History of the Mongols.
From the 9th to the 19th Century. Part I: The Mongols Proper and the Kalmuks. Part II: The So-called Tartars of Russia and Central Asia. Part III: The Mongols of Persia. London 1876-88
Three volumes in four, pp.xxviii, 743, xxxiv, 1087, x, 776, 378, 2 folding maps by E.G. Ravenstein. A very good set in original cloth, Part III cloth faded. Part I has a presentation inscription from the author to the Duke of Westminster.
A monumental compilation and comparison of the knowledge available in European languages in the late nineteenth century. Howorth used, among others, Schmidt's translation of the chronicle of Sayang Secen, the reports of Carpini, Rubruck, Timkovskii, Bergmann, and Iakinf Bicurin, and of Marco Polo. He also relied heavily on the published works of De Mailla, Gaubil, de Guignes, Pauthier, Schott, Petis de la Croix, and D'Ohsson, and on translations of the works of Juvaini, Rashid al-Din, and Abul Ghazi. A fourth part, Supplement and Indices, first published in 1927, is not present here.