A view of India at the beginning of the 19th century by East India Company Chaplain.


Tennant, the Rev. William. lately one of His Majesty’s Chaplains in IndiaIndian Recreations; consisting chiefly of strictures on the domestic and rural economy of the Mahomedans & Hindoos. The Second Edition, enlarged and corrected. Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme [London] 1804 2nd edition 8vo. Volume 2 only [of 3 but volume 3 not printed until 1808.

2 plates [of 3. lacking Augreee or Ploughman], vii, 426pp. An untrimmed copy in the publisher’s original blue paper covered boards. paper spine with printed label although spine paper much degraded with parts of paper missing, upper joint breaking but holding on tdhe cords, the contents clean and the missing plate does not appear to have been bound in, contemporary ownersnip signature C. M. Hamlyn to top margin of title page. A fascinating overview of the India at the turn of the 18th/19th centuries. This volume incldes agricultural activities, aspects of religion, description of Benares, effescts of the Ganges, Allahabad Fort, opium culture and tobacco, the Upper Dooab, Lucknow, etc.  mar18/3

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