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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

A valuable and most delightful work. Reginald Heber (1783-1826) was an English clergyman, traveler, a man of letters, and a hymn-writer who, after working as a country parson for 16 years, served as the Anglican Bishop of Calcutta until his sudden death at the age of 42. On June 15th, 1824, Heber set out on a tour of northern India. This book is an account of that journey.

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. Ten plates by Finden from Heber's drawings, an 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 an excellent copy. *Plates are uncoloured, so they are not listed.