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1865: First published edition of a classic history of Mughal India
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
Three volumes, pp.492; 457; 411. Text in Persian. Bibliotheca Indica. Bound in contemporary quarter red morocco, marbled boards. Spines rubbed. Some foxing to title pages, but otherwise a very good set. With the bookplate of M. Charles-Henri-Auguist Schefer, the distinguished 19th-century French diplomat and orientalist renowned for his personal library.
The Ain i Akbari
by Abul Fazl 'Allami. Translated from the original Persian, by H. Blochmann, M.A. Vol.I. Calcutta Printed for the Asiatic Society of Bengal, by G.H. Rouse, at the Baptist Mission Press. 1873
First edition of this translation, pp.vii, , xi, , ii, xxvi (biography of Abul Fazl), x, 678, 17 plates, some folding, large folding genealogical table. A very good used copy bound in early twentieth-century cloth. Some tears to margins and folds of plates. Small stamp of Asiatic Society of Bengal Library on title. Bookplate of C. Stanley Clarke, Indian Section, Victoria and Albert Museum.
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 1996
Two volumes, pp.154, 243 colour plates, text in wrappers, plate volume in boards, slipcase. 1000 copies only issued. Fine copy.
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 History of Gujarat in Persian. Edited by Syed Nawab Ali. Baroda Oriental Institute; Central Library 1927-30
First complete edition, four volumes, pp.312; 623; 222; 253. Persian text, supplement in English and Persian.. Gaekwad's Oriental Series, XXXIII-IV, XLIII, l. A very good set in original cloth-backed boards.
Diary of a March through Sinde and Afghanistan,
with the Troops under the Command of General Sir William Nott, K.C.B., &c. And Sermons delivered on various occasions during the campaign of 1842. London: J. Hatchard & Son 1843
First edition 8vo, pp. viii, 468, folding panoramic frontis, 7 plates. A very good copy bound in later 19thC leather, a little rubbed. Some foxing to plates.
Euphrates Valley Route to India, in connection with the Central Asian and Egyptian Questions.
Lecture delivered at the National Club on the 16th June, 1882. London 1882
Second edition with map and appendix. pp.95, 2 folding maps, 48 pp. publishers adverts. Original cloth rather worn, but a very good copy.
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.
Archiv Orientalni. Volumes I - X.
Journal of the Czechoslovak Oriental Institute, Prague. Edited by Bedrich Hrozny, in cooperation with J. Bakos, J. Cerny, J. Dobias, A. Grohmann, V. Lesny, F. Lexa, A. Musil, O. Pertold, J. Rypka, O. Stein, F. Tauer, and M. Winternitz. Prague: Orientalni Ustav 1929-1938
First edition Ten volumes, pp.383, 532, xxviii, 543, 401, 320, 480, 532, (28), 408, (44), 467, 469, 94, 274 plates, 3 tables. A very good set bound in half cloth, original wrappers bound in. From the library of Professor Otto Stein, co-editor and contributor of Archiv Orientalni.
Indian Spices for English Tables;
Or, A Rare Relish of Fun from the Far East. Being the Adventures of "Our Special Correspondent" in India, Illustrated in a Series of One Hundred and Twenty Humorous Sketches, and Exhibiting, in all its Phases, the Peculiarity of Life in that Country. London Day and Son, Lithographers to the Queen 1860
First edition Oblong folio, 27.5 x 37 cm, tinted lithographed title page, pp., 27 plates. Bound in later half-cloth. Library label on end-paper and cancelled stamp on reverse of title. A very good copy.
[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.
[Rama, Sita, Lakshmana and Hanuman].
[1970's - 80's]
Polychrome gouache laid on to card with a black background. Original design for poster, 61 x 63.5 cm. Four small horizontal chips missing along lower edge, not substantially affecting image. Chipped and creased along the hinge of the strip. Card rubbed and worn on the edges and corners. Segmented with a horizontal strip on head joined with tape on verso. Signed in the image by the artist, Balakrishna.