London: Smith, Elder and Co. 1834. First edition. Hardcover. Small 8vo, contemporary half calf and marbled boards, morocco lettering piece; viii, 537 pp., 7 engraved plates. Light wear to edges of covers, especially to spine ends and corners, check marks in page margins and few words underlines here and there, rear blanks and endpapers with pencil and ink notes, owner name to front pastedown, else very good. Very good. Item #21556
Reflections on Indian art, language, literature, symbolism, religion, etc. by a former British army officer in India. Part of the text is devoted to finding linguistic similarites between Sanskrit and American Indian languages. Scarce.