[India]. [East India Company]. Clarke, Richard, Compiler. The Regulations of the Government of Fort William in Bengal, In Force at the End of 1853; To Which are Added, the Acts of the Government of India in Force in that Presidency. With Lists of Titles and an Index. Prepared Under the Authority of the Hon. The Court of Directors of the East-India Company. London: Printed by J.H. Cox, 1854. 3 volumes. Quarto (8-1/2" x 10-1/2"). Recent cloth, gilt titles to spines, endpapers renewed. Brief annotations in a few places, interior otherwise clean. Ex-library. Small inkstamps to title pages. $750. * Only edition. With a detailed analytical digest. Established by a Royal Charter in 1600, the British East India Company was granted a 21-year monopoly on all trade in the East Indies. Based in a series of fortified manufacturing and trading centers, most notably Fort William in Bengal, Fort St. George in Madras and the Bombay Castle, the company evolved from a commercial venture to one that virtually ruled India as it acquired governmental, legal and military functions. It was dissolved in 1858. Produced as an official record, these volumes are a compilation of all regulations from 1793 to 1853 in force at Fort William. OCLC locates 6 copies. Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School I:395.
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