A Narrative of a Visit to the Court of Sinde;
A Sketch of the History of Cutch, from its first connexion with the British Government in India till the conclusion of the treaty of 1819; and some Remarks on the Medical Topography of Bhooj. Bombay Printed at the expence, and under the authority, of Government. [and] Edinburgh, published by Robert Cadell; and Whittaker, Treacher, & Arnot, London. 1830
pp.[iv], 253, errata leaf, 4, 2 folding maps coloured by hand, folding genealogy. A very good copy bound in contemporary half calf. Tears to fold of map.
Burnes' record of a journey to the Court of Sindh in 1827 to medically treat the Amir, Moured Ali, includes many interesting observations on the intrigues of Hyderabad court life. The second part on Cutch was compiled from public documents by Burnes. The third, on Bhooj, results from Burnes' post as Surgeon to the Residency. The true first edition of the Sinde part was printed "for the perusal of the author's friends" on the Summachar Press, Bombay in 1829, and is of legendary rarity. This 1830 edition is itself extremely scarce. Four pages bound after the errata leaf contain Dr. Burnes's Overland journey from India, from the Montrose Review of 1834, and appear to be part of this edition.