Malcolm’s Memoir of Central India. 2 volumes 1823. In an East India College full leather binding.


Malcolm, Major-General Sir John, G.C.B., K.S.I.: A Memoir Of Central India, Including Malwa, and Adjoining Provinces with the History, and Copious Illustration, of the Past and Present Condition of That Country. 2 volumes. Parbury, Allen & Co [London] 1832, 3rd edition. 8vo. Folding sketch map of Central India, xvi.580pp & folding coloured geological sketch map of Malwa, iv.547pp. Contemprory deep purple-blue polished full leather gilt East India College binding, red title and volume labels gilt, full arms of the Company gilt blocked to front and back boards and Company crest to top panel of spine, some small evidence of removal of a bookplate from original marbled pastedown of volume one, otherwise an exceptionally handsome clean set. This edition is substantially the same as the 2nd edition (which corrected some errors in the first) but has a new preface commenting on the Central Indian rulers’ adherence to the reforms Malcolm had introduced.

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