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Observations on Our Indian Administration, Civil and Military.

pp. (viii), 118, (ii) Advertisements. Original grey, printed wrappers, entirely uncut, faint string-mark at the fore-edge, slight wear to the backstrip, else an exceptional copy of a very scarce title.

*COPAC - no copy; but 4 locations on WORLDCAT : Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, St. Andrews and SOAS. PREFACE : I have endeavoured to preserve my mind uninfluenced by personal views. Whatever they may be, I am frigidly indifferent as to the effect this work may have in facilitating, or retarding them.....'. POLITICAL : ' is clear, that colonization, under limited restrictions, should be admitted, and unless this necessary step be taken, our footing in India must continue infirm, and exposed to every commotion which may agitate the public mind.' MILITARY : 'It is not difficult to discover, that the present exalted situation of our Indian possessions has much less to hope than to fear from the chance of arms; that in the prosecution of remote wars, the undertaking gradually becomes more difficult, the event more doubtful, the possession more precarious and less beneficial.' At the time of writing, JAMES CAULFIELD [1782-1852], was Lieutenant-Colonel in the Bengal Army; he became a Director of the East-India Company in 1848, until 1851.

Smith, Elder, and Co. London.

Date Published: 1832. 8vo.

Stock No. 59368

Price: 600.00