Narrative of a Journey from Calcutta to Europe, by way of Egypt,
in the years 1827 and 1828. London John Murray 1829
Second edition pp.xii, 280. A very good copy bound in contemporary (or slightly later) half morocco, cloth boards. Minor wear to head of spine.
Mrs Lushington was the wife of Charles Lushington who had arrived in India in 1801, and served in the I.C.S., rising to become Private Secretary to the Governor General and Chief Secretary to the Government of India. Her account of the journey, written partly in first and partly in third person suggests she travelled accompanied, but makes no mention of her husband. The first edition, also 1829, was issued with an engraved frontispiece, "The Tukhte Rowan in the Desert". We believe this was not included in the second edition - certainly it is not present here.