On the Education of the People of India.
London Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longmans 1838
First edition pp.viii, 220, 16 (publishers adverts). A very good copy, recased in original cloth, new cloth spine. Minor wear to corners.
Sir Charles Edward Trevelyan, 1807 – 1886, served in the Bengal Civil Service from 1826 and became proficient in local languages. He spent 4 years in Delhi as assistant to Sir Charles Metcalfe, and returned to Calcutta in 1831 where he married the sister of his close friend, Lord Macauley. This book was published as part of his efforts to imprive the education of Indians, largely through promoting western literature and science.