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HEBER, REGINALD:
Narrative of a Journey Through the Upper Provinces of India, from Calcutta to Bombay, 1824 - 1825. (With Notes upon Ceylon). An Account of a Journey to Madras and the Southern Provinces, 1826, and Letters Written in India. Second edition. Three volumes. London, J. Murray, 1828.
1828. Pp. lxvii, (1), 450; (viii), 564; (viii), 527, (1), viii. With 28 engraved plates. A fine, uncut copy in contemporary boards, cloth spines (slightly faded) with title labels. Old ownership signature on titles. Reverend Heber, the Bishop of Calcutta, first arrived in India in 1823. He travelled extensively around the country, to Bombay, Dacca, Benares, Allabahad, Delhi, Agra and other places. He died in Madras in 1826. His work is based on letters and diary notes and was posthumously published by his widow Amalia Heber. First published in 4to in the same year (1828). Occasionally some minor staining but overall a crisp, good copy. "A highly valuable and most delightful work" (Lowndes ii, p. 1030).
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