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The Ceylon Antiquary and Literary Register.
Volume II, Parts 2 & 4; III, Parts 1 & 4; IV, Part 1. Colombo 1916-18
Five parts bound in one, 4to, pp.[vi], (69)-148; (221)-296; [vi], 68; (237)-304; [ii], 63; viii, vi. A few plates, maps and text illustrations. Bound in contemporary buckram, minor wear to spine.
1815: first book to be printed in Sri Lanka in the British period
A Grammar of the Cingalese Language.
Colombo printed at the Government Press, by Nicholas Bergman. 1815
First edition pp.[viii], 141, . Old damp stain to lower margin, just touching text of title and first few pages. Bound in contemporary calf, professionally refurbished. Two old signatures on title page. Small bookplate of Robert & Maria Travis.
The East-India Register and Army List, for 1850.
Compiled, by Permission of the East-India Company, from the Official Returns received at the East-India House. London Wm. H. Allen 1850
Second edition, corrected to the 8th May. pp.civ, 271, 162, 145. A very good copy bound in contemporary red full morocco, gilt.
Coomaraswamy's arts-and-crafts masterpiece
Mediaeval Sinhalese Art.
Being a monograph on mediaeval Sinhalese arts and crafts, mainly as surviving in the eighteenth century, with an account of the structure of society and the status of the craftsmen. Broad Campden Essex House Press 1908
First edition. Folio (35.5 x 27.5 cm), pp.xvi, 340, , 53 plates, 8 in colour, 153 text illustrations, 1 printed in red. No.327 of 425 copies printed at the Essex House Press. A very good copy in the original cloth-backed boards, neatly recased, minor rubbing to cloth spine restored. Some very light spotting on preliminary pages and final leaf, but overall in fine condition.
A Manual of the North Arcot District in the Presidency of Madras.
Madras Printed by E. Keys at the Government Press 1880
First edition, pp.viii, 447, frontis, mounted photograph (Chandragiri Palace), large folding map coloured in outline. A very good copy internally, in rather worn binding, half calf, marbled boards. Re-backed with rather cheap leather, probably in the early 20th century, preserving original spine. The spine is now worn but intact. Boards and corners rubbed. Folding map torn on fold by careless opening. Title page partially detached. With signed presentation inscription from the compiler: "Lilian Hawkins/from her father/A.F. Cox.
Sketches chiefly relating to the history, religion, learning, and manners, of the Hindoos.
With a Concise Account of the Present State of the Native Powers of Hindostan. London T. Cadell 1790
First edition pp.vii, 422, errata leaf, folding frontis. A good unsophisticated copy bound in contemporary half calf, corners bumped, joints beginning to split.
Fine photographic record of early Buddhist sculpture
The Stupa of Bharhut:
A Buddhist monument ornamented with numerous sculptures illustrative of Buddhist legend and history in the third century B.C. London Published by order of the Secretary of State for India in Council, by Wm. H. Allen 1879
First edition, 4to, pp.vii, 143, 57 plates with 115 mounted Woodbury-type photographs. One of 250 copies only printed. A very good copy bound in later buckram, title gilt to spine. With the discreet stamps of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston to endpapers and title. Plates clean and fresh.
The Governor-General's copy of the scarce improved second edition
A History of the Sikhs,
from the origin of the nation to the battles of the Sutlej. London John Murray 1853
Second edition, with the author's last corrections and additions, pp.xliii, 473, 2 maps, 1 partially hand coloured and folding, the other coloured in outline, genealogical chart. A very good copy in original cloth, spine title in gilt. Spine faded, and with minor wear to head and foot. Armorial bookplate of Southam de la Bere, Earl of Ellenborough. Stamp of Earl of Ellenborough's Heirlooms. Signed Ellenborough, 1853.
"his pencil like his hookah-snake was always in his hand"
[Pheasants attacked by mongoose.]
Patna Behar Lithographic Press [Circa 1828]
Lithograph, 22 x 30 cm, with contemporary hand-colour, mounted on card. With six small wormholes, three just touching the edge of the image.