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(INDIA.) GLEIG, G. R.

Life of Sir Thomas Munro.

New Edition. Revised and condensed from the larger biography.

Published: London: John Murray, 1861

Stock code: 105713

Price: £95

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A handsomely bound copy of the condensed version of Gleig’s life of the army officer and Governor of Madras Sir Thomas Munro (1761-1827), originally published in three volumes in 1830. “His government of Madras was very successful, based as it was on his thorough knowledge of the country and languages, his ability and principles, power of work and firmness. His death was universally deplored” (Buckland, Dictionary of Indian Biography, p. 307).

Small octavo (173 x 111 mm). Contemporary buff calf, richly gilt spine, dark brown morocco label, two-line gilt border on sides, marbled edges and endpapers. Eton leaving inscription on front free endpaper (dated 1863).

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