A Brief History of Ancient and Modern India From the Earliest Periods of Antiquity to the termination of the late Mahratta War [title to letterpress] [WITH] Picturesque Scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore [AND] Twenty Four Views in Hindostan.

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Date: 1828

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Francis Blagdon was a journalist and author. His Brief History of Ancient and Modern India came out in 3 x quarto volumes. It was reissued in 1813 as an appendix to Captain Thomas Williamson's European in India, and in 1806. He was responsible for several other publications and later after coming into conflict with William Cobbett he published a prospectus of Blagdon's Weekly Political Register which was to be in the style of Cobbett's Register, but it never seems to have appeared. There is another issue of this work in this collection with two parts by Hunter and Blagdon).

Large folio, hand colored stipple engraved portrait frontispiece of Tippoo Sultan, two hand colored engraved pictorial additional titles, hand colored stipple-engraved folding plate of "Judges and Court Officials", and 64 hand colored aquatint plates, polished half calf over marbled boards, spine ornately gilt in compartments, label on upper board.

[BOUND WITH] William Daniell and Colonel Francis Ward's Twenty-Four Views in Hindostan [AND] James Hunter's Picturesque Scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore. These were originally published separately, then in parts 1802-1805 and then as one volume from 1805 onward.

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Abbey Travel 425 (cf. 424); cf. Lipperheide 1478; cf. Tooley (1954) 93 & 275, Bobins 224.

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Publisher: London: Edward Orme, 1802-1805 [but ca. 1828]

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Date Added: 2019-07-31

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