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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.
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
An unrecorded missionary text on Catholic education
A few words on Catholic education in Ceylon.
Sold at the Catholic Book Repository, Jaffna for the benefit of the Jaffna Catholic Schools and Orphanage. Madras printed by Robert Galway, at the Examiner Press 1860
First edition, pp.iv, 59, errata leaf tipped in. A very good stab-sewn copy Some spotting on first and last leaves, damp stain to gutter. Contemporary inscription dated Nov.27 60 on title-page. Later initials of C.H.B. Reynolds.
We locate no other copies.
"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.
Brahmins and Pariahs.
An appeal by the indigo manufacturers of Bengal to the British Government, Parliament, and People, for protection against the Lieut.-Governor of Bengal; setting forth the proceedings by which this high officer has interfered with the free course of justice, has destroyed capital and trade of British settlers in India, and has created the present disastrous condition of incendiarism and insurrection now spreading in the rural districts of Bengal. London James Ridgway 1861
First edition, pp.210. A very good copy bound in half calf, marbled boards. Board of Trade Library stamp on title.
The Private Letters of Sir James Brooke,
K.C.B., Rajah of Sarawak, narrating the events of his life, from 1838 to the present time. Edited by John C. Templer, Esq. London Richard Bentley 1853
First edition, three volumes, pp.x, 320, 327, 341. A very good set in slightly mottled original cloth. Slight soiling to page 23 of volume 2. Contemporary ownership inscription of Percy J. Warren on title.
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.