by Malcolm Hamilton Beattie.
London, Philip Allan, 1935.
1st edition. 307 pages. illustrated with drawings by the author, and with four half-tone plates from the author’s paintings.
light wear and edge fading to the original light blue cloth binding, with damage to extreme tip of front board lower corner. foxing to page edges, otherwise internally clean. in the dust-jacket, which is a little worn and stained, with a small piece torn from the lower front corner.
a scarce book on Calcutta and the Hooghly River that flows through it, based on the author’s rich and varied experiences as a river pilot from 1878 to 1913