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The new and the old; or, California and India in romantic aspects

PALMER, J[ohn] W[illiamson]

Published by Rudd & Carleton, Sampson Low, Son & Co., New York, London, 1859
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including 6 pages publisher's advertisements. With frontispiece, 1 plate and numerous text illustrations. Original pebbled cloth; preliminaries foxed, elsewhere some light intermittent spotting. Inscription to fly-leaf. First edition of this series of humorous travel sketches from a physician's point of view. Titles include Over the Pahri; Asirvadam, the Brahmin; and The Baboo's Nautch. Palmer (1825-1906) moved from New York to San Francisco where he served for about a year as a physician for the city. He then traveled to China and around the far east stopping first in Hawaii, before touring as a surgeon to the East India Company in the second Burmese War. Upon his return to America, he gave up practicing medicine for his literary pursuits, later becoming know as a poet. Cushing, P36. Bookseller Inventory # 11691

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Title: The new and the old; or, California and ...

Publisher: Rudd & Carleton, Sampson Low, Son & Co., New York, London

Publication Date: 1859


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