Heber, Reginald. NARRATIVE OF A JOURNEY THROUGH THE UPPER PROVINCES OF INDIA, from Calcutta to Bombay, 1824--25, (With notes upon Ceylon,) an account of a journey to Madras and the Southern Provinces, 1826, and letters written in India, by the Late Right Rev. Reginald Heber, D.D. Lord Bishop of Calcutta. In Two Volumes. 2 vols. in 1, 4to, First Edition; Vol. I, pp. xvi, (List of Subscribers, etc., last blank), [xvii]-xlviii, 632; full-page map, coloured in outline, 5 plates, 21 wood engravings in text; Vol. II, pp. viii, 516; 5 plates, 4 wood engravings in text; contemporary full calf (nicely rebacked; considerable foxing to plates & adjacent leaves, with small waterstain to several plates in Vol. I, but otherwise clean); a very good copy; scarce. London; John Murray; MDCCCXXVIII .
***Posthumously published by his widow Amalia. Heber (1783-1826) was a prime mover of the missionary work in India, completing the establishment of Bishop's College, Calcutta and travelling widely throughout all parts of his diocese. He arrived at Calcutta in October 1823 and in 1824 crossed India to Bombay, via Dacca, Benares, Allahabad, Lucknow, Delhi, and Agra. He later visited Ceylon, and sailed to the south and Madras, where he died in April 1826. Heber's journal is valuable for his description of the rivers, mountains and people of India and observations on their culture. (Lowndes (1858 edn.), Vol. II, Page 1030). W. R. Crocker's copy with his signature on front endpaper. W. R. Crocker was an Australian ambassador and author of the book "Australian Ambassador", Melbourne University Press, 1971,. #15242
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