The Travancore State Manual.
Trivandrum Travancore Government Press 1906
First edition Three volumes, pp.xxx, 648; xv, 570; xiii, 603, lxx, lxvi, numerous illustrations and plans, large folding map in pocket. A very good set bound in contemporary half calf.
An encyclopaedic compendium on the State of Travancore by its Dewan Peishcar. The first volume covers physical features, geology, climate, flora and fauna, archaeology and history. The second contains a census of population, chapters on religion and caste, Malayalam language and literature. The third covers agriculture and economics, arts and industries, administration, and concludes with a gazetteer and glossary.