Notes: Includes a chapter on hemp (cannabis sativa), about which the author writes, "The Hemp plant likewise secretes a resinous principle in its leaves, on which account these, as well as the churrus collected from off the young tops of the stem and flowers, is highly esteemed in Eastern countries, on account of its exhilarating and intoxicating powers."
xiv, 403 pages, plus ads.
Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). Original blindstamped publisher's gold cloth. Hinges cracked; some foxing to pages; pencilled notes on a few pages and twelve lines of pencilled notes on the final page. With one leaf of undated ads and 16 pages of publisher's books, dated March 1855. Bookstore label of J. Higginbotham of Madras on front pastedown.
Publication: London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1855.
Item No: #35531