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First Impressions and Studies from Nature in Hindostan;
embracing an Outline of the Voyage to Calcutta, and Five Years Residence in Bengal and the Doab, from MDCCCXXXI to MDCCCXXXVI. London Wm. H Allen & Co. 1837
First edition Two volumes, pp.xix, 406; xiv, 436, 26 plates, map. A very good set bound in contemporary calf. Light staining to edge of a few plates.
Secret history of Akbar's reign
The Muntakhab al-tawárikh of Abd al-Qádir bin-i-Malúk Sháh al Badáoni.
Edited by Maulavi Ahmad Ali. Calcutta published as part of the Bibliotheca Indica series of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, and printed at the College Press 1865-69
First edition. Three volumes, 8vo (23 x 15 cm), pp.[ii], 492, [ii]; [ii], [1, blank], 457, [ii]; [ii], [1, blank], 411, [ii]. Printed Persian text, with Persian and English titles. Bibliotheca Indica: nos. 131, 135, 136, 139, and 140. Bound in contemporary red morocco backed marbled boards. Spines lightly worn, joints rubbed. Some foxing to title pages, but otherwise a very good set. Bookplate of Charles-Henri-August Schefer, distinguished 19th-century French diplomat, orientalist, and renowned collector of Islamic manuscripts.
First printed grammar of colloquial Panjabi, as spoken in Waziribad
A brief grammar of Panjabi as spoken in the Wazirabad District. Lahore printed at the Punjab Government Press 1904
First edition. 8vo, 24 x 17 cm; pp.[viii], 60. Contemporary limp cloth, printed paper label to upper wrapper; lightly worn. Bookseller's ticket of Luzac & Co.
The first printing of Modi script in Britain
A grammar of the Mahratta language.
For the use of The East India College at Hayleybury. Edinburgh lithographed by J. Hall [and the author] 1839
First edition. 4to, 29 x 23 cm; pp.[iv], 52. Lithographed. Original embossed cloth, printed label to upper board; a few closed tears to spine, but a very good copy.
An early grammar of western Hindi, or Brij Bhasha
Elements of Hindi and Braj Bhakha grammar.
Compiled for the use of the East-India College at Haileybury. Edinburgh sold by J. Madden and Co., C. Smith, and at the Military Academy 1839
First edition. 4to, 29 x 23 cm; pp.iv, 38; 1 lithographic plate. Text with printed devanagari characters. Contemporary cloth; corners a bit bumped, a handful of inoffensive marks to lower board; partly unopened.
Periodical Accounts relative to the Baptist Missionary Society.
Clipstone printed by J.W. Morris 1800-1819
First edition Six volumes, pp.527, ; xi, 476, 1 plate; (477)-576, (xii)-xvi, 573, 2 plates; ix, 564, 2 maps, 1 folding; xi, 683, [iv], 8, xxxi; viii, 420, xxiv, [viii], 2 plates. A very good set internally with some scattered light foxing and off-setting. Simply bound in contemporary half calf, spines rubbed, joints cracked.
A Supplementary Catalogue of Sanskrit, Pali, and Prakrit Books in the Library of the British Museum
acquired during the years 1892-1906. London Longmans; Bernard Quaritch; & others 1908
First edition 4to, pp.iv, , 1096 (columns). A very good copy in original cloth. Light foxing to title and fore-edge.
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
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.