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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.
History of the Indian Archipelago.
Containing an Account of the Manners, Arts, Languages, Religions, Institutions, and Commerce of its Inhabitants. London Archibald Constable. 1820
First edition, three volumes, pp.viii, 520, vi, 563, vi, 554, 34 plates, folding map. This set from the Church Missionary Society Library has some problems but is essentially in very good condition. Each volume has a stamp on the title page and extensive stamps on the end-papers. The contents are otherwise clean, though two title pages suffer from off-setting. The set has been rebacked but poor quality replacement endpapers were used and one of these has come adrift. The bindings are in very good condition though the spine of volume 3 does not match 1 and 2. The two alphabet plates have been misplaced and are in Volume 3 rather than 2 as called for. Plate 2, Volume I, p.17, "A native of the black and brown complexioned races" is present, but detached.
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.
The Wreck on the Andamans:
Being a narrative of the very remarkable preservation, and ultimate deliverance, of the Soldiers and Seamen, who formed the Ships' Companies of the Runnymede and Briton Troop-Ships, both wrecked on the Morning of the 12th November, 1844, upon one of the Andaman Islands, in the Bay of Bengal. Taken from authentic Documents by... London Pelham Richardson 1845
First edition, 16mo, 12mo, pp.vi, 72, 3 lithographed plates. A very good used copy bound in navy calf, edges rubbed.
Vizier Ali Khan;
or, The Massacre of Benares, A Chapter in British Indian History. London John Murray 1844
First edition, pp.88, lithograph frontis. A very good copy in original cloth, gilt. A little cocked, head and tail of spine rubbed. With presentation inscription from the author to Rear Admiral Sir Thomas Cochrane.
The Kulu dialect of Hindi.
Some Notes on its Grammatical Structure, with Specimens of the Songs and Sayings current amongst the People, and a Glossary. Lahore, "Civil and Military Gazette" Press, 1896.
First edition. 8vo, 25 x 18 cm; pp.iv, 107, [1, blank]. Contemporary pebbled cloth, paper labels to spine and upper board; spine label worn, faint creases to upper board. Associated paper ephemera loose at front. Ownership inscription of […] Whymant, Bombay, 1931, and a pencil rupee price to front pastedown.