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Fanny Parkes
(1794 - 1875)

Wanderings of a Pilgrim: In search of the picturesque, during four-and-twenty years in the East; with revelations of life in the Zenna [Presentation Copy]



Fanny Parkes, Wanderings of a Pilgrim: In search of the Picturesque, During Four-and-Twenty Years in the East; with Revelations of Life in the Zenna London: Pelham Richardson, 1850

A two-volume edition
Volume I: xxxv and 479 pages; frontispiece showing Lord Ganesha and 27 plates, some of them coloured
Volume II: xv and 523 pages; frontispiece showing gilted Lord Krishna and Gopis and 22 plates, some of them coloured along with folding chart 'Elevation of the Himalayas' in back pocket

Original navy-blue buckram with gilt illustration of Kartikeya on covers and of a young Lord Krishna playing the flute on the spines of both volumes, new end papers
29.2 x 20.3 x 5 cm (each)

LIST OF PLATES
VOLUME I: 1. Frontispiece--Ganésh, to face the Title / 2. Introduction-The Camels / 3. The Albatross / 4. Car Nicobar / 5. The Sircar / 6. The Churük Puja / 7. Puja of the Tulsi / 8. Bengali Woman / 9. The Ice Pits / 10. Temple of Bhawani, and Suttees, Alopee Bagh / 11. A Dhrumsala, Bene Mahadeo Ghãt / 12. Adansonia Digitata / 13. A Kutcherry / 14. Hindustani Song / 15. A Barkandaz / 16. The Durwan / 17. The Thug's Dice / 18. Elephant Fights / 19. Pedigree of the Kings of Oude / 20. Lachhmi, the Goddess of Beauty / 21. The Grasscutter / 22. Hebrew Hymn / 23. The Imams the Leaders of the Faithful / 24. The Täj / 25. Ground-plan of the Tomb of the Taj / 26. The Tomb of Akbar Shah / 27. Tomb of Shaikh Selim Cheestie / 28. Pedigree of Colonel William Gardner

VOLUME II: 29. Frontispiece--Kaniya-jee and the Gopis, to face the Title / 30. Superstitions of the Natives / 31. The Spring-Bow / 32. Kaniya-jee and the Gopis / 33. Ancient Hindu Ruin / 34. The Hindu Triad / 35. Plan of Delhi / 36. View from the Pilgrim's Banglã / 37. The Kharita / 38. Pennycross Chapel / 39. The Bushwoman / 40. A Kafir Warrior / 41. The Southern Cross / 42. Jaganath / 43. Three Satis and a Mandap near Ghazipür / 44. Kalsas / 45. The Temple of Bhawäni / 46. Bhagwan / 47. Native Sugar Mills / 48. Waterspouts / 49. Pico / 50. Elevation of the Himalaya.

THIS IS A PRESENTATION COPY BY THE AUTHOR

This book includes several illustrations and offers a British female perspective on Indian life in the 19th century.

Reference: J R Abbey Travel in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860, p. 476

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  Lot 3 of 100  

ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS: IN PURSUIT OF THE PICTURESQUE
4-5 MAY 2022

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