This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...with a few patehes of eorn and eane around thom, kept baek the primeval jungle. Turning the angle of Garde.i Keaeh, we lost our ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...with a few patehes of eorn and eane around thom, kept baek the primeval jungle. Turning the angle of Garde.i Keaeh, we lost our distant view of the Oehterlony Monument, the beaeon of Caleutta, though the numbers of native and foreign eraft, with steam-tugs, aseending and deseending the river, still showed our proximity to a mart of eommeree. For some distanee alo: i" the western o bank the people are briek-makers, and their quaint pyramids of yellow elay frequently rise above the tops of the eoeoa trees. The Bengalees live in thatehed bamboo huts, direetly on the water's edge, with a dense rank wilderness behind them. The eoeoa-nut palm is the prineipal tree, though the mango also flourishes, and the graeeful areea is sometimes seen. The eot' ton tree, with its showers of searlet, lily-shaped blossoms, is 8 most brilliant objeet, and splendidly stars the deep green baekground of the jungle. Tigers are abundant in these parts, and the river abounds with eroeodiles, but I left India without having seen either of those beasts. The green parrot sereamed from the tops of the palms, brown vultures swept lazily KEDGEREE SONGS OF THE LASCARS. 277 through the air, and a few sea-gulls skimmed the waves, but no more feroeious animals met my eyes. About thirty miles down the river, we ran into a handsome three-masted sehooner, earrying away her bow-sprit and eutting in twain one of onr quarter-boats. We went more slowly after this, for the navigation was beeoming intrieate, on. aeeount of the breadth of the river a: id the frequeney of sandbanks. The shores being a dead level, and the jungle with whieh they are eovered not very lofty, they soon sank to a low green line on either side, and the native villages eeased. As far as Diamond Harbor, about sixty miles...
Good. No Jacket. 12mo-over 6¾-7¾" tall. pp. 539. [Antq-16]. Sixteenth edition, 1859. 539 pp. Hardcover, bound in half leather over marbled boards, edges marbled. Moderate shelf-wear, corners, spine rubbed, chip to back top edge, top spine chipped; bookplate, age-toning.
ISBN. Hardback. Later printing. No dustjacket; bound in blue/gray pebbled boards with gold gilt lettering to spine. Very Good condition copy with minor wear to corners and edges of boards; slight wear to page edges and corners; minor browning to pages; spine faded; 1/2" diameter stain on bottom page edge near spine: otherwise tight, sound and unmarked.
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