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Bolts, William Considerations on India Affairs; particularly respecting the present state of Bengal and its dependencies. With a Map of those countries, chiefly from actual surveys. London: printed for J. Almon, P. Elmsley, and Richardson and Urquhart 1772
First edition 4to, pp.xxxi, 228, 165, large folding map. A very good copy in contemporary tree calf, neatly rebacked.
Kress 6841; Goldsmith 10874

William Bolts, c.1740-1808, was a merchant who was taken into the East India Company service in Calcutta. Like other civil servants he engaged in private trade, but was censured by the Court of Directors. He resigned to continue his trade, but was arrested and deported to England. In this book Bolts attacks the system of English government in Bengal, and, in particular, the arbitary powers of the authorities.