISTER 1805.. Fully indexed lists of all serving and retired officers in the three Presidency armies, together with lists of civil servants, casualties, Indian Navy officers (down to Midshipmen), government officals, etc. We are not sure whether the map was an option that could be coloured or uncoloured. Certainly our own reference copy of this year is also uncoloured and the earliest we have with a coloured map is 1808. This volume, produced when Marquis Wellesley was Governor General and Lord Lake c-in-c, notes in its casualty lists some of those killed or dying at the battles of Assaye and Delhi.

Price: 225.00

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