CAUNTER, Reverend John Hobart. The Oriental Annual, Or Scenes in India. London, Edward Bull, 1834.
8vo. Original pictorial full olive morocco, gilt edges; pp. [viii], 254, [2, advertisements], 25 steel-engraved plates after William Daniell; hinges a bit rubbed, foxing to some plates, as ususal; contemporary ownership inscription, at head of title-page, ownership iscriptions to verso of frontispiec; a rather good copy.
First edition of the first annual in this series, which was to be continued up to 1840. The fashionable preacher and writer William Caunter was fascinated by India and wrote this mix of information and entertainment probably for the family members who had remained in Britain and where not over in India. Daniell's contributions make this a very handsome publication on India under the Raj.