The Bhilsa Topes; Or, Buddhist Monuments of Central India: Comprising A Brief HIstorical Sketch of the Rise, Progress, and Decline of Buddhism; with an account of the Opening and Examination of the Various Groups of Topes Around Bhilsa

By: Cunningham, Alexander (Brev.-Major) (1814-1893)

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Ex-institutional collection, with institutional stamps and markings on endpapers. Later cloth boards (early 20th century rebinding?). Cloth fraying along front hinge. Wear and loss of cloth at corners of boards. Title leaf has upper 30mm replaced, with loss of the word "The" from the original printed title. Dampstains and tidemarks to all corners of frontispiece, and to lower corners of plates at rear. Hinges split at gutters. ; Uncommon. xxxvi, 367 pages + 33 lithograph plates (including frontispiece). Rebound in red cloth boards. Page dimensions: 219 x 137mm. "The discoveries made by Lieutenant Maisey and myself, amongst the numerous Buddhist monuments that still exist around Bhilsa, in Central India, are described - imperfectly, I fear - by myself in the present work. To the Indian antiquary and historian, these discoveries will be, I am willoing to think, of very high importance; while to the mere English reader they may not be uninteresting, as the massive mounds are surrounded by mysterious circles of stone pillars, recalling attention at every turn to the early earthworks, or barrows, and the Druidical collonades of Britain. // In the Buddhistical worship of trees dispaled in the Snchi bas-reliefs, others, I hope, will see (as well as myself) the counterpart of the Druidical and adopted English reverence for the Oak." - from the Preface, page v.

Title: The Bhilsa Topes; Or, Buddhist Monuments of Central India: Comprising A Brief HIstorical Sketch of the Rise, Progress, and Decline of Buddhism; with an account of the Opening and Examination of the Various Groups of Topes Around Bhilsa

Author Name: Cunningham, Alexander (Brev.-Major) (1814-1893)

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder and Co.: 1854

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 19985