Life in Western India, in two volumes 1881 by Katharine Blanche Guthrie ~ Travel ~ Maharashtra, Karnataka (Mysore), Telangana ~ British Raj


Title: Life in Western India, in two volumes
Author: Mrs. [Katharine or Katherine Blanche] Guthrie

Description: Ex-library (non-circulating). Publisher's blue cloth boards stamped in gilt, decorated with swastika on front cover. Call number on spines. Gilt on spine has been touched up. Labels on front pastedowns; no pockets; both volumes have pinhole library stamps on their frontispiece, title-page, and on one additional leaf. Frontispieces with tissue guards. 19 x 12.5 cm. Octavo. pp. Vol. I: viii, 320. Vol. II: viii, 292. Placed in archival mylar sleeves with a small, loose slip of acid-free, color-coordinated paper to mask the call number.  

A travelogue through western India (the region now known as the states of Karnataka (Mysore), Maharashtra, and Telangana). The author extensively documents her observations of the social and religious customs among the Hindu, Muslim, and Zoroastrian (Parsee) communities encountered, the regional geography, animal life, flora, architecture, history, climate, clothes, recreation, and many other scenes of daily life. The locales include Mahabaleshwar, Belgaum, Dharwar, Hubli, Bijapur, Hyderabad, and surrounding areas.  

These volumes come from the collection of John Wilson (c. 1826-1900), an Irish-born pioneer merchant and book collector of Portland, Oregon. His collection was considered to be one of the finest on the west coast and was bequeathed to the Portland public library in 1900.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Hurst and Blackett
Place: London
Year: 1881

Keywords: travel, travelogue, British Raj, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Mysore, Telangana, Mahabaleshwar, Belgaum, Dharwar,

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