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Lieut.-Colonel A. Cotton:
Public Works in India: their Importance. With Suggestions for their Extension and Improvement.

London: Wm. H. Allen & Co., 1854. First edition. [iv], 295pp. Contents very clean, with slight soiling to first 4 pages. 20x12.5cms, in the original binding of russet brown cloth, decorated in blind and titled in gilt, rebacked with the original spine laid down. Rubbed and soiled, with an effect of patina. Appears principally to be a detailed argument for judicious expenditure on railways and irrigation to facilitate the development of the cotton trade with Britain - 'by which we may render ourselves independent of the slave-grown cotton of America' - 'to the great profit of the shareholders, of the people of India, and of the public treasury.' VG.

Price: 65.00


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Lieutenant-General Sir George Lawrence, edited by W. Edwards:
Reminiscences of Forty-three Years in India.

London: John Murray, 1875. Second edition. xiii, 315, + 4 adverts. Contents clean and firm. Early ownership name to first blank leaf. In the original purple cloth with dark green endpapers. Decorative black ruling frames a gilt medallion on the upper board, lower board decorated in blind, spine faded and titled in gilt. Firm, corners blunted, spine ends slightly nicked and frayed. Scarce title: a good copy in the original cloth. Very Good.

Price: 240.00


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The Automobile Club of Ceylon:
The Automobile Club of Ceylon Handbook.

Colombo: The Automobile Club of Ceylon, and printed by The Colombo Apothecaries Co Ltd, n.d. [1931]. Presumed first and only edition thus. 564pp, with photographs, some text illustrations, 74pp of maps in colour, a 50 page gazeteer, 100pp of itineraries, many advertisements, and much other information, some in tables, about sporting districts, roads, motoring in other countries, membership, and 100pp of laws and rules pertaining to driving. Contents clean and unmarked: tiny corner crease to a few of the first pages. Advert bookmark on string. c.6 x 4 ins, in the original binding of blue plasticated cloth titled in black, with rounded corners. Neat ownership name in black to upper board. Firm and bright, with scuffs to surface of lower board, and a few small marks, scuffs and indentations elsewhere. Very nice copy, very uncommon. VG+.

Price: 85.00


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George Bruce:
Six battles for India. The Anglo-Sikh Wars: 1845-6, 1848-9.

London: Arthur Barker, 1969. First edition. 336pp, illustrated. Contents fresh, clean, and unmarked. In the original binding of dark green cloth, spine titled in gilt: clean, bright, firm and sharp, though with some shelf-scuffs to bottom edges. In the protected unclipped orange pictorial dust jacket: clean and bright, scuffed at corners and spine ends, and with short tears to joint ends; two closed tears to lower panel. Spine very slightly sunned. Deleted price to flap fold. Very nice copy. Near Fine in very good dust-jacket.

Price: 60.00


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Inamur Rehman:
Public Opinion and Political Development in Pakistan, 1947-1958.

Karachi: Oxford University Press, 1982. First edition. xvi, (ii), 282. Very fresh copy, appears unread. Contents clean and fresh: firm, in the original ochre glossy thin card covers: clean and bright, with sunning to the spine and to the foot of the front cover. Faint trace of scuffing to some edges. A very good copy. VG+.

Price: 38.00


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SVIIB Students' Association of the Faculty of Business Administration, and Rotterdam School of Management:
India, Culture and Management: the art of doing business.

Delft: Eburon, 1989. First edition. viii, 271pp. Illustrated with text diagrams and 24 colour plates of work by contemporary Indian artists. The half-title bears a signed gift inscription which appears to be that of Amit Ambalal, one of the artists whose work is reproduced, and whose painting also adorns the cover. Contents otherwise clean. Large paperback, 240x158mm, with bright pictorial covers, slightly faded to spine: firm and clean with very small knocks to corners. Very nice copy. Very Good+.

Price: 30.00


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Jessica Douglas-Home:
A Glimpse of Empire.

Norwich: Michael Russell, 2011. First edition. (xii), 131pp, illustrated. Very fresh, clean unread copy. In the original brown cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean, bright, firm and sharp. In protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, very clean and fresh, with a one-inch closed tear to the upper joint. Fine in near fine dust-jacket.

Price: 45.00


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