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The Ain i Akbari
by Abul Fazl 'Allami. Translated from the original Persian, by H. Blochmann, M.A. Vol.I. Calcutta Printed for the Asiatic Society of Bengal, by G.H. Rouse, at the Baptist Mission Press. 1873
First edition of this translation, pp.vii, , xi, , ii, xxvi (biography of Abul Fazl), x, 678, 17 plates, some folding, large folding genealogical table. A very good used copy bound in early twentieth-century cloth. Some tears to margins and folds of plates. Small stamp of Asiatic Society of Bengal Library on title. Bookplate of C. Stanley Clarke, Indian Section, Victoria and Albert Museum.
Historical Memoirs of the Amir Sabaktagin, and the Sultan Mahmud of Ghazna, early conquerors of Hindustan, and founders of the Ghaznavide Dynasty. Translated from the Persian Version of the contemporary Arabic chronicle of Al Utbi, by the Rev. James Reynolds, B.A. London Oriental Translation Fund. 1858
First edition, pp.xxxvi, 511, [1, errata]. A near fine copy in original cloth, spine label.
Diary of a March through Sinde and Afghanistan,
with the Troops under the Command of General Sir William Nott, K.C.B., &c. And Sermons delivered on various occasions during the campaign of 1842. London J. Hatchard & Son 1843
First edition 8vo, pp. viii, 468, folding panoramic frontis, 7 plates. A very good copy bound in later 19thC leather, a little rubbed. Some foxing to plates.
Inscribed to the future German Emperor
Lives of Maha Raja Apurva Krishna Bahadur,
Poet Laureat to His Imperial Majesty of Delhi, and Member of the Hamburg Academy, &c. &c. &c. his father and grandfather. Calcutta printed at the Catholic Orphan Press under the superintendence of J. F. Bellamy 1847
First edition. 8vo, 22 x 14 cm; pp.[ii], 14; 32 (Persian text); portrait frontispiece at rear, 3 engraved plates. Text in English and Persian. Contemporary Indian speckled morocco, gilt; spine a little worn; initial leaves with a worm-track, scant affect to text. Front free endpaper inscribed "To His Royal Highness Prince William of Prussia, &c &c. With profound respect and deep submission of Raja Apurva Krishna Bahadur. Calcutta, Sobha Bazar. The 13th August 1858."
Calcutta Ahmadi Press 1263 Hijri (1846 CE)
8vo, 23 x 15 cm; pp.216. Printed Urdu text. Contemporary Indian mottled calf, spine gilt with morocco lettering-piece; lacking front and rear free endpapers, lower board with a short cut to the edge; a few contemporary manuscript notes, one glossing demon in Greek and Urdu.
Library of Congress only.
A Grammar of the Pukkhto or Pukshto Language
On A New And Improved System, Combining Brevity With Practical Utility, And Including Exercises And Dialogues, Intended To Facilitate The Acquisition Of Colloquial London Thacker & Co. 1867
First edition pp.156 A very good copy bound in later (but not recent) half calf.
1881: North-west frontier
With the Kurram Field Force, 1878-79.
London W.H. Allen & Co. 1881
First edition pp.xii, 419, frontis, 4 plates, 2 folding maps. A very good copy bound in full contemporary half morocco with the monogram of the New South Wales Library of Parliament. Some scattered light spotting, heavier on title and dedication page.
being a narrative of a years expedition on horseback and on foot through Kashmir, Western Tibet, Chinese Tartary, and Russian Central Asia. London John Murray 1893
First edition. Two volumes, 8vo, pp.xx, 360; x, , 340, [4, table], 2 frontispieces, numerous illustrations, 3 folding maps. A very good set bound in publisher's blue cloth. Cloth sunned, spines discoloured. A few light spots, but overall clean.
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.
Correspondence relating to the Despatch of Expeditions against: (a.) The Samil Clans of the Orakzai Tribe on the Miranzai Border of the Kohat District; (b.) The Tribes of the Black Mountain.
First edition Folio, pp.79, modern quarter calf. [C.-6526] A rather fragile copy of this scarce blue book, some tears to margins. Rebound in quarter calf, marbled boards. Academic library stamp on title.
Dry Leaves from Young Egypt.
By an Ex-Political. Hertford 1851
Third edition pp.xx, 393, colour frontispiece, 13 tinted lithograph plates, folding map, 2 folding tables. A good copy, neatly rebacked preserving original spine, some foxing to plates, minor worming to inner margins. With the blind stamps of the Rajah of Mysore.
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.