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 6 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
“The Drying Room, Opium Factory at Patna India”

“In the Drying Room the balls are placed to dry before being stacked. Each ball is placed in a small earthenware cup. Men examine the balls, and puncture with a sharp style those in which gas, arising from fermentation, may be forming.”

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 6 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
“The Mixing Room, Opium Factory at Patna India”

“In the Mixing Room the contents of the earthen pans are thrown into vats and stirred with blind rakes until the whole mass becomes a homogeneous paste.”

- The Truth about Opium Smoking, 1882

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 6 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
“The Examining Hall, Opium Factory at Patna India”

“In the Examining Hall the consistency of the crude opium as brought from the country in earthen pans is simply tested, either by the touch, or by thrusting a scoop into the mass. A sample from each pot (the pots being numbered and labelle... Read More
 6 Mar 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Truth about Opium-Smoking
Stated by Missionaries, Chinese Officials, Archbishops, Bishops, Members of Parliament; and others; with illustrations.
Published by Hodder & Stoughton, London - 1882

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 6 Mar 2014 Article/Essay
Essay:
In an Opium Factory
By Rudyard Kipling
First Published: 16th April, 1888 in the Pioneer and 17th April, 1888 in the Pioneer Mail.

ON the banks of the Ganges, forty miles below Benares as the crow flies, stands the Ghazipur Factory, an opium mint as it were, whence issue the precious cake... Read More
 5 Mar 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
British Opium Policy and its results to India and China
By F. S. Turner
Published by Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, London - 1876

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 5 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
A busy examining hall in the opium factory at Patna, India. Lithograph after W. S. Sherwill, c. 1850.

Published: Maclure, Macdonald & Macgregor, London.

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 3 Mar 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Fashionable Contrasts - Caricatures by James Gillray
Introduced by Draper Hill
Published by Phaidon Press, London - 1966

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 3 Mar 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Historical and Descriptive Account of the Caricatures of James Gillray
By Thomas Wright and R.H.Evans
Published by Henry G. Bohn, London - 1851

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James Gillray
after James Gillray
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 3 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
'The political-banditti assailing the saviour of India'
By James Gillray
Published by William Holland
Hand-coloured etching, published 11 May 1786

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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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 8 Feb 2014 Rare Paintings
Illustration from the book:

Indian Pictures
Drawn with pen and pencil
By the Rev. W. Urwick
Published by Religious Tract Society, London - 1881 Read More
 8 Feb 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Indian Pictures
Drawn with pen and pencil
By the Rev. W. Urwick
Published by Religious Tract Society, London - 1881

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 7 Feb 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Modern India
By William Eleroy Curtis
Published by F. H. Revell Company, Chicago - 1905

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Our most notable shipmate was the Right Honorable Lord Lamington, recently governor of o... Read More
 6 Feb 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
INDIA
By Pierre Loti
Translated from the French by George A. F. Inman (of Bowdon)
Published by T. W. Laurie, London - 1913

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 20 Jan 2014 New Books
New Book:
Edge of Empire: Conquest and Collecting in the East 1750–1850
By Maya Jasanoff
Published by HarperCollins UK - 2009

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Talented historian Maya Jasonoff offers an alternative history of the British Empire. It is not about conquest – but rather a collection of star... Read More
 14 Jan 2014 New Books
New Book:
Madras Miscellany
By Muthiah S
Published by Westland & Tranquebar Press - 2011

Madras Miscellany has, over that decade, created an awareness and a greater appreciation of the significant past of Madras and of the events and the people who over the years made Madras ‘the first... Read More
 13 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Battle of Goojerat..

From the book:
The Illustrated History of the British Empire in India and the East - From the earliest times to the suppression of the Sepoy mutiny in 1859
By Edward Henry Nolan
Published by James S.Virtue, London - 1858
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 13 Jan 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Illustrated History of the British Empire in India and the East - From the earliest times to the suppression of the Sepoy mutiny in 1859
By Edward Henry Nolan
Published by James S.Virtue, London - 1858
In Two Volumes


VOLUME 2
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 13 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Durbar of The Rajah of Travancore.
Reception of General Outram and staff.

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The Illustrated History of the British Empire in India and the East - From the earliest times to the suppression of the Sepoy mutiny in 1859
By Edward Henry Nolan
Published by James S.Virtue, London -... Read More