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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.
Bengali New Testament translated and published by William Carey, the "father of modern missions," at Serampore
.. dharmma pustaka taher anta bhaga taha amarader prabhu o trankakartta mangal samachara grik bhasha haite tarjjama haila.
Shrirampure chapa haila [Serampore], Serampore Mission Press 1803 [but 1806]
Second edition, 21.5 x 14 cm., pp.. A remarkably clean and fresh copy in contemporary calf binding. Spine professionally restored. Provenance: Contemporary book-label of Richard Charles Pritchett. Presentation inscription from him to his Uncle Lea. Ownership signature of R. Lea. Armorial bookplate of Samuel Wilson. Richard Charles Pritchett (1787-1834) was an employee of the East India Company. On January 21st, 1808, he married Mary Ann Samson in Serampore. In 1822 for the benefit of his health he emigrated to Sydney where he petitioned the governor, Thomas Brisbane, for a grant of land where he might invest "a capital of £2,500 … together with the residue of his assets daily expected from India amounting to £1500." Samuel Wilson married in Calcutta on 29th January, 1828.
Darlow & Moule No.2049; Historical catalogue of printed Christian scriptures in the languages of the Indian sub-continent (London: The British and Foreign Bible Society, 1977), No. 116; Memoir relative to the translation of the sacred scriptures: the Baptist Missionary Society in England (Dunstable, 1808); J. S. M. Hooper, Bible translation in India, Pakistan and Ceylon. Second edition revised by W. J. Culshaw (London: Oxford University Press, 1963). COPAC records three copies only
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.
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
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.
Cyclic Tables of Hindu and Mahomedan Chronology,
regarding the history of the Telugu and Kannadi Countries. To which are added the genealogies of particular Hindu families, with essays on various matters of enquiry. Madras Printed by Reuben Twigg, at the Christian Knowledge Society's Press 1850
First edition, pp.iv, 66. A very good copy in plain contemporary cloth-backed wrappers.
Historical View of Plans, for the Government of British India, and regulation of Trade to the East Indies.
And Outlines of a Plan of Foreign Government, of Commercial Oeconomy, and of Domestic Administration, for the Asiatic Interests of Great Britain. London J. Sewell & J. Debrett 1793
4to, pp.xii, 632, errata leaf. A very good copy bound in contemporary marbled boards, recent calf spine and corners. Armorial book-plate of S.M. Threipland.
The Architectural Antiquities of Northern Gujarat,
more especially of the Districts included in the Baroda State. London Archaeological Survey of India 1903
First edition 4to, pp.x, 118, 110 plates, 10 text figures, colour map. Archaeological Survey of Western India Vol.IX. A superb copy in original cloth.
The Architectural Antiquities of Northern Gujarat, more especially of the Districts included in the Baroda State.
London Archaeological Survey of India 1903
First edition 4to, pp.x, 118, 110 plates, 10 text figures, colour map. Archaeological Survey of Western India Vol.IX. A very good copy in original cloth.
Travels and adventures in the province of Assam,
during a residence of fourteen years. London Smith, Elder & Co. 1855
First edition pp.x, 268, 8 tinted lithograph plates, 2 folding maps. Without half-title. A rather good copy in somewhat faded original cloth. Front free end-paper missing. Some light damp staining to edges of plates.
Morceaux choisis des Lettres édifiantes et curieuses écrites des missions étrangères.
Sur la religion, les moeurs et les usages des peuples visites par les missionaires; suivis de fragmens de Nouvelles Lettres Edifiantes, d'un coup d'oeil general sur les missions, etc; Par Ant. C.*** Paris Brunot-Labbe 1813
Seconde edition, corrigée, augmentée. Two volumes, pp.iv, 352; [iv], 332, 8 engraved plates. A very good set bound in contemporary speckled calf, gilt fillet, neatly rebacked in calf. All edges gilt. Corners rubbed, a little minor spotting, end-papers stained at edges.
The Regulations of the Government of Fort William in Bengal, in force at the end of 1853;
to which are added, the Acts of the Government of India in force in that Presidency. With Lists of Titles, and an Index. Prepared under the Authority of the Hon. the Court of Directors of the East India Company, by Richard Clarke, Esq. Vol.I. Regulations from 1793 to 1805. London 1854
First edition 4to, pp.xlix, 813. A very good ex-University of London copy bound in later (but not recent) cloth, title page and page 235 detached.
An Account of the War in India, between the English and French, on the Coast of Coromandel,
From the Year 1750 to the Year 1760. Together with a Relation of the late Remarkable Events on the Malabar Coast, and the Expeditions to Golconda and Surat; with the Operations of the Fleet. Illustrated with Maps, Plans, &c. The whole compiled from Original Papers. London printed for T. Jefferys 1761
First edition 4to, pp.xxxii, 276, 15, 48, xix, 18 plates, maps and plans, many folding. A very good copy bound in contemporary speckled calf, neatly rebacked. Corners worn. A little off-setting of plates. Armorial bookplate of T. (or G?) Comyns Wood.
1820: Second edition of Campbell's Telugu grammar
A grammar of the Teloogoo language,
commonly called the Gentoo, peculiar to the Hindoos inhabiting the Northeastern Provinces of the Indian peninsula. Madras printed at the College Press 1820
Second edition. Folio, 31 x 24 cm; pp.[x], xxi, [1, blank], 31, , 202, 18; folding table. Printed in English and Telugu. Modern calf-backed marbled boards; initial leaves spotted, final leaves with a marginal stain; otherwise, a crisp copy with wide margins. Cancelled Japanese library stamps to title-page.