London. William Miller. 1811. Second Edition. Stock ID #157146
549pp + 2pp of advertisments. Recased retaining worn and soiled contemporary boards with a modern sympathetic cloth spine, modern endpapers, book plate front paste down, small closed tear title page, lacks preliminary leaves prior to title, last leaf and title page a little foxed otherwise clean. The author at one time a Lieutenant Colonel in the East India Company's Madras Army, Resident at Mysore and later Envoy to the Court of Persia spent 25 years in India. During his career in India "he has filled stations which gave him a near and full view of the Political Administration of that Country... At a time when discussions have commenced in England likely to terminate in fixing for a long time the political constitution of British India, he hopes that he shall be able to furnish some materials, which may assist the judgement of those who are to pronounce on some of the most momentous questions of policy which have ever employed the attention of a Government." (When referring to this item please quote stockid 157146).