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Superb facsimile of album looted from Mughal Delhi
The St. Petersburg Muraqqa'.
Album of Indian and Persian Miniatures from the 16th through the 18th Century and Specimens of Persian Calligraphy by 'Imad Al-Hasani. Milan Leonardo Arte 1996
Two volumes, 4to, pp.154, 243 colour plates. One of 1000 copies only issued. A fine set in original slip-case, text in wrappers, plate volume in boards, as issued.
An Account of the Religion, Philosophy, Literature, Geography, Astronomy, Customs, Laws and Astrology of India about A.D. 1030. An English Edition, with Notes and Indices by Dr. Edward C. Sachau. London Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner 1910
First edition Two volumes, pp.l, 408; 431. A near fine set in original cloth, spine very slightly rubbed.
"A fine example of Tamil grammatical knowledge"
Rudiments of Tamul Grammar:
combining with the rules of Kodun Tamul, or the ordinary dialect, an introduction to Shen Tamul, or the elegant dialect of the language. London printed for J.M. Richardson 1821
First edition. Small 4to, 24 x 19 cm; pp.[iii]-xx, 184; large, linen-backed folding chart. Contemporary blind-ruled calf; rebacked, a few marks to boards, corners worn; lacks half-title; internally, a crisp clean copy. Initial blank inscribed "James Cumming Esq / With the Author's Kind Regards", blindstamp of the British and Foreign Bible Society.
Twenty years in China & Macao
Cartas escriptas da India e da China nos annos de 1815 a 1835.
Lisbon Imprensa Nacional 1843
First edition, first issue. Two volumes bound in one, 8vo (24.5 x 16.5 cm), pp.[xviii], 245, [1, blank], [4, index]; [x], 235, [1, blank], , [1, blank], [2, index], 12 lithographed portraits. A very good copy bound in later tree calf. Some foxing to portraits.
Cordier BS 2114; not in Löwendahl.
1788: First and finest scholarly journal devoted to Asia
or, Transactions of the Society, instituted in Bengal, for inquiring into the History and Antiquities, the Arts, Sciences, and Literature, of Asia. Volumes 1-12. Calcutta Manuel Cantopher (I-II); T. Watley (III); the Honorable Company's Press (IV-VI, VIII); the Hircarrah Press, by Thomas Hollingbery (VII); Thomas Hubbard, at the Hindoostanee Press (IX-XI); Calcutta Gazette Office (XII) 1788-1816
First edition, twelve volumes, 4to, in total 6,230 pages, 153 plates and maps. A very good set uniformly bound in full contemporary calf, neatly rebacked. Volumes 2-12 bear the bookplate of William van Mildert, last Prince-Bishop of Durham and one of the founders of the University of Durham; Volume 1 has the bookplate of Milton [Hall], Peterborough, seat of the Earls Fitzwilliam.
Printing and the Mind of Man, 235
Secret history of Akbar's reign
The Muntakhab al-tawárikh of Abd al-Qádir bin-i-Malúk Sháh al Badáoni.
Edited by Maulavi Ahmad Ali. Calcutta published as part of the Bibliotheca Indica series of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, and printed at the College Press 1865-69
First edition. Three volumes, 8vo (23 x 15 cm), pp.[ii], 492, [ii]; [ii], [1, blank], 457, [ii]; [ii], [1, blank], 411, [ii]. Printed Persian text, with Persian and English titles. Bibliotheca Indica: nos. 131, 135, 136, 139, and 140. Bound in contemporary red morocco backed marbled boards. Spines lightly worn, joints rubbed. Some foxing to title pages, but otherwise a very good set. Bookplate of Charles-Henri-August Schefer, distinguished 19th-century French diplomat, orientalist, and renowned collector of Islamic manuscripts.
First printed grammar of colloquial Panjabi, as spoken in Waziribad
A brief grammar of Panjabi as spoken in the Wazirabad District. Lahore printed at the Punjab Government Press 1904
First edition. 8vo, 24 x 17 cm; pp.[viii], 60. Contemporary limp cloth, printed paper label to upper wrapper; lightly worn. Bookseller's ticket of Luzac & Co.
Periodical Accounts relative to the Baptist Missionary Society.
Clipstone printed by J.W. Morris 1800-1819
First edition Six volumes, pp.527, ; xi, 476, 1 plate; (477)-576, (xii)-xvi, 573, 2 plates; ix, 564, 2 maps, 1 folding; xi, 683, [iv], 8, xxxi; viii, 420, xxiv, [viii], 2 plates. A very good set internally with some scattered light foxing and off-setting. Simply bound in contemporary half calf, spines rubbed, joints cracked.
Barrow's life of Macartney
Some account of the public life, and a selection from the unpublished writings, of the Earl of Macartney,
the latter consisting of extracts from an account of the Russian empire... and a journal of an embassy from the king of Great Britain to the emperor of China. London T. Cadell & W. Davies 1807
First edition. Two volumes, 4to (27.5 x 22 cm), pp.xii, 608; [iv], 531, [1, blank]; portrait frontispiece. A very good set bound in contemporary calf, neatly rebacked. All edges speckled blue. Endpapers renewed. Title of second volume spotted, otherwise clean and crisp. Armorial bookplates of Richard Shuttleworth Streatfeild.
Cordier BS 2391; Löwendahl 735; Lust 501; Morrison I, p.43
Jacobin ambitions of Tipu Sultan revealed
Official documents, relative to the negotiations carried on by Tippoo Sultaun, with the French nation,
and other foreign states, for purposes hostile to the British nation; to which is added, proceedings of a Jacobin club, formed at Seringapatam, by the French soldiers in the corps commanded by M. Dompart: with a translation. Calcutta Printed at the Honorable Company's Press 1799
Folio, 30 x 23 cm., pp.xx, , 195, . Bound in 19th-century quarter calf, boards, spine neatly repaired. Contemporary ownership inscriptions of "H. Russell" and "C. Sutherland" to title, both cancelled.
Shaw 359; SABREB p.303. The English Short Title Catalogue locates four copies at the British Library, and a further three at Oxford, Pennsylvania, and the Royal Asiatic Society. We locate one additional copy at the Boston Athenaeum.
Bernier's account of the court of Aurangzeb
The History of the Late Revolution of the Empire of the Great Mogol:
Bombay printed at the Summachar Press 1830
Reprint of English edition of 1671, pp.(xi), , 346, 7, . A handsome copy bound in contemporary or slightly later half morocco, cloth boards. Armorial bookplate of Clan Macdonald of Sleat.
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.
Bengali New Testament translated and published by William Carey, the "father of modern missions," at Serampore
.. dharmma pustaka taher anta bhaga taha amarader prabhu o trankakartta mangal samachara grik bhasha haite tarjjama haila.
Shrirampure chapa haila [Serampore], Serampore Mission Press 1803 [but 1806]
Second edition, 21.5 x 14 cm., pp.. A remarkably clean and fresh copy in contemporary calf binding. Spine professionally restored. Provenance: Contemporary book-label of Richard Charles Pritchett. Presentation inscription from him to his Uncle Lea. Ownership signature of R. Lea. Armorial bookplate of Samuel Wilson. Richard Charles Pritchett (1787-1834) was an employee of the East India Company. On January 21st, 1808, he married Mary Ann Samson in Serampore. In 1822 for the benefit of his health he emigrated to Sydney where he petitioned the governor, Thomas Brisbane, for a grant of land where he might invest "a capital of £2,500 … together with the residue of his assets daily expected from India amounting to £1500." Samuel Wilson married in Calcutta on 29th January, 1828.
Darlow & Moule No.2049; Historical catalogue of printed Christian scriptures in the languages of the Indian sub-continent (London: The British and Foreign Bible Society, 1977), No. 116; Memoir relative to the translation of the sacred scriptures: the Baptist Missionary Society in England (Dunstable, 1808); J. S. M. Hooper, Bible translation in India, Pakistan and Ceylon. Second edition revised by W. J. Culshaw (London: Oxford University Press, 1963). COPAC records three copies only