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Barrow's life of Macartney
Some account of the public life, and a selection from the unpublished writings, of the Earl of Macartney,
the latter consisting of extracts from an account of the Russian empire... and a journal of an embassy from the king of Great Britain to the emperor of China. London T. Cadell & W. Davies 1807
First edition. Two volumes, 4to (27.5 x 22 cm), pp.xii, 608; [iv], 531, [1, blank]; portrait frontispiece. A very good set bound in contemporary calf, neatly rebacked. All edges speckled blue. Endpapers renewed. Title of second volume spotted, otherwise clean and crisp. Armorial bookplates of Richard Shuttleworth Streatfeild.
Cordier BS 2391; Löwendahl 735; Lust 501; Morrison I, p.43
Translated from Rev. Dr. Barth's work, for The Agra Tract Society. Agra printed at the Secundra Orphan Press for The Agra Tract Society 1849
First edition. 8vo, 21 x 13 cm; pp.[ii], 6, 240. Text in Hindi. A very good copy bound in contemporary Indian tree calf, spine gilt. Inner joints discreetly restored.
No copies outside Germany: Greifswald, Munich, Stuttgart, and Tübingen only.
["Our Lord has ordered our sins forgiven and veiled us from the Father of Fire"].
Polychrome gouache on textured card, Arabic titles in red in the sky. 2.5 cm strip on lower edge in white. Original design for poster, 59.7 x 60.5 cm. Edges and corners bumped, the tip lacking on upper right corner, and scraped on the upper left. Image scored once on lower portion, with an area of scuffing, an area around the edges with paper traces from old window mount. Colours bright and fresh. Holograph annotations, rubber stamp and a printed, annotated label on verso. Signed by the artist in the image, Nellai, Mohideen.
[Durga, in her aspect as Chamundi]
[1970's - 80's]
Polychrome gouache with narrow white border, on paper laid on to card. Original design for poster, 60 x 43.5 cm. Worn with paper loss on the edges and corners, not substantially affecting image. Signed in the image by the artist, V.A. Chandran. Holograph annotations in Tamil on verso.
Jacobin ambitions of Tipu Sultan revealed
Official documents, relative to the negotiations carried on by Tippoo Sultaun, with the French nation,
and other foreign states, for purposes hostile to the British nation; to which is added, proceedings of a Jacobin club, formed at Seringapatam, by the French soldiers in the corps commanded by M. Dompart: with a translation. Calcutta Printed at the Honorable Company's Press 1799
Folio, 30 x 23 cm., pp.xx, , 195, . Bound in 19th-century quarter calf, boards, spine neatly repaired. Contemporary ownership inscriptions of "H. Russell" and "C. Sutherland" to title, both cancelled.
Shaw 359; SABREB p.303. The English Short Title Catalogue locates four copies at the British Library, and a further three at Oxford, Pennsylvania, and the Royal Asiatic Society. We locate one additional copy at the Boston Athenaeum.
Bernier's account of the court of Aurangzeb
The History of the Late Revolution of the Empire of the Great Mogol:
Bombay printed at the Summachar Press 1830
Reprint of English edition of 1671, pp.(xi), , 346, 7, . A handsome copy bound in contemporary or slightly later half morocco, cloth boards. Armorial bookplate of Clan Macdonald of Sleat.
1822: "published in very small numbers and are rare or impossible to find"
A grammar of the high dialect of the Tamil language, termed Shen-Tamil:
to which is added, an introduction to Tamil poetry. By the Reverend Father C. J. Beschi, Jesuit missionary in the kingdom of Madura. Translated from the original Latin by Benjamin Guy Babington, of the Madras Civil Service. Madras printed at the College Press 1822
First English edition. 4to, 30 x 23 cm; pp.[ii], xii, v, [1, blank], 117, [1, blank]. Contemporary Indian half calf over marbled boards, spine gilt; rebacked, retaining original spine, boards somewhat rubbed; but a crisp copy with wide margins. A number of sheets with manuscript notes in Tamil and a letter, also in Tamil, addressed "To the Revd Mr Mowat / Negapatam", loose at front; bookplate of the British and Foreign Bible Society to front pastedown, recording presentation by Miss Mowat on 4 June 1907; their shelfmark in white ink to spine.
A Cadetship in the Honourable East India Company's Service, 1805.
Being a Short Memoir of Edward Blagdon, Born 1788; Died 1806. Edited by Florence Mostyn Gamlen. Oxford Oxford University Press 1931
First edition pp.43. A very good copy in the original vellum-backed boards, covers slightly faded. With a presentation inscription from the editor.
The Pozzi collection of Persian miniatures
Miniatures Persanes et Indo-Persanes. Collection Jean Pozzi.
First edition Folio, pp.177, 65 plates, 9 in colour, original suede portfolio. A very good copy.
Considerations on India Affairs;
particularly respecting the present state of Bengal and its dependencies. To which is prefixed a Map of those countries, chiefly from actual surveys. London printed for J. Almon, P. Elmsley, and Brotherton and Sewell. 1772
The second edition, with additions 4to, pp.xxxiv, 228, 184, 74, xxvi, large folding map. With half title. A very good copy bound in full contemporary calf.
Kress 6841; Goldsmith 10874
Considerations on India Affairs; particularly respecting the present state of Bengal and its dependencies.
With a Map of those countries, chiefly from actual surveys. London printed for J. Almon, P. Elmsley, and Richardson and Urquhart 1772
First edition 4to, pp.xxxi, 228, 165, large folding map. A very good copy in contemporary tree calf, neatly rebacked.
Kress 6841; Goldsmith 10874
Brahmins and Pariahs.
An appeal by the indigo manufacturers of Bengal to the British Government, Parliament, and People, for protection against the Lieut.-Governor of Bengal; setting forth the proceedings by which this high officer has interfered with the free course of justice, has destroyed capital and trade of British settlers in India, and has created the present disastrous condition of incendiarism and insurrection now spreading in the rural districts of Bengal. London James Ridgway 1861
First edition, pp.210. A very good copy bound in half calf, marbled boards. Board of Trade Library stamp on title.
1852-54: Brown's two landmark dictionaries of Telugu
A Dictionary, Telugu and English,
explaining the colloquial style used in business and the poetical dialect, with explanations in English and in Telugu. [with:] A dictionary of the mixed dialects and foreign words used in Telugu. With an explanation of the Telugu alphabet. Madras printed at the Christian Knowledge Society's Press 1852-1854
First editions. Two works bound in one. Small 4to, 25 x 18 cm; pp.[ii, half-title], xvi, 1303, [1, blank]; [ii, half-title], xxviii, 131, [1, blank]. A very good copy bound in contemporary half calf over marbled boards; all edges marbled; neatly rebacked, boards rubbed, corners bumped.