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Martin, R. Montgomery.

THE BRITISH COLONIES;

British India: Its History, Topography, Government, Military Defence, Finance, Commerce, and Staple Products; With an Exposition of the Social and Religious State of one Hundred Million Subjects of the Crown of England. Division XI [only] India or Hindoostan. John Tallis & Co. N.d. c.[1851].
1st Ed. Thin Royal 8vo. [xii] + pp.(373-564). 4 engraved ports., 2 double page maps partially coloured in outline. Some light browning, unopened, original cloth with dec. gilt spine and gilt dec. title to upper board, some soiling, spine chipped. The maps are of Thibet Mongolia and Manchuria, Independent Tartary. Robert Montgomery Martin (1800–1868), author and civil servant. ODNB ‘... His life was dominated by a self-appointed task—the study of the British empire, which Martin saw in terms of a vast free-trade area of new territories in allegiance to the British crown. ...’
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