Madras: J. Higginbotham, 1862. Second edition. Hardcover. Quarto. xxxii, 410, v (i)pp. Original brown cloth. Full page advertisement of publisher on inside front cover, with lithograph of publishing house in blue on inside front cover. Frontispiece original portrait photograph with arched top pasted into black border, with facsimile of handwritten note "J. A. Dubois Missionary, Seringapatam 1st December 1820."
Second edition with notes, corrections and additions by Rev. G. U. Pope. Translated from the French manuscript. Extensive work on the Indian culture by French missionary J. A. Dubois. Though he was unsuccessful in converting Indian people to Christianity, he was well respected by the Indian people due to his willingness to adapt to the Indian way of life, clothing, food, and language. He was addressed by the locals as Dodda Swami. He authored this extensive book on Hindu manners, etc. after his return to France. Advertisement of publisher's books on inside back cover. Errata page at rear.
Binding with wear, some staining on covers and heavily reinforced spine with brown library tape. Usual library markings, barcode on cover, sticker on spine, one and a half inch closed tears at top and bottom of inside front gutter, top of inside back cover. Library bookplate and inked name of previous owner on front free endpaper. Library stamp on verso of title page. Page 304 with larger piece of page cleanly torn, 11 lines but chip with complete text intact laid in. Library index cards pasted to back free endpaper. Block lightly age-toned with light, sporadic foxing. Bind in overall fair,interior in good condition. fair to g. Item #46980