A Glimpse of Oriental Nature. Pictures with Verses. By A Lady. With Preface, by the Rev. G.R. Gleig, Chaplain General to Her Majesty's Forces.
A Glimpse of Oriental Nature. Pictures with Verses. By A Lady. With Preface, by the Rev. G.R. Gleig, Chaplain General to Her Majesty's Forces.

A Glimpse of Oriental Nature. Pictures with Verses. By A Lady. With Preface, by the Rev. G.R. Gleig, Chaplain General to Her Majesty's Forces.

London: Dean and Son, 1866. Hardcover. Second impression, without the additional title or dedication leaf. Rev. Gleig, in his preface, says the authoress started her sketching in Corfu and continued in Ceylon (Sri Lanka). This would correlate with the subjects of her drawings, which include oriental fauna such as cashew nuts, coffee, fly-catchers, a mango, loriquets, vanilla, etc. 20 plates in all, each hand colored and highlighted with gum arabic, with attractive calligraphic poem beneath. A few plates have a lt. marginal stain. Rebound in tan buckram, with gilt title at spine. Rev. Gleig authored several books, incl. "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. Oblong 8vo, 20 plates. Very good condition. Item #7444

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