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Report of a Committee Appointed by a General Meeting to Enquire into the Prospects of a Company Established in London for Navigating the Rivers in the East Indies by Steam Boats by [East India Inland Steam Navigation Company] - First Edition - 1839 - from Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA and Biblio.co.uk

Report of a Committee Appointed by a General Meeting to Enquire into the Prospects of a Company Established in London for Navigating the Rivers in the East Indies by Steam Boats

by [East India Inland Steam Navigation Company]

Condition: Good


London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1839. Good. First edition(?). Octavo. Disbound. 49pp., folding map. Lacking wrappers; title page and folding map detached from sewing; good. A scarce report establishes an early point for the English empires interest in establishing a steam boat line in India, and the methods by which they proposed to go about doing so. Commercial manufacturers and various merchants from Manchester, Liverpool and India were enlisted to support the proposal, and the report outlines navigational routes, estimations of cost, and the enthusiasm of changing maritime trading methods up and down the Ganges. The idea for an East India Inland Steam Navigation Company apparently began percolating in 1837 and this report fits nicely within the small pantheon of material devoted to this literature. Not in OCLC. One copy found at the British Library.


  • Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 331758
  • Title: Report of a Committee Appointed by a General Meeting to Enquire into the Prospects of a Company Established in London for Navigating the Rivers in the East Indies by Steam Boats
  • Author: [East India Inland Steam Navigation Company]
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Publisher: Smith, Elder and Co
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1839
  • Keywords: Ephemera, Nautical

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