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Book Number 1704 
Author Heber, Reginald  
Title Narrative of a Journey Through the Upper Provinces of India, from Calcutta to Bombay, 1824-1825. (with notes upon Ceylon) A Account of a Journey to Madras and the Southern Provinces, 1826 and Letters Written in India. 
Date 1829 
Publisher John Murray 
Place of Publication London 
Edition Fourth Edition. 
Volume Information 3 volumes 
Cover contemporary full green diced calf with gilt boards, spine with 5 compartments of floral gilt design, brown morocco labels on two and four, all edges marbled. Marbled paste-down and free endpapers.  
Illustration Volume 1 contains 16 wood-cut illustrations, Volume 2 contains 7 wood-cut illustrations, and Volume 3 contains 4 wood-cut illustrations, for a total of 27 wood-cut illustrations 
Size 8vo 
Condition A fine handsome set, signed by previous owner on the recto of the blank before the title in Volume 2, signed in contemporary ink dated 1830.  
Provenance  
Pagination Volume 1 P. Title, lxcii, blank, 450; Volume 2 P. title, vi, plate index, blank, 564; Volume 3 P. Title, vi, plate index, blank, 525, blank, (2), vii.  
Reference Bateson III, 234; Graesse III, 227 
Translation Info  
Notes Reginald Heber was born in Malpas, Cheshire, England, April 21, 1783 to a heritage of wealth and culture. Heber was educated at Brasenose College, Oxford winning many prizes for both Latin and English poetry. He was ordained in 1807. In 1823, after refusing twice, he reluctantly accepted an appointment as Bishop of Calcutta which at that time included the whole of India, Ceylon, and Australia, sailing on 16 June 1823. Prior to his departure for India, Heber was awarded the D.D. degree from Oxford. After three years of ceaseless traveling and intense missionary work, Heber died suddenly while visiting Trichinopoly, India on April 3, 1826 at the age of 42 of a cerebral hemorrhage while in his bath.  
Price (US$) 750  
Short Description Book Asia Central India; Book Voyages General 
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