London: Dean and Son, 1866. Second impression. Hardcover. Twenty stunning hand colored and highlighted lithographic botanical and zoological plates, including "Coffee Arabica", by an unidentified female artist. The Rev. Gleig, in his preface, states the authoress began her sketching in Corfu and continued in Ceylon Sri Lanka.
This would correlate with the subjects of her drawings, which include oriental flora and fauna such as butterflies, wood peckers, Oberonia, Cashu Nut (sic), Walking Green Leaf, Walking Dry Leaf, Stick Insects, Nectarina Birds, Red Bead Vine, Fly Catcher, Nutmeg, Thorn, Bee Bird, Mangosteen, Moth, Loriquet, Vanilla, Klugia, and Air Plant. Each plate is hand colored and highlighted with gum arabic, with attractive calligraphic poem beneath.
Rev. Gleig authored several books, including "A Narrative of the Campaigns of the British Army at Washington and New Orleans," L, 1826 and "The History of the British Empire in India" L, 1830-35.
With Preface, by the Rev. G. R. Gleig, Chaplain General to Her Majesty's Forces.
Oblong 8vo, 20 plates. A few plates have a light marginal stain, and some paper discoloration on a couple of plates. Modern tan buckram, with gilt title at spine. OCLC: 22286845 records 4 copies, at Princeton, Kenyon, University of Texas Austin, and the V & A. Good + condition. Item #7444