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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.
1850: The Sankhya school of classical Indian philosophy
A lecture on the Sa'nkhya philosophy,
embracing the text of the Tattwa Sama'sa. Mirzapore Printed for the use of the Benares College by order of Government N.W.P., at the Orphan School Press, Supt. R.C. Mather. 1850
pp., 65, . A very good copy bound in contemporary quarter calf, small part of spine missing at head & tail.
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. A very good copy in contemporary cloth, corners a bit bumped. A few inoffensive marks to lower board. Partly unopened.
Rice, cotton, & reform
The spinning-wheel and the paddy field.
A consideration of the problems of our food and clothing. Colombo J.D. Fernando, printed at the Granthaprakasa Press 1933
First edition. 8vo (21.5 x 14 cm), pp.[x], 92, frontispiece portrait and 9 plates. A very good copy in original cloth-backed boards, edges lightly worn.
We locate no other copies.
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.
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.
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.
Nineteenth Century Prints and Illustrated Books of Indonesia.
With Particular Reference to the Print Collection of the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam. A Descriptive Bibliography. Utrecht. Het Spectrum 1979
First edition 4to, pp.xiii, 386, 378 illustrations, 107 in colour. Fine copy in original cloth, dust jacket.
["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.
First comprehensive account of the Maldives
The Maldive Islands.
An Account of the physical features, climate, history, inhabitants, productions, and trade. Colombo Frank Luker, Acting Government Printer, Ceylon 1883
First edition. Folio (33.5 x 21 cm), pp.[iv], 133, [1, blank] 3 folding maps, 1 folding table. A very good copy bound in contemporary half calf, gilt. Cloth a little worn, short tear to bottom of spine. With a letter from Bell to a Mr Ravenscroft loosely inserted, presenting this copy in thanks for the loan of a copy of Pyrard de Laval during the preparation of the work, signed, and dated November 30th, 1883, Colombo. Later pencil ownership initials of C.H.B. Reynolds.
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.