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The first Sanskrit grammar published in Britain
A Grammar of the Sanskrita language.
London printed for the author by W. Bulmer and Co 1808
First edition. 4to, 29 x 23 cm; pp.xx, 662; 5 engraved plates. A very good copy bound in modern half calf over marbled boards; half-title toned. April 1839 catalogue of "Valuable Works relating to India" issued by Wm. H. Allen & Co. tipped in at rear.
Original papers illustrating the history of the application of the Roman alphabet to the languages of India.
London Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts 1859
First edition. 23 x 15 cm; pp.xix, 276; map. Contemporary embossed cloth, spine gilt; corners a little bumped, slight wear to top and bottom of spine.
1819: first etymological dictionary of Sanskrit
A Dictionary, Sanscrit and English:
Translated, amended and enlarged, from an original compilation prepared by learned authors for the College of Fort William. Calcutta printed by Philip Pereira at the Hindoostanee Press 1819
First edition. Folio, 32 x 24 cm; pp.iv, l, 1061, [1, blank]. Contemporary calf, gilt and blind tooled; unsympathetically rebacked, boards variously worn; but internally a crisp, clean copy. Blindstamp of British and Foreign Bible Society to initial blank.
See David Kopf, British orientalism and the Bengal renaissance (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1969), pp.167-169.
1899: "from the mouths of the people" of Shahpur
Grammar and dictionary of Western Panjabi,
as spoken in the Shahpur District, with proverbs, sayings, & verses. Lahore printed at the Punjab Government Press 1899
First edition. 8vo, 25 x 17 cm; pp.[viii], 3, , 66, 62, 8, 45, [1, blank], 36, 69, [1, blank]. With romanized Punjabi text. Contemporary cloth; lightly worn and spotted, otherwise a very good copy. Ownership inscription of J.C.W. Eustace, dated 1932.
The Parsi Religion:
as contained in the Zand-Avasta, and propounded and defended by the Zoroastrians of India and Persia, unfolded, refuted, and contrasted with Christianity. Bombay American Mission Press 1843
First edition, pp.610, folding lithographed plate. A very good copy in original blind-stamped cloth, spine faded. Small tear to margin of folding plate, not affecting image.
Old Fort William in Bengal.
A Selection of Official Documents dealing with its History. London John Murray, for the Government of India 1906
First edition Two volumes, pp.xl, 256, vii, 330, 33 plates and plans, some folding. Indian Records Series, published for the Government of India. A very good set in the original decorated cloth.
Astronomical Observations made at the Honorable the East India Company's Observatory at Madras.
For the Years 1848-1852. [with] A subsidiary catalogue of 1440 stars selected from the British association catalogue... from observations made at Madras in the years 1849-53. Madras Printed by J.Tulloch, at the American Mission Press 1854
First edition Folio, pp.[vi], ciii, 107, 21, 2 plates. A very good copy bound in recent half calf, cloth boards.
The first simplified grammar of Sanskrit
A Grammar of the Sunscrit language, on a new plan.
Calcutta Baptist Mission Press 1820
First edition. 8vo, 24 x 15 cm; pp.vii, [1, blank], [v]-xxviii, 427, [1, errata]. English and Sanskrit text. Modern half calf over marbled boards; untrimmed. A very good copy.
Superb plates of Ajanta
The colour and monochrome reproductions of the Ajanta frescoes based on photography. With an explanatory text by G. Yazdani, M.A., and an introduction by Laurence Binyon. Volumes 1-3. London published under the Special Authority of His Exalted Highness the Nizam 1930-1946
First edition. Three portfolios, atlas folio, containing 163 plates in total, 51 in colour, with the three corresponding text volumes, 4to, pp.xix, 55, folding map; vii, 70, 8 plates, text illustrations; viii, 100, 9 plates. Volume four is NOT present. The original cloth portfolios and their contents are in very good condition. The text volumes are in original cloth with gilt titles on spines and boards, and original dust-jackets. The second and third volumes are slightly warped, the dust-jacket of volume one is chipped and stained, there are remnants of a label on second volume's dust-jacket. Internal hinges of all three volumes are cracked, but firm. Contents are clean and in very good condition.
Genealogie der Malabarishen Gotter.
Genealogy of the Malabar Gods from native writings and letters. Now first published in the original text with notes and explanations by Rev. W. Germann. Madras printed for the editor at the Christian Knowledge Society's Press 1867
pp.xii, 288. Text in German, despite the English title. A very good copy bound in contemporary or slightly later half cloth, marbled boards.