London: Trubner & Co., 1868. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. xxxvi,(2),388pp. Index. Pictorial, gilt, blue cloth, spine slightly darkened. Illustrated with 8 woodcut plates after photographs by D. Tresham, plus several text woodcuts (the frontispiece has been re-inserted at page 120). Some foxing of the plates and outer leaves. Binding with minor shelf wear at bottom edge. Small, round bookplate, initials J. G. on front pastedown.
M. A. Sherring (1826-1880) was a Protestant missionary in British India and also an Indologist who studied the Hindu tribes and castes of Benares and wrote about them extensively. Very good. Item #49794