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[YOUNG, Gavin]. An inquiry into the expediency of applying the principles of Colonial Policy to the government of india; and of effecting an essential change in its Landed Tenures, And, consequently, in the character of its inhabitants.

London. Printed for J. M. Richardson, 1822. First edition.
8vo. xvi, 382pp, [2]. With a final leaf of publisher's advertisements. Contemporary half-roan, marbled boards, ruled and lettered in gilt. Rubbed, corners bumped. Very occasional light spotting.
The sole edition of East India Company officer Gavin Young's (1785-1841) investigation into the efficacy of applying British models of colonisation of America to her territories in India. Young, believing that the conduct of England towards her Eastern possessions has been 'calculated to retard their improvement', reasons that by removing those restrictions which prohibit Europeans from holding property (originally intended to prevent frauds and embezzlement in the assessment and collection of revenue), and by abolishing the East India Company (and thus their 'anti-colonial plan'), the nation would be greatly improved and her native people freed from poverty.
£ 375.00 Antiquates Ref: 21643