Calcutta: Baptist Mission Press, 1833. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Item #17492
8vo. xi,(1),342,(1)pp. The text is followed by 9 tables, of which the last is a large folding table. Published with the monthly numbers of the Gleanngs in Science and the Journal of the Asiatic Society. Modern full crushed morocco. Spine in six compartments with raised bands, green leather lettering label, gilt; boards tools in blind, marbled endpapers. Light wear and soil, a Cincinnati publisher's blindstamp on the title page, a library blindstamp on the folding plate else this is a very good copy. The author was born Francis Buchanan, but is family claimed the chiefdom of the name of Buchanan. In 1807, Buchanan was commissioned by the East India Company to survey, map, and report systematically on the territories of Bengal. He began in Dinajpur and Rangpur, north of the Ganga in what is now Bengal proper.