NARRATIVE OF A JOURNEY THROUGH THE UPPER PROVINCES OF INDIA, FROM CALCUTTA TO BOMBAY, 1824 - 1825. (WITH NOTES UPON CEYLON,) AN ACCOUNT OF A JOURNEY TO MADRAS AND THE SOUTHERN PROVINCES, 1826, AND LETTERS WRITTEN IN INDIA.

Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Carey, 1829. Two volumes. 522;6,[3]-402pp. Textual illus. Original cloth backed boards, printed paper spine labels (worn). Cloth worn in spots, foxed, a few signatures starting. Good, untrimmed. Item #WRCAM9525

The second American edition. Heber accepted the position of Bishop of Calcutta in 1815 and during the course of his tenure travelled throughout the diocese. He visited Ceylon and Bombay, returning to Calcutta in October, 1825. The following spring he visited Madras and other nearby provinces. On April 1 he arrived at Trichinopoly, where he died suddenly two days later. His narrative, first published (posthumously) in 1828, offers many observations on the country and the people. DNB IX, pp.355-57.

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