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PEGGS, James.
A Cry from the Tombs: Or, Facts and Observations on the Impropriety of Burying the Dead Among the Living, in Various Ages and Nations.

pp. (iv), 52. Modern cloth, signature of H. CHARLES HAILSTONE, a very good copy.

*COPAC records two locations only for this title - Wellcome and Cambridge. JAMES PEGGS [1793-1850], along with William Bampton, was a pioneer of the English General Baptists mission to Cuttack, then-capital city of Orissa, to evangelize the Odia people. He and his fellow evangelizers arrived in Orissa in 1822 and began their tasks by establishing schools and distributing literature. Peggs was a prolific author, mostly concerned with humanitarian issues in India and back in England. Some of his many tracts include : The present state of East India Slavery, chiefly extracted from the Parliamentary papers on the subject. Printed March 1828, Aug. 1832, Aug. 1838. Third edition. - Gems for serious Christians [ed.] by J. Peggs. Lond. &c., 1842. - A letter, to the right honorable Lord Viscount Melbourne, first Lord of her Majesty's Treasury, on the present state of British connection with idolatry in India, at each of the four provinces, and the island of Ceylon / by the Rev. James Peggs, late missionary at Cuttack, Orissa. Author of "India's cries to British humanity," &c. 1841. - An appeal to British humanity and justice by the Society for the Abolition of Human Sacrifices in India. Coventry Society for the Abolition of Human Sacrifices in India. London : Seely 182-? - Pilgrim Tax in India ... Second edition, enlarged. London, [1830?]. - Capital punishment : the importance of its abolition : a prize essay. London : Thomas Ward and Co. [1840?]

For the Author, by John Snow. London.

Date Published: 1840. 8vo.

Stock No. 61943

Price: 250.00