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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.
"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.
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.
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.
"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.
Inscribed to the future German Emperor
Lives of Maha Raja Apurva Krishna Bahadur,
Poet Laureat to His Imperial Majesty of Delhi, and Member of the Hamburg Academy, &c. &c. &c. his father and grandfather. Calcutta printed at the Catholic Orphan Press under the superintendence of J. F. Bellamy 1847
First edition. 8vo, 22 x 14 cm; pp.[ii], 14; 32 (Persian text); portrait frontispiece at rear, 3 engraved plates. Text in English and Persian. Contemporary Indian speckled morocco, gilt; spine a little worn; initial leaves with a worm-track, scant affect to text. Front free endpaper inscribed "To His Royal Highness Prince William of Prussia, &c &c. With profound respect and deep submission of Raja Apurva Krishna Bahadur. Calcutta, Sobha Bazar. The 13th August 1858."
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.
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. Contemporary Indian tree calf, spine gilt; 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.
[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.