A Dictionary, Sindhi and English.
Printed by Order of the Government of Bombay. Bombay American Mission Press, T. Graham, Printer 1855
First edition. 8vo, 25 x 17 cm; pp.[ii]-vi, 437, [1, blank]. With Sindhi text in devanagari characters. Contemporary Indian half morocco over cloth, spine gilt; rather worn; front free endpaper detaching, bound without half-title. Remnants of paper label to lower board.
The first Sindhi-English dictionary, printed in Devanagari characters. Stack compiled an English-Sindhi dictionary, which was published in 1849. The present work was undertaken as a companion volume, but ill-health compelled him to return to England in 1849, remaining for a year. In 1853, when he obtained a posting in Sindh and the authorization of the Bombay government for this work, he resumed his compilation, but his untimely death in December of that year left the work only partially printed, and the text unfinished. The work was completed by B. H. Ellis, with the assistance of several native Sindhi speakers. Stack intended his dictionary for use by civil and military officers already acquainted with devanagari characters; his choice was explicitly an expedient one.