Folk-tales Of Bengal..
Bound in original maroon cloth, decorated gilt. All edges red. Lacks first free endpaper, slight wear to extremities and occasional light foxing but otherwise a very good copy.
Macmillan and Co., Limited, St. Martin's Street.,
By the rev. lal behari day. with 32 illustrations in colour by warwick goble.
FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Large 8vo. 7.5 x 10.5 inches. xiv + 273 +  pp. +  pp. publisher's advertisements.
Illustrated by 32 colour plates, including frontispiece by Warwick Goble, with letterpress title guards (NB these are lacking for plates at pages one and 210).
Lal Behari Day (1826-94) was a Bengali who converted to Christianity. From 1855-67 he was a missionary and Free Church of Scotland Minister and from 1867-89 was a professor of English at two government colleges. The first edition of his Bengali folk tales was published in 1883.
[Stock No. 24169]