Parry's Of Madras: A Story Of British Enterprise In India
Hilton Brown

Madras: Privately Printed by Parry & Co., 1954. First edition Privately printed, so stated on tne title page. Hardcover in green cloth with spine lettered in gilt. Illustrated endpapers.xi+ 347 pp. with index. Illustrations. Tight, generally fine example with some light foxing to the fore edge of the text block. In bright dust jacket, tiny chip top edge of the front panel and a very small closed nick to the spine. The story of the oldest European mercantile house in the city and state of Madras (now Chennai) on the coast of southeastern India. The firm started in 1788 and this work recounts its history from that time until publication date. An interesting take on sudden changes, unpredictable recerses, swift-opening and swiftly vanishing opportunities in trade over two centuries of Madras. Fine Hardcover (Item ID: GE20801)


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