The Thugs, or Phansigars of India: Comprising a History of the Rise and Progress of That Extraordinary Fraternity of Assassins ; and a Description of the System Which it Pursues, and of the Measures Which Have Been Adopted By the Supreme Government .etc.

Sleeman, Captain W. H.

Editorial: Carey & Hart, Philadelphia, 1839
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Título: The Thugs, or Phansigars of India: ...

Editorial: Carey & Hart, Philadelphia

Año de publicación: 1839

Encuadernación: Three-Quarter Leather

Condición del libro: Fine

Edición: First Edition.


- a history of the late 18th and early 19th century Indian / Hindustani criminal subculture popularly referred as " Thugs " by contemporary British observers - the present history was compiled by Captain W. H. Sleeman, Superintendent of Thug Police from contemporary sources, mainly a book entitled " Ramaseana, or a Vocabulary of the pecular Languages used by the Thugs " published in Calcutta in 1836 - the cult of assassins is well described, from their methods of murder, patois / slang, religion, superstitions, education, class & social structures, dangers of travel in India, their employment by Governments & factions and several hundred pages of interviews with captured Thugs - fascinating account - this is the first American edition, two volumes, 226 & 228 pages, bound in one - contemporary gilt stamped three quarter black morocco, marbled endpapers, very minor foxing to prelims, else a fine tight copy - a rare book, recently POD'd in a partial edition ? Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. N° de ref. de la librería 10666

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