A Discovery of Two Forreigne Sects in the East-Indies, Viz., The Sect of the Banians, the Ancient Natives of India, and the Sect of the Persees, the Ancient Inhabitants of Persia. Henry Lord.
A Discovery of Two Forreigne Sects in the East-Indies, Viz., The Sect of the Banians, the Ancient Natives of India, and the Sect of the Persees, the Ancient Inhabitants of Persia.
A Discovery of Two Forreigne Sects in the East-Indies, Viz., The Sect of the Banians, the Ancient Natives of India, and the Sect of the Persees, the Ancient Inhabitants of Persia.

A Discovery of Two Forreigne Sects in the East-Indies, Viz., The Sect of the Banians, the Ancient Natives of India, and the Sect of the Persees, the Ancient Inhabitants of Persia.

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.

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