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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.
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.
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.
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.
From the birth of Guru Nanak
A History of the Punjab,
from the birth of Guru Nanuk, to the present day. Lahore Victoria Press 1877
First edition. 8vo, 25 x 15 cm; pp.[2, English title], 512-1, [2, Urdu title]. Urdu text and title lithographed. Contemporary Indian half morocco over pebbled cloth; edges worn. Inscribed by the author "To His Excellency Sir Richard Temple G.C.S.I. with Rai Bahdr. Kunhya Lall's best respect. Lahore Jan. 8/78."
British Library (shelfmark VT828), Columbia, and Cornell only, under Urdu title (Tarikh-i Panjab).
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.