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. Second Edition. In Three Volumes. 3 vols., Second Edition; Vol. I, pp. lxviii, 450; 17 wood engravings; Vol. II, pp. viii, 564; 7 plates; Vol. III, pp. viii, 528, viii(memorial to Heber); 4 plates; contemporary half calf, with marbled sides and fully gilt spines; (some occasional mild soiling); a very nice set. London; John Murray; MDCCCXXVIII [1828].
***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). #26515

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