Marquess of Hastings, Governor General of India. Private Journals edited by Lady Bute, 1858


Hastings, Marquess of: The Private Journals of the Marquess of Hastings, KG, Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief in India. Edited by his daughter, the Marchioness of Bute. Saunders & Otley [London] 1858. 2nd edition, 8vo. 2 VOLUMES. Vol I: large folding map of India (with more detailed inset map of Delhi), x, [i dedication], 356pp; vol 2: 390pp, 6pp publisher’s catalogue. Original pebbled red cloth gilt with Hastings arms gilt blocked to front boards, rubbed and worn, some lack of spine cloth to vol I, hinges splitting along endpapers but holding on cloth and linen, internally quite clean, map neatly folded but with a small edge tear without loss, volume 2 a little shaken, a very few marginal expanding comments in a contemporary hand. Numerous interesting account, especially of meetings with rulers, such as the King of Delhi and his sons or the Sikh Maharajahs. Scarce in the first or second editions.

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