SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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HEBER, Reginald.
Narrative of a journey through the Upper Provinces of India from Calcutta to Bombay, 1824-5 ... : an account of a journey to Madras and the Southern Provinces, 1826 ... / Reginald Heber bp. of Calcutta

London: John Murray, 1828.
London: John Murray, 1828.

FIRST EDITION. 2 volumes. 4to. Contemporary diced calf, roundel and arabesque rolled panel to the boards, double red-tan labels, spine gilt with rolled lozenge and arabesque corner-pieces to the compartments, marbled endpapers and edges. 10 plates by Finden from Heber's own drawings, attractive engraved map that is hand coloured in outline, 26 woodcut black and white illustrations in the text. Armorial bookplate of Joseph Dart, Secretary to the East India Company. Some foxing to plates, the text mostly fresh and clean throughout, rubbed at the extremities, spines and joints restored, otherwise a very good copy.