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Lectures on India, Also Descriptions of Remarkable Customs and Personages in Other Pagan and Mohammedan Countries

Caleb Wright

Published by Caleb Wright, Boston, 1848
Condition: Ex-library - Very Good Hardcover
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"Illustrated by Numerous Engravings". This volume is a collection of 9 books, each with it's own title page. "Costumes and Remarkable Personages in India", 32 pages; "Lectures On India I",32 pages; "Lectures on India II", 32 pages; "A Lecture on the Condition Of Women in Pagan and Mohammedan Countries", 32 pages; "Curiosities and Remarkable Customs", 32 pages; "Description of the Habits and Superstitions of the Thugs, A Sect Who Profess to be Divinely Authorized to Plunder and Murder", 32 pages; "Specimens of The Shasters, or Sacred Books Of The Brahmins", 32 pages; "Descriptions of Two Pagan Festivals, Celebrated Annually in Calcutta, at an Expense of Three Millions Of Dollars", by Rev Alexander Duff of Calcutta, 32 pages; "Superstitions of The Ashantees especially Those Which Lead Them To Sacrifice, on certain occasions, Thousands Of Human Victims" (Africa), 32 pages. 288 total pages with many illustrations in black & white. Bound in the original, gilt decorated brown cloth with very well attached covers. Slight chipping to the ends of the spine, and rubbing to the corners. Small, white library label on the lower spine. Still bright gilt lettering on the spine and a still bright gilt illustration on the front cover. Owner's bookplate on the inner cover, with the stamp of the theological library to which he left his library. Tightly bound wth good quality white pages. Some foxing to the pages with some small brown stains. Library barcode on the endpaper. Bookseller Inventory # 13694

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Title: Lectures on India, Also Descriptions of ...

Publisher: Caleb Wright, Boston

Publication Date: 1848

Binding: Decorative Cloth Hardcover

Illustrator: Illustrated

Book Condition:Ex-library - Very Good

Edition: First Edition

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