Indian views on snakes. With excellent illustrations

Mandlik, R. S. V. N.

Serpent Worship in Western India. The Nágapanchamí holiday as it is now observed; Serpent Worship, the Nágás and Sarpás.

Published 1870
Item ID 76703
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Bombay [Mumbai], Bombay Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 1870. 8vo (22.7 x 15.2 cm). 32 pp.; six plates, of which several large, multi-folded and/or coloured. Original printed wrappers.

A seldom-seen work, with highly interesting observations and illustrations, written by the Indian lawyer and historian Rao Saheb Vishvanath Narayan Mandlik (1833-1889). Published in the Society's Journal, Vol. IX (XXVI), with the Journal's wrappers and several, mostly small, unrelated papers. Wrappers and edges a bit soiled; spine cover worn, otherwise very good. Mandlik, N. V. (1896) Writings and Speeches of the Late Honourable Vishvanath Narayan Mandlik C.S.I. With a Sketch of his Life, pp. 235-267. Not in Cat. BM(NH).

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