Calcutta: Thacker, Spink & Co., 1885.
Octavo, 118,  ads, pages. First edition. The author examines the Date Palm's suitability for cultivation in India, and encourages the establishment of plantations for the trees. Dates have now been grown in India at some scale for decades, and as recently as 2008, the Indian government has initiated programs to establish plantations in Gujarat and Rajasthan. With the ownership stamp of the Salem Collector's Office, Tamil Nadu. A bit of edgewear to the olive green cloth boards, otherwise very good. [OCLC locates 9 copies worldwide, just 5 in the US].