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East India. KAYE. The administration

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East India. KAYE. The administration
 East India. KAYE, John William. The administration of the East India Company; A history of Indian progress.
London, Richard Bentley, 1853

8vo, 215x130 mm; full calf binding, title and ornaments on spine, gilt frame on cover. Polychrome marbled edges. Pp. X, 712. Ex Libris in the marbled end papers of the ?Olivette? with signature of Silvain Guillot, Paris. Fine specimen.

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First edition. ?I offer this volume to the public as a contribution to the general stock of information relating to India and her affairs- information which, in the present juncture, it is a very desirable to possess. It contains much that is scattered over a great number of printed books, and much besides that is not to be found in any printed books? (from author?s preface). Of many interest are the author's opinions concerning the Indian religion and the need to teach English are particularly interesting, but also support vernacular education. Kaye in 1858, when the Government of India was transferred to the English crown, was appointed secretary of the Foreign Office of the Office of India, replacing John Stuart Mill.
sun 9 December 2018
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