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FRANCKLIN, William.

Tracts, political, geographical, and commercial, on the dominions of Ava.

And the north western parts of Hindostaun

London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1811 Stock Code: 128631
£500.00
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First edition. Scarce with only 4 locations on Library Hub. Inscribed on the front pastedown to Major William Yule, father of Sir Henry Yule, on 28th June 1829. William Yule served in the East India company and "gained some knowledge of oriental literature. He retired from India in 1806, and his valuable collection of Persian and Arabic manuscripts was subsequently presented to the British Museum" (ODNB). Henry Yule went on to become a noted Geographer and Orientalist, publishing a "widely acclaimed" work in 1858 on Ava, in modern day Burma.

The first three tracts of this collection also deal with Ava, the next two with North Western India and the last is a series of advisory statements on "the Extension and Future Security of the British Possessions in the East".

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Description

Octavo (135 x 220 mm). Modern quarter yellow cloth on grey boards, paper label to spine, original front pastedown retained.

Condition

Binding clean and sharp, if a little clumsy, browning and foxing to text block, remains very good.

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