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Souvenir of Malaya.
From sketches by Mrs H.C. Barnard. London Malay States Information Agency [c.1913]
Oblong 8vo, pp., colour illustrations, original wrappers. Original colour wrappers lightly dust soiled and a little spotted, contents in very good condition. Rubber stamp of A.D. Castel on cover.
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.
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
"the scenes in Bangkok were almost incredible"
The kingdom and people of Siam;
with a narrative of the mission to that country in 1855. London John W. Parker and Son 1857
First edition. Two volumes, 8vo (22 x 15 cm), pp.x, , [1, blank], 482; vi, , [1, blank], 446. With 18 plates, 8 in colour, 3 folding facsimiles, and large folding map. Titles printed in red and black. Tightly rebound in 20th-century half calf, marbled boards. Half title of second volume repaired; contents fresh and clean. A very good set.
Cordier BI 736
A Visit to the Philippine Islands.
London Smith, Elder & Co. 1859
First edition, 8vo (21.5 x 14.5 cm), pp.[viii], 434, [4, music], 8 plates, illustrations. Bound in contemporary calf, gilt, spine rubbed. Gilt monogram of W. Lee to upper board. Some plates rather foxed, offsetting onto title and text. Armorial bookplate of John Bowring. Presentation inscription to Sir Edward D Scott from W.N. Lee, "a prize for industry", Easter 1867, Brighton.
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.