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GRIGGS, William.
Relics of the Honourable British East India Company.

London: Bernard Quaritch: 1909.
London: Bernard Quaritch: 1909.

Folio. [3]. i-ix 1-80. 53 plates. Photo and chromolithograph phototypes. It includes many facsimiles of documents. Original publisher's blue cloth over boards with the Hon. East India Company crest imprinted in gilt red and white on upper board. Spine expertly re-backed Title in gilt to spine. Modern endpapers. Signatures loose with several pages detached, text and plates 'fragile'. Bookplate "Brooklyn Public Library" to front pastedown. Blind library stamp of "Brooklyn Public Library" throughout. Coloured plates in order: 1. Coat of Arms of the Old East India Company, from the cover of a MS book... 2. Facsimile of Grant of Arms to the "New" East India Company, dated 13 Oct 1698. 3. Grant of Arms to the East India College, Haileybury, 21 day of March 1807. (double page) 4. The House was occupied by the East India Company in Leadenhall Street, as refaced in 1726. (double page) 5. Front of the East India House, Leadenhall Street, as rebuilt in 1796. (double page) 6. Plan showing the site of the East India House, with the adjacent localities, 1860. 7. A letter from Eliza Draper, dated Tellicherry, April 1769. 8-9-10. As above. 11. Consecration of Colours, whichLady Jane Dundas presented to the Third Regiment of Royal East India Volunteers on 29 Jun 1799. (double page) 12. Drawing of the Second Regiment taken on the spot while receiving the Colours from the hands of Lady Jane Dundas...on 27 Jul 1797. (double page) 13. An Old Clock formerly belonging to the Company. 14. The Sale Room. 15. A Meeting of the Court of Proprietors. 16. The Directors' Court Room. 17. The Chairman's Seat. 18. The Saddler's Ballot Box. 19. The Girdler's Carpet. (double page) 20. A "China-Dish" with the Company Arms.