SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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East India Company.- Parliamentary Paper. Bengal, also, Fort St George and Bombay Papers, presented to the House of Commons. relative to the Marhatta War in 1803

London: 1804.
7 (maps only)
London: 1804.

Folio (17 1/8 x 11 inches). One hand-coloured engraved map of India by A. Arrowsmith, six hand-coloured folding engraved plans (comprising: 1 general order of battle, five battle plans [three of these with an explanatory letterpress text in the left margin]). 20th-century green half morocco over green cloth-covered boards, spine in seven compartments with raised bands, lettering piece in the second, the others with repeat tooling in gilt, top edge gilt. The official report of the House of Commons enquiry focuses on the actions of Lord Wellesley during the second Maratta war of 1803-1805. Richard, Marquess Wellesley (1760-1842) served as Governor-General from 1797 until 1805. During his tenure, the British Empire in India first became a reality. The Marathas of Western India were some of the last to hold out against the British and their ambitions for empire. The present publication from the House of Commons prints all the official documents relevant to Lord Wellesley's handling of the war: he was held accountable for the failure to maintain Delhi. Maps only, so not listed.