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[FOSTER (George)]. Sketches of the Mythology and Customs of the Hindoos.1785

London: [s.n.], First edition, [6], 84pp., the verso of the final preliminary leaf numbered viii as with all copies, some minor staining and spotting, cont. half calf over marbled boards, rather crude strengthening of joints with new calf. George Forster was a civil servant of the East India Company whom Warren Hastings selected to proceed to the Punjab to collect information on the Sikhs. Forster travelled disguised as a Turk and recorded his impressions in a series of letters later published under the title A Journey from Bengal to England in 1798. The Sketches was his first published work.

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