“You must remember”, said Mme. Blavatsky, “that I never meant this for a scientific work. My letters to the Russian Messenger, under the general title: ‘From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan,’ were written in leisure moments, more for amusement than with any serious design.
“Broadly speaking, the facts and incidents are true; but I have freely availed myself of an author’s privilege to group, colour, and dramatize them, whenever this seemed necessary to the full artistic effect; though, as I say, much of the book is exactly true, l would rather claim kindly judgment for it, as a romance of travel, than incur the critical risks that haunt an avowedly serious work.”
From the Caves and Jungles of Hindustan, H. P. Blavatsky, Theosophical Publishing Society, 1892
First edition. Hardback. Octavo. Blue cloth binding. Gilt lettering to spine and cover. Small rip to the top of the spine. Minor red spotting to the cover at the bottom. Edges are bumped slightly. Endpaper and title page spotted. Formerly belonging to the Bradford Lodge of the Theosophical Society, contains library slip attached to the inside of the cover. 318 pp.