|Author||Elton Smith, Elizabeth|
|Title||The East India Sketch-Book: Comprising an Account of the Present State of Society in Calcutta, Bombay, &c. In Two Volumes.|
|Publisher’s imprint||London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street. (Late Colburn and Bentley.) 1832.|
|Printer’s colophon||London: Printed by Samuel Bentley, Dorset-Street, Fleet-Street.|
|Format||12o; 2 vols: pp. 287(I), 292(II)|
|Sources||Corvey; NSTC 2S25934|
|Copy inspected||Google PUL|
1) T.p. epigraph: [The poor exile / Feels, in each action of the varied day, / His doom and banishment. the very air / Cools not his brow as in his native land; / The scene is strange, the food is loathly to him; / The language, nay, the music, jars his ear. Walter Scott.]; from Walter Scott, Auchindrane, or the Ayrshire Tragedy (1830), III.i.
2) Editions: 1833 (2nd ser.); New York 1836. The second series (1833) appeared as: The East India Sketch-Book. By a Lady. Second Series. In Two Volumes. London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1833. [12o; 2 vols: [2.] 311(I), [1.] 320(II)]. The title page epigraph and printer remained identical to those in the first series, but Elton Smith dedicates the second series 'To Mrs. Frances Maria Thompson' [fl. 1830s; known chiefly as an animal rights activist and patron for the Animal Friends' Society].
3) Reviews: New Monthly Mag. 36 (Nov. 1832): 484; Asiatic Journal 9.36 n.s. (Sept.-Dec. 1832): 273-85; Monthly Rev. 1.2 n.s. (Feb. 1833): 189-97; Court Journal 5.242 (Sat., 14 Dec. 1833): 842 [2nd ser.]; Calcutta Rev. 7 (Jan. 1847): 220-82.
4) Full text links: Google, vols 1 & 2
|BTW record no.||BTW1163|