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THE late Mr. J. J. HIGGINBOTHAM, while engaged in searching for Biographical materials to compile his "MEN WHOM INDIA HAS KNOWN," met with much interesting and valuable information connected with India, now almost beyond the reach of the public, in the first series of 28 volumes of the "Asiatic Journal." It then occurred to him that these sterling articles could be saved from perishing, if an attempt were made to secure a sufficient number of persons to subscribe for the re-publication of all those of the highest permanent value in one royal octavo volume of about 1,000 pages, so as to defray at least the actual cost of printing. Accordingly a prospectus was put forth, and it succeeded beyond his most sanguine expectations. The various Governments of India and of the Native States, and the public in general gave the project their very liberal support. It is, however, much to be regretted that Mr. HIGGINBOTHAM did not survive to see the completion of the work.
The Publishers trust that this attempt to resuscitate so much important matter connected with India will be generally appreciated. It is their purpose to continue a series of reprints of a like nature, but much will depend on the further support given to this undertaking.
There has been some delay in the issue of the volume, but it was quite unavoidable.
H. & Co.
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