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[GRANT, Colesworthy]
Anglo-Indian Domestic Life
Calcutta: Thacker & Co.,, 1862. A Letter from An Artist in India to His Mother in England. By the Author of "Rural Life in Bengal" … Second Edition - revised and enlarged. Octavo. Original royal blue sand-grained cloth, rebacked with blind spine, title gilt to the upper board in a rustic roundel, and in blind to the lower board. Tinted lithographic frontispiece, numerous engraved illustrative vignettes to the text. Slightly rubbed and a little worn at the extremities, remains a very good copy. First published in the same year. The way of life of the Englishman in India in the mid-nineteenth century, from his discomforts to his luxuries, and his habits and customs; " … a glimpse of the domestic aspects of living in Calcutta from his personal experiences. Accompanying the text are nearly 200 sketches which greatly enhance his work. Grant's description could be said to answer those questions one dared not ask about cockroaches and lizards in the bungalow, the bathing room and its proper use, and the correct roll and roles of the servants. domestic details regarding the cooling of wine, water sources, and when to use cow, buffalo or goat's milk are addressed … " (Riddick)
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