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Author presentation copy of scarce first edition
Dry Leaves from Young Egypt:
being a glance at Sindh before the arrival of Sir Charles Napier. By an Ex-Political. London James Madden 1849
First edition pp.vii, 253, 2 lithograph plates, folding table. A very good copy bound in contemporary full calf, spine a little rubbed. With presentation inscription from the author to Capt. Granville Jack.
A survey, with observations astronomical, geographical, botanical, etc., of a route through Mekran, Bashkurd, Persia, Kurdistan, and Turkey. London Griffith & Farran 1882
First edition pp.xvii, 507, mounted woodburytype frontis of author, 10 plates, folding map. A very good slightly cocked copy in rather dull original cloth, neatly re-backed and re-cased preserving original spine. Ex-Northampton, Mass. public library with stamps on title and first text page, shelf number on spine.
The Beginnings of Buddhist Art
and other Essays in Indian and Central-Asian Archaeology. Revised by the author and translated by L.A. & F.W. Thomas with a Preface by the Latter. London 1917
pp.xvi, 316, folding colour frontispiece, 50 plates. A very good copy bound in contemporary quarter leather, some foxing to title and prelims.
The Stranger's Infallible East-Indian Guide,
or Hindoostanee multum in parvo, as a grammatical compendium of the grand, popular, and military language of all India. (Long, but improperly called the Moors or Moorish jargon.) London Printed for Black, Kingsbury, Parbury, and Allen, Booksellers to the Hon. East-India Company. 1820
Third edition, greatly enlarged and improved. pp.[vi], xxx, 427, (iv), 2 large folding tables. A good copy bound in later (mid 20th C) buckram. A little minor age-toning. Top and bottom edges untrimmed, and showing signs of insect consumption of the contemporary red edge-colouring. This does not affect text and only faintly reduces the original margins.
Rare maps of Karachi & environs
Karachi brigade manoeuvres. 1905-1906.
[with] Karachi brigade manoeuvres. 1906-1907. Calcutta; Dehra Dun The first map zincographed by the Vandyke Process at the Survey of India Office; the second, heliozincographed at the Office of the Trigonometrical Branch, Survey of India, Dehra Dun November, 1905, and November, 1907
Two maps, printed on linen at a scale of 1 inch to 1 mile, and sewn together; the first on two sheets together measuring 99 x 89 cm; the second on a single sheet measuring 57 x 59 cm. No.441E C.C. Karachi Brigade (1905); No.D.11.Karachi Brigade. Reg.No.456-5.07 (1906). One hundred and fifty copies of each map printed. In excellent condition, bar one small marginal hole to the larger map, and a few small areas of discolouration to both. Folded.
Association copy of first edition
Where Three Empires Meet.
A Narrative of recent Travel in Kashmir, Western Tibet, Gilgit, and the adjoining Countries. London 1893
First edition pp.xvi, 495, 27 plates, 27 text illustrations, folding map, 24 pages publisher's advertisements. A good copy in rather worn original cloth, with pencil signature "Lennard" on title. The contents are generally in good condition but there is some scattered light foxing. End-papers are original. Corners are bumped. Gilt ornament complete but rubbed.
Handsome copy of second edition
Where Three Empires Meet.
A Narrative of recent Travel in Kashmir, Western Tibet, Gilgit, and the adjoining Countries. London Longmans, Green and Co. 1893
Second edition pp.xvi, 495, 27 plates, 27 text illustrations, folding map. A very good copy bound in contemporary half calf, gilt, by Mudie. Armorial bookplate. A few light spots to prelims. A little rubbing to spine edge.
1860: Life and sport on the Indus
Narrative of a Residence at the Court of Meer Ali Moorad;
with Wild Sports in the Valley of the Indus. London Hurst & Blackett 1860
First edition Two volumes, pp.[viii], 306; [vi], 300, 2 engraved plates. A very good set bound in calf, gilt, by Nutt & Son, and given as a leaving present at Eton. End-papers foxed.
A Great Country's Little Wars; or, England, Affghanistan, and Sinde;
being a sketch with reference to their morality and policy, of recent transactions on the North-western Frontier of India. London 1844
First edition pp.[iv], 303, folding map. A very good copy bound in contemporary half calf. Spine rubbed, corners worn.
1890: "Who has low land, and high relations, he never will suffer loss"
Selected agricultural proverbs of the Panjab.
Delhi Imperial Medical Hall Press 1890
First edition. 8vo, 25 x 17 cm; pp.xxiv, 308. Punjabi text. Contemporary cloth; edges a little worn, cloth a bit marked Ownership inscription of J.C.W. Eustace, dated 1932; ownership stamp of Sub-Divisional Officer Pind Dadan Khan to title-page and text.
Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, and SOAS.
An unparalleled account of the Mughal Empire
Storia do Mogor, or Mogul India, 1653-1708.
Translated with introduction and notes by William Irvine. Edited under the supervision of the Royal Asiatic Society and published for the Government of India. London John Murray, for the Government of India 1907-1908
First edition. Four volumes, 8vo (23.5 x 16.6 cm), pp.lxxxix, , 386, 13 plates; x, , 471, 14 plates; xiv, 509, [1, blank], 17 plates, 3 in colour; xiv, 605, [1, blank], [4, advertisements], 15 plates, 2 large folding tables, folding map in rear pocket. The Indian Texts Series - I. A very good set in original cloth, elaborately decorated in gilt and colour. Top and bottom of first volume's spine worn; rear hinge of fourth volume weakened.
The Life and Correspondence of Sir Bartle Frere.
London John Murray 1895
Second edition, two volumes, pp.xi,  516; vii, 472, 2 portrait frontispieces, 7 plates, illustrations, 7 colour maps, 4 folding. A very good set in original cloth. Stain to margin of title page and frontis of second volume. Ex Working Men's College Library, with their bookplates on front end-papers, and no further marking.
Oral Tradition from the Indus.
Comprised in Tales. To which are added explanatory notes. Revised and Corrected. Illustrations drawn by Miss L. Fenn. From sketches by the authors. Brighton 1908
First edition pp.xvi, 157, 14 plates, map. A good copy in original cloth, rebacked preserving (rather stained) original spine. With presentation inscription from the author. Contents very good.
Memoirs of the Emperor Jahangueir,
Written by Himself; and translated from a Persian Manuscript, by Major David Price. London Oriental Translation Fund. 1829
First edition Folio, pp.141. A very good copy in rather frayed original plain wrappers. Front wrapper partially detached. With the additional subscriber leaf of The Most Noble the Marquess of Cholmondeley.
First western publication of Mir Taqi Mir
Shooulue Ishq. The Flame of Love.
A Hindoostanee Poem; By Meer Moohummud Tuqee. Edited by William Carmichael Smyth. London printed for the editor, by W. Bulmer and W. Nicol 1820
First edition. 8vo, 26 x 17 cm; pp.[vi], 11, [2, blanks], 11-, [ii, Urdu title]. Text in Urdu and romanized Urdu. Modern half calf over modern boards; untrimmed and unopened; initial and final leaves a little soiled.
BL, BnF, Munich, and Oxford only.
"factious accusations against a successful General"
The Conquest of Scinde,
with some Introductory Passages in the Life of Major-General Sir Charles James Napier. Part I only. London T. & W. Boone 1845
First edition pp.196, 2 folding maps. A very good copy bound in contemporary half calf. From the Library of the Earl of Cromer, with his bookplate.