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Title: Memoire pour La Compagnie des Indes. Contre Le Sieur Dupleix. ( 2 parts in one volume ) ;
Description: 19. S.l. no printer's name, 1763, in-4°, 25 x 19,5 cm, 230 pp ( part I ) ; 161 pp ( Pièces Justificatives ) + (1)(errata) ; bound in contemporary full calf, raised gilt spine with red morocco gilt title label, all edges painted red, marbled endpapers. Nice copy with only minimal wear at binding. See Goldsmiths'-Kress no. 09859A. Higgs , H. Bibl. of economics 2944, 2946. Joseph François Dupleix ( 1697 - 1763) was the French colonial administator who defied the British East India Company and who tried to acquire territorial and political control in India. He failed in this policy and upon his forced return to France he claimed 13 millions from the Compagnie des Indes, money which he had advanced from his own pocket to finance the French campaigns against the English in India. He died in 1763, the same year as this defence by the Compagnie des Indes was published. This defence is an answer by the company to a '' Memoire pour le Sieur Dupleix...'' Goldsmiths 9478A, published by Dupleix in 1759. In the second part of the memoire by the Company , called '' Pieces justificatives...''. pp. 71-161 are exclusively devoted to the accounts of the Company in India. The Company's defence seems to be much rarer than Dupleix memoire, possibly because his death in 1763 resolved the matter. ( Compagnie des Indes , Colonial Companies , France , India , Pondicherry ). .


Price: EUR 1500.00 = appr. US$ 1630.27 Seller: Antiquariaat Wim de Goeij
- Book number: 37640