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GRAHAM, Maria.

Letters on India.

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1814 Stock Code: 142796
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First edition of this attractive supplement to Graham's Journal of a Residence in India (1812), similarly based around her own travels, and "extending her account of the culture" of India (Robinson). A pretty copy of a surprisingly uncommon work, less than a dozen locations on WorldCat.

"Written solely with the design of being useful to such as are called upon to go at an early period of life, to India, and... cannot have had time to make themselves acquainted with even the general outline of the history, religion, or science of that country..." (Preface). Graham was "sufficiently accomplished as an artist to illustrate her own writing" (Theakstone).

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Description

Octavo (227 x 142 mm). Twentieth-century moderate blue half crushed morocco by Brian Frost of Bath, light blue linen boards, nipped bands, single fillet panel with oval centre-tool gilt, top edge gilt, the others untrimmed, pale pink and grey mottle-marbled endpapers.

Illustrations

Folding engraved map frontispiece, 9 etched plates, one of them a map, from drawings by the author.

Condition

Bookplate of Sir Oswald Brierly (1817-1894), marine painter to Queen Victoria, re-imposed to the front pastedown. A little sunned on the spine, some offsetting from the plates, light browning of the text-block, else very good.

Bibliography

Robinson, pp. 44-6; Theakstone pp. 172-3

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