Rare 1866 Benares published work on Hindoos India
Rev. Ishuree DASS (1826-1867). Domestic manners and customs of the Hindoos of Northern India, or, more strictly speaking, of the north west provinces of India … Second edition. Benares: printed and published by E.J. Lazarus & Co., and sold by Trubner & Co., 1866. 12mo (7 x 4 ¼ inches; 178 x 108mm). Pp. [I-]VIII-XI[-XII; 1-]280. (Marginal damage to pp.65/66, 69/70 and 131/132). Original red patterned cloth, lettered in gilt and blocked in blind, cream-glazed endpapers (damage to spine, some soiling, corners rubbed). Provenance: Lower Kingsmead Library (partially erased inscription at foot of title, p.45 inscription, pencilled underlinings or notes on pp. 32, 109, 111, 112, 113, 193, 195, 203).
A second edition of a rare work, first published in 1860. The author “a Presbyterian minister, was born at Futtehpoor, India, in 1826. He was educated in the mission-school there, and, on a visit to America, entered Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, but was compelled to return to his native land without graduating. He continued his studies with the English missionaries; and, in 1865, was licensed by Furruckabad Presbytery, and stationed at Futtehpoor, where he died, May 2, 1867.” (https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/mse/d/dass-ishuree.html)