Auction Date: 26/11/2014 at 01pm
Warren Hastings A short Account of the Resignation of Warren Hastings Esq, Governor General of Bengal in the year 1775 with Remarks. London 1781. Blue cloth boards with gilt embossed title ‘Warren Hastings 1775’ to front cover. Interior contents browned and some worming to margins not affecting text. The original edition of a work which has been reprinted many times. Warren Hasting’s outrageous activities in India led to one of the most spectacular and long running trials of all time – it caused such a sensation that tickets were issued for tourists to attend the trial day by day. He was, however, finally acquitted.