Calcutta: W. Thacker and Co., 1850. Hardcover. 8vo. Quarter leather over marbled boards. Color map frontispiece. 5 etchings (2 in color), many text illustrations and charts. , 18, , xxx, , 484 pp.
Front board along with map detached. Bottom 1/3 of leather removed from spine. Bookplate of Baptist Missionary House Library inside front cover and inscription on facing page. Interior is excellent, bright, and clean.
This is a rare guide to 1850s India, on the cusp between East India Company control (1757-1858) and British Crown control (1858-1947). Has chapters covering language, culture, mythology, sights, and other curiosities that might appeal to a British traveler from this period. A second volume was printed shortly after. A book volume with no other copies for sale at time of listing. Item #2741