A Sheaf Gleaned in French Fields
Toru Dutt, A Sheaf Gleaned in French Fields, Bhowanipore: Printed by B. M. Bose, at the Saptahik Sambad Press, 1876
pp. v; 233 including notes and 1 leaf of musical notations at the end; leather bound with gilt text leather ticket pasted on the front board and the spine with four raised bands
8.4 x 5.7 x 0.7 in (21.5 x 14.5 x 2 cm)
The first of many books by Toru Dutt [1856-77] but the only one published in her lifetime. She was the first Indian woman to write poetry in English and this book was printed privately by her father at a press near Calcutta.