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 28 Feb 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The substance of the speech of the Right Hon. Henry Dundas, in the House of Commons, Tuesday, June 16, 1795, on opening the East India Budget
By Henry Dundas Melville, First Viscount Melville (1742-1811)
Printed for J.Debrett, London - 1795

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 26 Apr 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Third English Embassy To Poona
By J.H.Gense and D.R.Banaji
Published by D.B.Taraporevala Sons & Co., Bombay - 1934

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Sir Charles Warre Malet, Concluding a Treaty in 1790 in Durbar wit... Read More
 5 Mar 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The rise and progress of British opium smuggling; the illegality of the East India Company's monopoly of the drug; and its injurious effects upon India, China, and the commerce of Great Britain.
By Major-General R. Alexander
Published by Judd and Glass, London - 1856

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 3 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
A View of the Tryal of Warren Hastings Esqr. before the Court of Peers
By Robert Pollard, by Francis Jukes, after Edward Dayes
Etching and aquatint, published 1789

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 3 Mar 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Governors-Generals of India
By Henry Morris
Published by The Christian Literature Society, Madras - 1894

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Warren Hastings
by Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, 1811

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 4 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings

Through the influence of the Prince-Regent, Moira was appointed Governor-General of India in 11 November 1812.[29] His tenure as Governor-General was a memorable one, overseeing the victory in the Gurkha War (1814–1816); the final conquest of... Read More
 28 Feb 2013 New Books
New Book:
The Richest East India Merchant: The Life and Business of John Palmer of Calcutta (1767 - 1836)
By Anthony Webster
Published by Boydell & Brewer Limited - 2009

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John Palmer, a merchant in Calcutta, dominated commercial life in India and the far east for over thirty ... Read More
 27 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
Major William Palmer with His Second Wife, the Mughal Princess Bibi Faiz Bakhsh
By Johann Zoffany

Date painted: 1785
Oil on canvas, 101.5 x 127 cm

Her sister on his left. Three of his children and three women attendants complete the group.

The painting has also been attributed to Francesco Ren... Read More
 14 Feb 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Oudh and The East India Company, 1785-1801
By Purnendu Basu
Published by Maxwell & Co., Lucknow - 1943

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Procession of Ghazi ud-Din Haidar (nawab 1814-1819; king 1819-1827) of Oudh passing ... Read More
 7 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
Published Review (1801): As Mr. Porter's celebrated picture of the Storming of Seringapatam will probably be sent to embellish the eastern world, few private mansions being sufficiently capacious to contain it, and the spirit of public patronage too severely palsied by the calamities of the time... Read More
 7 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
'The coming-on of the monsoons; - or - the retreat from Seringapatam' - 6 December 1791

By James Gillray
Published by Hannah Humphrey
Hand-coloured etching

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 7 Feb 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Narrative sketches of the Conquest of the Mysore: Effected by the British Troops and their allies, in the capture of Seringapatam, and the death of Tippoo Sultaun, May 4, 1799 : with notes, descriptive and explanatory.
Collected from authentic materials
Printed by W.Justins, Lo... Read More
 30 Jan 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
A Retrospective View and Consideration of India Affairs - Particularly of the transactions of the Mahratta War, from its commencement to the month of October, 1782
Printed for J.Debrett, London - 1783

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 29 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
Sir Charles Warre Malet, Concluding a Treaty in 1790 in Durbar with the Peshwa of the Maratha Empire
by Thomas Daniell

Date painted: 1805
Oil on canvas, 181 x 279.4 cm

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 29 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
A Representation of the delivery of the Ratified Treaty of 1790 by Sir Chas Warre Malet Bart to his Highness Soneae Madarou Peshwa, in full Durbar or Court as held upon that occasion at Poonah in the East Indies on the 6th,, July 1790.

A large room with corinthian columns and swags of cloth, whe... Read More
 29 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
A Representation of the delivery of the Ratified Treat of 1790 by Sir Chas Warre Malet Bart to his Highness Soneae Madarou Peshwa, in full Durbar or Court as held upon that occasion at Poonah in the East INdies on the 6th,, July 1790.

A large room with corinthian columns and swags of cloth, wh... Read More
 29 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
A Representation of the delivery of the Ratified Treat of 1790 by Sir Charles Warre Malet Bart to his Highness Soneae Madarou Peshwa, in full Durbar or Court as held upon that occasion at Poonah in the East INdies on the 6th,, July 1790.

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 22 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
Robert Clive and Mir Jafar after the Battle of Plassey, 1757
By Francis Hayman
Date painted: c.1760
Oil on canvas, 100.3 x 127 cm

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 21 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
Shah 'Alam, Mughal Emperor (1759–1806), Conveying the Grant of the Diwani to Lord Clive, August 1765
By Benjamin West

The Emperor is seated on his throne under a canopy. He is handing the grant to Lord Clive, who stands on his right.

Date painted: c.1818
Oil on canvas, 290 x 400 cm

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 25 Nov 2012 Rare Paintings
Rear view of the East India Company's Factory at Cossimbazar - 1795

Watercolour of the rear view of the East India Company's Factory at Cossimbazar in West Bengal by an anonymous artist working in the Murshidabad style, part of the Hyde Collection, c.1790-1800. Inscribed on back in ink: 'North... Read More