From Adam's Peak to Elephanta: Sketches in Ceylon and India. Edward CARPENTER.

From Adam's Peak to Elephanta: Sketches in Ceylon and India.

London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1892. First edition. 8vo. xvi, 363, (1) pp. Publisher's maroon cloth, gilt to the spine, contemporary pictorial bookplate of Robert Howell Perks to the front pastedown with a label for the "Order of the Cross Library, 10, De Vere Gardens, Kensington..." below, Perks' ownership inscription on the opposing front free endpaper with a note underneath pertaining to sections of the book, the only other marking being a manuscript shelfmark label to the spine and a label to the half title concerning Perks' bequest of the book. Numerous illustrations in the text including six that are full page. Neatly recased, very good. A medical doctor and staunch campaigner against vivisection, Perks' booklet "Why I Condemn Vivisection" was published numerous times by the Order of the Cross in the early decades of the 20th century. The Order was a theosophical society founded by J. Todd Ferrier, himself an ardent vegetarian and anti-vivisectionist. The bequest label on the half title explains that the library mostly contained works on comparative religions. Item #36381

Price: £225.00

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