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Wollaston, Arthur Naylor A Complete English-Persian dictionary. Compiled from original sources. London Sampson Low, Marston & Company [1889]
First edition. Folio, pp. vii, [i], 1491, [1, colophon]; Persian characters in the text. A very good copy bound in contemporary brown cloth retaining original label. Ownership bookplate on front pastedown, minor foxing to first and last few leaves.

Sir Arthur Naylor Wollaston, 1842-1922, spent his whole career in the India Office. He studied Persian in London and became an authority though he never visited the country. He compiled this massive dictionary largely during his spare time. It was the first of its kind, but he invented Persian equivalents in order to translate some of the English words. It continued in use until the second world war when the stocks of the Dictionary and the type were destroyed in air raids.