Rare Vintage Book – Madras The Birth Place Of British India


Book title: Madras The Birth Place Of British India

Author: Lieut. Colonel H A Newell

Publishers: The Madras Times Printing & Publg. Co Ltd

Year: 1919

Edition: 1st edition, 3000 copies

Pages: 146, including illustrations and maps

Dimension: 7 x 5 Inches

This rare vintage book Madras The Birth Place Of British India it beautifully presents the city now Chennai of 1919 and earlier. A 1st edition with 3000 copies printed. The author states that Chennai was the first British colony in India. A brief extract- “Into comparatively short period of three hundred years the city has crowded an important and varied history. It was a power in the land before Bombay was transferred to England as a Queen’s dower, Calcutta founded, or Karachi thought of. By virtue of these facts, Madras is senior of the three great Presidencies, and here Governor ranks second to the Viceroy…”

The three other great Presidencies referred to are Calcutta, Bombay, and Karachi. See my posts- Antique Photo Madras Fort St George 1872 Very Rare., and Antique Map San Thome Fort Madras. This vintage book – is a little brittle through age and possibly cheaper paper quality especially the covers.

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