London: John Rodwell, 1827. In which is introduced a discussion on the worship of the serpent in various countries of the world. 6 black & white plates (frontispiece was intended to be bound opposite p. 84). 213pp., 4to, rebound tan morocco-backed marbled boards with raised bands, t.e.g. London: Printed for the author, and sold by John Rodwell, 1827. Faint ex-lib stamp on title page and scattered light foxing, else near fine.
Paris: Marcel Riviere, 1921. 347 pages including the table of contents. 8vo, green cloth-backed marbled boards with the original printed wrappers bound-in; leather spine label. Paris: Marcel Riviere. Paris: Marcel Riviere, 1921. First edition. Some light penciling throughout, and the woodpulp pages are browned and somewhat brittle, still a very good copy of this unusual book.
London: The London Printing and Publishing Company. Steel engraving. View of Varanasi in Northern India. Image measures 4.5" x 7.25". Scene of Hindu custom of immolation with temples in the background, circa 1860. Subtitle reads "The prohibition of this abominable custom is supposed to be one of the causes which has led to the mutinies in India."
London. Steel engraving. View of Varanasi in Northern India. Image measures 4.5" x 7.25". View of boats and Hindu temples along the Ganges River, circa 1860. Subtitle reads "In the temple here represented, the foundation has been suffered to wear away, and several of the towers have fallen into the water."