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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.
The Heetopades of Veeshnoo-Sarma,
in a series of connected Fables, interspersed with Moral, Prudential, and Political Maxims; Translated from an Ancient Manuscript in the Sanskreet Language, with explanatory notes by... Bath printed by R. Cruttwell, and sold by C. Nourse and J. Marshall 1787
First edition pp.xx, 334. A very good copy bound in later (not recent) half calf, marbled boards.
A Malay - English Dictionary.
Part I: (Alif to Za). Part II: (Sin to Nya). Arranged according to the Jawi alphabet. Index. Singapore Kelly & Walsh. 1903
First edition, three parts bound in one, 4to, pp.ii, ix, 355, (357)-700, (4), (705)-717, liv, , v. Contemporary half calf, neatly re-backed, preserving original spine. A very good copy.
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.
Collected and edited by Dr. Reinhold Ross. I: Essays and Lectures chiefly on the Religion of the Hindus. Vol.I, Sketch on the Religious Sects of the Hindus. A New Edition, superintended by Reinhold Rost. II: Essays and Lectures chiefly on the Religion of the Hindus. Vol.II, Miscellaneous Essays and Lectures. (1862). III: Essays Analytical, Critical and Philological on subjects connected with Sanskrit Literature. Vol.I. (1864). IV: Essays Analytical, Critical and Philological on subjects connected with Sanskrit Literature. Vol.II. (1864). V: Essays Analytical, Critical and Philological on subjects connected with Sanskrit Literature. Vol.III. (1865). VI: The Vishnu Purana: A System of Hindu Mythology and Tradition. Edited by Fitzedward Hall. (1864). VII: The Vishnu Purana. Vol.II. (1865). VIII: The Vishnu Purana. Vol.III. (1866). IX: The Vishnu Purana. Vol.IV. (1868). X, 1: The Vishnu Purana. Vol.V. (1870). X, 2: The Vishnu Purana. Vol.V., Part II. Index. (1877). XI: Select Specimens of the Theatre of the Hindus. Translated from the original Sanskrit. Third edition. (1871). XII: Select Specimens of the Theatre of the Hindus. Vol.II. (1871). London Trubner & Co. 1861-77
First collected edition Twelve volumes in thirteen, pp.xii, 398; 416; xiii, 392; vi, 400; 390; cxl, 198; 343; 343; 347; 392; 268; lxxi, 384; iv, 415. A very good set in original cloth. Title pages are lightly foxed, and there are some minor worm holes to extremities of first two or three pages of volumes 1 to 3 only.
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.
1862: First comprehensive dictionary of Tamil
A comprehensive Tamil and English dictionary of High and Low Tamil,
by the Rev. Miron Winslow, D.D., American missionary, Madras, assisted by competent native scholars: in part from manuscript materials of the late Rev. Joseph Knight, and others. Madras printed and published by P.R. Hunt, American Mission Press 1862
First edition. 4to, 28 x 22 cm; pp.ix, [v], 976. Modern half calf over marbled boards; all edges marbled. Initial blank inscribed "R. P. Butterfield CMS Kandy July 1906".
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.
Propagation of the Gospel in the East:
Being an account of the success of two Danish Missionaries, lately sent to the East-Indies, for the conversion of the heathens in Malabar [with] An account of the religion and government, learning and oeconomy, &c. of the Malabarians: sent by the Danish Missionaries to their correspondents in Europe. [and] London printed and sold by Joseph Downing 1718-1714
Four parts bound in one, pp., xxxvi, 78, ; [ii], 60; iv, 50; ix, [1, blank], (iii)-vi, 68, folding map. The first part is the 1718 third edition; the second part is dated 1717 and appears to be the first issue; the third part, dated 1714, is the first edition. Malabar alphabet in text. A very good set attractively bound in period style half morocco, gilt, cloth boards. Text block trimmed, just touching marginal annotations. Map very lightly age toned. Occasional later (c.1800?) annotation in ink elucidating names of places and deities. Large later pencil ownership inscriptions of P. Brown on title-page and first leaf.
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. A very good copy bound in contemporary or slightly later half cloth, marbled boards.