[IRWIN, Eyles]. ~ Bedukah, or the Self-devoted. An Indian Pastoral... London: Printed for J. Dodsley... 1776.
4to (257 × 203 mm), pp. [iii]–vii, –32; without the half-title, and with the engraved frontispiece by Collyer after Ward bound here facing p.  (the beginning of the poem); light offsetting from the plate; recent boards.
First edition, dated Fort St George, 1 January 1775. A discussion of the Hindu practice of sati, when a widow immolates herself on her dead husband’s funeral pyre, something the poet had witnessed for himself. Born in Calcutta to Irish parents, Irwin served the East India Company in a civil capacity at Madras, before posting to China for two years and a return to England. Jackson, p. 43.