London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1812.
Octavo, original spine, label and diced boards; with errata bound in.
The tide changes in the East…
Uncommon: reflections on the state of play by an East India Company agent.
Uncommon: reflections on the state of play by an East India Company agent.Published a year prior to the abolition of the Company monopoly on Indian trade, a decision with momentous implications on the revenue of the Company (and one that ultimately increased reliance on opium revenue through the China trade).The author of this book is not disclosed, however, an early owner who has signed the title page 'David Anderson' identifies the writer as 'Mr Macculloch' (ink notation). Further clues are revealed in the preface: 'The following sheets contain the substance of a series of Letters which appeared in the Morning Chronicle in the course of last summer, under the signature of COSSIM. The author finding the subject too extensive to be fully discussed within the limits of a newspaper, resolved to submit his thoughts to the Public in the present shape.
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