James Hurley, Books: India-description and Travel
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BARBIER, C.
Deux Ans dans L'Inde
Rouen, Megard et Cie. 1863. Hardcover. Book, Second printing (1862). Text in French. 188pp, frontis engraving. 8vo/22cm. Blue gilt decorated cloth, slightly soiled and spotted, rubbed at extremities with half inch chip at head of spine, light foxing of end matter, frontis illustration has few small marks in wide margin, otherwise text internally clean and tight. The attractive frontis engraving is titled, "Execution des Indous Rebelles par L'Armee Anglais devant Delhi". C. Barbier is a pseudonym for Mme. C.B.Barbe. Good.
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Book number: 002435
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Keywords: India Travel and Description C B Barbe Mutiny Engraving French Nineteenth Century Women Travellers

 
BUCHANAN, FRANCIS, M.D.
A Journey from Madras Through the Countries of Mysore, Canara and Malabar. Probably Volume 8 of John Pinkerton's, The Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in All Parts of the World
London, Longman, Hurst, Rees and Brown..and Cadell and Davies. 1811. Soft cover. Book, N.D. [1808-1811?]. Plain wrappers (loose), edgeworn and chipped, text block intact but first and last pages (573 and 776) browned from exposure, old dampstain at edge of first few and last few leaves, otherwise clean, tight and very good. This is the 8th Chapter of Pinkerton's version of Francis Buchanan's work which was originally published in 3 volumes by W. Bulmer & Co, London for T. Cadell and W.Davies and Black, Parry & Kingsbury. On the front page of this piece, a footnote indicates "The long agricultural and commercial details [or the 1807 set] are omitted." At the foot of the last page (776) is printed "End of the Eighth Volume" and at the bottom left in very small print, "Strahan and Preston/Printers Street, London.". From the British Library catalog, the complete 17 volume Pinkerton set appears to have been printed between 1808 and 1814 and this volume in 1811. No maps or illustrations are present in this piece though there were a number of such in the entire set. Dr. Francis Buchanan (1762-1829) later known as Francis Hamilton but often referred to as Francis Buchanan-Hamilton was a Scottish physician who made significant contributions as a geographer, zoologist and botanist while living in India from 1794 to 1815. In 1803-4 he was surgeon to the Governor General of India, Lord Wellesley in Calcutta and also organized the Calcutta Alipore Zoo. After the defeat of Tippu Sultan in 1799, he was asked to survey southern India resulting in this treatise. Very Good.
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Book number: 004443
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Keywords: India Voyages & Travels 18th Century Travel & Description Francis Buchanan-Hamilton

 
CAMPBELL, ALEXANDER
The Heart of India. With NY Times Review by Robert Trumbull
New York, Alfred A. Knopf. 1958. Hardcover. Book, First Edition. [vii], 333, vii, [i] pp, double-paged map, 31 photo illustrations on sixteen plates, index. 8vo/22cm. Blue blind-stamp decorated cloth gilt, shelf wear only, in protected lightly edge-worn dj, internally fine. NF/VG. An irreverent view of India with many of its foibles exposed "with massive impartiality" as Robert Trumbull, former Times Bureau Chief in India, states in his NY Times Book Magazine review of April 20, 1958 entitled, "India With Her Make-up Off". Trumbull was Times correspondent in India from 1947 to 1955. The book is arranged by places with descriptive sub-titles, e.g. Lucknow: The Murderous Politicians; Nagpur: Christ vs Ganesh; Madras: Marx at the Fair; and Kashmir: Men in Fur Hats. East and West Pakistan are also included. Alexander Campbell (1912- ) was Time and Life correspondent in India when he wrote this very perceptive behind-the-scenes view of India, 'warts and all'. Fine.
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Book number: 003233
USD 14.66 [Appr.: EURO 13.25 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1627]
Keywords: India Travel & Description Politics & Government Idiosyncrasies

 
NAIPAUL, V.S.
India: A Million Mutinies Now
New York, Viking Penguin. 1991. (ISBN: 0670837024) Hardcover. Book, First American Edition. [v], 521pp. Black cloth backed gilt, no wear, in fine dj. NF/NF. The third of Naipaul's trilogy on India, his ancestral land, including his Area of Darkness (1964) and India: A Wounded Civilization (1977). The title alludes to the Mutiny of 1857 in contrast to the present. Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, Kt. TC, winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize for Literature and one of the world's leading travel writers, was born in Trinidad of Indo-Trinidadian descent in 1932. NF.
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Book number: 004293
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Keywords: 0670837024 India Fiction Description and Travel Commentary Travelogues Nobel Prize Winners

 
PALLING, BRUCE
India: A Literary Companion
London, John Murray. 1992. (ISBN: 0719551838) Soft cover. Book, First Edition. [viii], 264pp, Introduction, 11 monochrome illustrations from photographs and prints, Notes, Acknowledgments, Index. 8vo/21.5cm. Paper, NF. A motley of travellers and residents' impressions and commentary. Bruce Palling was. NF.
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Book number: 005120
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Keywords: 0719551838 India Acounts of Travelers and Residents Travel & Description Exotic Land

 
WORSWICK, CLARK
"The Age of the Big Spenders." In, GEO, April 1983 (Vol. 5/No 4), pp 48-57; 109-111
Los Angeles, Harry Myers/Knapp Communications Corp. 1983. Soft cover. Book, 12 pages in entire issue, 14 illustrations from color and monochrome photos (including one double-page color photo). 4to/27.5cm. Pictorial wrappers, light wear, internally fine. A descriptive article about the former lavish life-style of the rulers of pre-Partition India's 562 princely states. Clark Worswick is a much published photo historian with nearly a dozen books to his name.. Fine.
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Book number: 004365
USD 17.60 [Appr.: EURO 15.75 | £UK 13.75 | JP¥ 1954]
Keywords: India Maharajas Princely States Travel and Description

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