Bolts, an Amsterdam-born merchant, joined the East India Company in 1759, having worked in the diamond trade in Lisbon, and was employed as a Factor in Calcutta. He went on to the Company’s Benares (Varanasi) factory before falling foul of the East India Company in 1768. Forced to quit Bengal, Bolt returned to England where he brought a law suit against the Governor of Bengla, Harry Verelst. Taking advantage of the British public’s shock at the reports of scandalous behaviour on the part of some East India Company servants he published the present attack on Clive and Verelst. First published in English in 1772, this French edition made him a well-known and popular figure on the Continent.
First edition in French, 2 volumes, 8vo, xlii, 222; 240pp., 2 engraved frontispieces, large folding map, contemporary sheep, red and green labels, blue edges, a fine copy.
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