ASSAM. A female writer’s perspective written in 1884


Ward, Mrs S. R. [Editor & Publisher]: A Glimpse of Assam. Printed by Thomas S. Smith, Cuty Press [Calcutta] 1884. 1st edition small 8vo [6¾ x 4½].

Vignette title page, around 13 black and white plates, ii, 219pp, ads to pastedowns. Original cloth covered boards with gilt title to upper board, binding worn, spine very defective, text block quite sound, one page with loss to margin, another cut across the centre without loss, some pencil underlining, contemporary hamd written index to some 75 European names added to the rear free endpaper – possibly an afterthought by the writer. Contemporary signature to top of title page W. M. Lawrie. An unusual book seldom encountered in the original and a significant contribution by a female writer. oct12/2

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