SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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PARKS, Fanny.
Wanderings of a Pilgrim – In search of the Picturesque, During Four-and-Twenty Years in the East with Revelations of Life in the Zenana.

London: Pelham Richardson, 1850.
Abbey Travel 476; Bobins 1120, SPL 1482
London: Pelham Richardson, 1850.

FIRST EDITION. 2 volumes, large 8vo, xxxv plus 479pp.; xiii plus 523pp., 49 lithographed plates, plus one folding view of the Himalayas (comprising 50 plates as called for), 37 of the plates hand coloured, one heightened with gold, publisher’s red morocco gilt, decorative pictorial vignettes to boards and spines; all edges gilt;. Book plate of 'H. Vivian Beauchamp' to front pastedown. Colour plates in order: Volume 1. 1. Frontis. Sri Guneshu. 2. "The Camels were being branded for public Service and the Spider came to be marked also". 3. Car Nicobar. 4. Sircar. 5. Puja of the Tulsi. 6. A Bengalee Woman. 7. The Ice Pits. 8. Temple Of Bhawani and SutteesAlopee Bagh. 9. A Dhurmsala Bene Mahadeo Chaut. 10. Adansunia Digitata. 11. A Kutcherry. 12. A Barkandaz. 13. The Durwan. 14. The Thugs Dice 15. Lachmi, the Goddess of Beauty. 16. The Grass Cutter and Gram - Grinder. 17. The Tomb of Akbar Shah. 18. Pedigree of Col. William Linnaeus Gardner (genealogy tree). Volume 2. 19. Frontis. Kaniya-Jee and the Gopia. 20. Superstitions of the Natives. 21. The Spring Bow. 22. Kaniyajee and the Gopees. 23. Ancient Hindu Ruin at Kanauj. 24. The Hindu Triad ((God and Goddess tree). 25. [Plan] Palace and Fort of Delhi. 26. View from the Pilgrim's Bangla. 27.The Kharita. 28. Pennycross Chapel. 29. A Bushwoman. 30. A Kaffir Warrior. 31. The Southern Cross. 32. Jugunnathu. 33. Three Satis and a Manlap near Ghazipur. 34. Kulsas. 35. Temple of Bhawani. 36. Bhagawan. 37. Pico.