London: Henry Lintot and John Osborn, 1746. Hardcover. Near fine. Item #21446 .
Folio. An extract of pp 313-356 of Vol. VI of the third edition of Churchill's Voyages. Bound to style in quarter leather, printed lettering piece; marbled paper boards. Some light foxing, a library stamp on the margin of an internal page, else a near fine copy.
First published in 1630, Lord's book was the first summary of Hindu practices to appear in Europe. Topics examined include idolatry, fire worship, immortality, rapture, vegetarianism, the Indian caste system and Hindu theory of world cycles.