A Register of Ships, employed in the service of the Hon. the United East India Company

(Maritime. East India Company.) [HARDY (Charles, editor)]

A Register of Ships, employed in the service of the Hon. the United East India Company

From the union of the two companies, in 1707, to the year 1760; specifying the number of voyages, tonnage, commanders, and stations. To which is added, from the latter period to the present time, the managing owners, principal officers, surgeons, and pursers; with the dates of their sailing and arrival: also, an appendix, containing many particulars, interesting to those concerned in the East India commerce.

Description: with a folding table and 1 folding leaf, pp. 233/34 cropped at foot with the loss perhaps of a line, occasional foxing, [x], 216, [10], 217-224, [3], 226-238, 265-268, 243-248, 255 (folding, verso [1]), 253-254, 249-252, 261-264, 257-260, 265-271, [24], 16, folding table, verso blank, [13], 12mo, contemporary diced Russia, neatly rebacked and gilt with a ship in each compartment, gilt edges, armorial bookplate of Edwin J. Poyser, good

Publication Details: Printed for Charles Hardy, Jerusalem Coffeehouse, 1800

Notes: One of the earliest editions of Charles Hardy's Register of Ships, an extraordinarily rich resource, and of the utmost rarity. There is a copy dated 1798 in Goldsmiths', and one dated 1799 in the India Office (neither of these in ESTC). There were several editions, continued by Hardy's son Horatio, until the mid-1830s. On the evidence of this copy, some of these new 'editions' were cobbled together. Here, the title-page is straight afterwards followed by a sectional title, A List of Commanders ... dated 1805, and the nightmarish collation is evidence of further interpolations, covering the yea...more

Bibliography: (ESTC T231501)

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Price: £2,000

Subject: History

Published Date: 1800

Stock Number: 59254

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