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Briggs, John The Present Land-Tax in India considered as a Measure of Finance, in order to show its effects on the Government and the People of that Country, and on the Commerce of Great Britain. In three parts. London Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green 1830
First edition, pp.viii, 476. A very good copy bound in full contemporary diced calf, spine a little rubbed.

Beginning with a brief comparative description of the land-tax of the ancients, including Siamese and Chinese, the author goes on to describe land tax in India in detail, discussing Hindu, Mahomedan, and British law. second on the land-tax of the British Government. He concludes by considering the practical effects of the Zemindarry and Ryotwarry systems. John Briggs, 1785-1875, was an army officer in the East India Company from 1801 to his promotion to General sixty years later. On his return to England he was a prominent member of the court of proprietors and leader of the ineffectual opposition. He was an active member of the Anti-Corn Law League, a liberal and free trader.