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"an ornament of the age"
The Ayin Akbary,
or the institutes of the Emperor Akbar. Translated from the original Persian. London William Richardson 1777
First edition. 4to (25 x 19 cm), pp.[ii], iv, 81, ; with a portrait frontispiece, 1 folding printed table, and 4 engraved tables. With some text printed in naskh. A very good copy rebound in contemporary style calf, gilt filleting on boards, raised bands, spine decorated in gilt. Offsetting to title from frontispiece, small tear on folding table (not affecting text).
For the Calcutta edition, see Shaw 22, 30, & 61.
History of Muhammad's Campaigns.
[bound with] The Footoh Al-Sham; being an account of the Moslem conquests in Syria. By Aboo Ismaail Mohammad bin Abd Allah, Al-Azdi Bacri. Edited by Ensign W.N. Lees. Calcutta printed by J. Thomas, Baptist Mission Press. 1856-54
First edition, pp.12, 40, 439; viii, 43, 257, 58. Text in Arabic. Bibliotheca Indica; Nos 110, 112, 113, 121 and 139. A handsome set bound in contemporary half calf, marbled boards, neatly rebacked preserving original spine.
See Hammer-Purgstall's Literaturgeschichte III. p. 403.
The Aitareya Brahmanam of the Rigveda,
containing the earliest speculations of the Brahmans on the meaning of the sacrificial prayers, and on the origin, performance, and sense of the rites of the Vedic religion. Edited, translated and explained by Martin Haug. Vol. I, Sanskrit text. Vol.II. Translation. Bombay Government Central Book Depot 1863
First edition, two volumes, pp.ix, 80, 215, vi, folding plan; vi, 535, corrigenda. A very good set in original cloth. One cm tear to edge of spine of second volume. Bookplate of Sidney Edward Bouverie Bouverie-Pusey.
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.
Historical Memoirs of the Amir Sabaktagin, and the Sultan Mahmud of Ghazna, early conquerors of Hindustan, and founders of the Ghaznavide Dynasty. Translated from the Persian Version of the contemporary Arabic chronicle of Al Utbi, by the Rev. James Reynolds, B.A. London Oriental Translation Fund. 1858
First edition, pp.xxxvi, 511, [1, errata]. A near fine copy in original cloth, spine label.
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.
Die Englander in Indien.
Nach Orme. Leipzig Im Verlage der Dykischen Buchhandlung 1786-88
First edition Three volumes bound in one, pp.[vi], 460, ; 419; 258, , folding engraved map. A very good set bound in contemporary or slightly later half calf, marbled boards. Some light browning throughout.
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
The tombs and history of Calcutta described
Asiaticus: in two parts.
Part the first. Ecclesiatical, chronological, and historical sketches respecting Bengal. Part the second. The Epitaphs in the different burial grounds in and about Calcutta. [Calcutta] [printed at the Telegraph Press] 
8vo (19.5 x 12.5 cm), pp.[2, dedication], [2, contents], [2, subscribers] 58; , 1-2, 5-6, 9-80, [4, index], 81-82, folding chart. With printed Greek and Persian text. A very good copy bound in early 20th-century blue morocco, spine gilt with raised bands. Edges rubbed. Bound without title and M2 (i.e. pp.69-70) from the first part, and A2 (pp.3-4) and A4 (pp.7-8) from the second part. Engraved bookplate of G. R. Clarke, his ownership inscription and ICS [Indian Civil Service] to initial blank.
COPAC records copies at the British Library (second part only), Glasgow, and Oxford (lacking the index and pp.81-82). WorldCat adds one copy, at the Bibliothèque Municipale, Lyon.
Calcutta Ahmadi Press 1263 Hijri (1846 CE)
8vo, 23 x 15 cm; pp.216. Printed Urdu text. Contemporary Indian mottled calf, spine gilt with morocco lettering-piece; lacking front and rear free endpapers, lower board with a short cut to the edge; a few contemporary manuscript notes, one glossing demon in Greek and Urdu.
Library of Congress only.
Translated from Rev. Dr. Barth's work, for The Agra Tract Society. Agra printed at the Secundra Orphan Press for The Agra Tract Society 1849
First edition. 8vo, 21 x 13 cm; pp.[ii], 6, 240. Text in Hindi. A very good copy bound in contemporary Indian tree calf, spine gilt. Inner joints discreetly restored.
No copies outside Germany: Greifswald, Munich, Stuttgart, and Tübingen only.
[Durga, in her aspect as Chamundi]
[1970's - 80's]
Polychrome gouache with narrow white border, on paper laid on to card. Original design for poster, 60 x 43.5 cm. Worn with paper loss on the edges and corners, not substantially affecting image. Signed in the image by the artist, V.A. Chandran. Holograph annotations in Tamil on verso.
["Our Lord has ordered our sins forgiven and veiled us from the Father of Fire"].
Polychrome gouache on textured card, Arabic titles in red in the sky. 2.5 cm strip on lower edge in white. Original design for poster, 59.7 x 60.5 cm. Edges and corners bumped, the tip lacking on upper right corner, and scraped on the upper left. Image scored once on lower portion, with an area of scuffing, an area around the edges with paper traces from old window mount. Colours bright and fresh. Holograph annotations, rubber stamp and a printed, annotated label on verso. Signed by the artist in the image, Nellai, Mohideen.
Urdu fairytale for British students
or the Gooli Bukawulee; written in the Oordo dialect by Moonshee Nihal Chund, a native of Dihlee, and afterwards revised by Meer Sheer Ulee Ufsos, late head moonshee in the Hindoostanee Department; formerly published for the use of the students of the College of Fort William, by John Borthwick Gilchrist, LL. D. Late of the Bengal Medical Establishment... Calcutta printed by R. Pereira, at the Hindoostanee Press 1815
Second edition. Revised and corrected by T. Roebuck, Captain in the Madras Native Infantry... 8vo, 24 x 15 cm; pp.[iv], xviii, 354 [Urdu text], [ii, Urdu title]. Printed on Indian paper. Original paper-backed blue wrappers, manuscript title to spine; edges chipped, spine cracked but firm; partly unopened, margins spotted, English title-page with discreet paper repairs, affecting one line; but a crisp copy.
COPAC gives Cambridge and Queen's University (Belfast) only.
A superb set
First impressions and studies from nature in Hindostan;
embracing an Outline of the Voyage to Calcutta, and Five Years Residence in Bengal and the Doab, from MDCCCXXXI to MDCCCXXXVI. London Wm. H Allen & Co. 1837
First edition. Two volumes, 8vo (22 x 11 cm), pp.xix, , 406, xiv, 436, 26 plates, map. A superb set bound in full plum morocco, stamped in gilt and blind. All edges gilt. Presentation inscription from William R. M. Thoyts to C. E. J. Cooke, on the occasion of his leaving Eton, Christmas 1845.