1824 Aurangabad India 1st ed Wonders of Elora Caves Kailasa Temple Hindu Travel

SEELY, John B.

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A significantly rare first edition of John Benjamin Seely’s work, ‘The Wonders of Elora.’ This fascinating travel narrative describes Seely’s personal exploration of the incredible rock-cut temples in the Ellora Caves in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, India. He also offers his personal commentary regarding the people, culture, and customs found in 19th-century India. A truly fascinating read accompanied by numerous engraved plates depicting the ancient rock-cut architecture.

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1824 Aurangabad India 1st ed Wonders of Elora Caves Kailasa Temple Hindu Travel

 

A significantly rare first edition of John Benjamin Seely’s work, ‘The Wonders of Elora.’ This fascinating travel narrative describes Seely’s personal exploration of the incredible rock-cut temples in the Ellora Caves in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, India. He also offers his personal commentary regarding the people, culture, and customs found in 19th-century India. A truly fascinating read accompanied by numerous engraved plates depicting the ancient rock-cut architecture.

 

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SEELY, John B.

 

The Wonders of Elora; or, the Narrative of a Journey to the Temples and Dwellings Excavated out of a Mountain of Granite, and Extending Upwards of a Mile and a Quarter, at Elora, in the East Indies, by the Route of Poona, Ahmed-Nuggur, and Toka, Returning by Dowlutabad and Aurungabad; with Some General Observations on the People and Country.

 

London: G. and W.B. Whittaker, 1824. First edition, first printing.

 

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  • Collation: Complete
    • xvi, 559, [1]
    • 9 engraved plates
      • 3 folding
      • 6 full-page
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
    • Size: ~8.5in X 5.5in (21.5cm x 14cm)

 

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40498

Categories

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

SEELY, John B.

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete