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The Life of Robert, Lord Clive:

Collected from the Family Papers communicated by The Earl of Powis.

Published: London, John Murray, 1836

Stock code: 43835

Price: £1,500

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First edition. Official life of Clive of India by Sir John Malcolm, another great Indian administrator. Crested bookplates of John Murray, publisher of the work, to the front pastedowns.

3 volumes, octavo (213 131 mm). Contemporary half calf on drab boards, black morocco labels, flat bands to the spines, ornate foliate panels to the compartments, all edges with an attractive, predominantly brown, marbling, a handsome set on the shelf. Engraved portrait frontispiece after Reynolds and a folding map to Volume I. Some foxing, endpapers, portrait and prelims, a touch of damp at the tails of the spines, a little rubbed, very good.

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