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[SCHNITZKER (SCHNITSCHER), JOHAN CHRISTOPHER]:
Berättelse om Ajuckiniska Calmuckiet, eller om detta folkets ursprung, huru de kommit under ryssarnas lydno, deras gudar, gudsdyrkan och prester, huru de stiftas uti 4 uluffer eller folkhopar, deras politique och philosophie, med flera deras lefwernes sätt och seder så wid bröllop som begrafningar. Stockholm, Lars Salvius, 1744.
. Small 8vo. Pp. (x), 68. Modern half vellum on marbled paper boards, title label on upper cover. Rare first edition. Contains the first printed ethnographical description of the land of the Kalmucks. Schnitzker, a Swedish born captain in the Russian Army, accompanied a Chinese embassy to the Kalmyk Aiuk Khan in 1714. His comprehensive account of the Kalmyks comprises information about the life, customs, and beleifs of the people, as well as on the Russo-Kalmyk and Russo-Chinese relations at the time. Includes notes by Johan Gustaf Renat, an officer who lived in this area for 17 years. Printed by Lars Salvius and includes a preface by him. A German translation was issued in 1760 and an abridged Russian edition appeared in 1764. Cordier BS 637. Jarring (1981) pp 69-70. Löwendahl 430.
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Book number: 24042
€  1200.00 [Appr.: US$ 1267.74 | £UK 1029.25 | JP¥ 170983]
Catalogue: South Asia
Keywords: South Asia, asia, asie, asien, orient, east, asiatica, india, central asia, east india, south asia, indien, kalmyk, kalmucks

 
[MONTMIGNON, JEAN BAPTISTE ABBÉ]:
Choix des lettres édifiantes, écrites des missions étrangères, précédé de tableaux géographiques, historiques, politiques, religieux et littéraires, des pays de mission. Seconde édition. 8 volumes. Paris, Grimbert, 1824-1826.
. Pp. (iv), cxx, 380; (iv), iv, 543; viii, 575; (iv), xx, 486; (iv), iv, 516; (iv), 475; (iv), 460; (iv), 494. Contemporary marbled calf, flat spines richly decorated in gilt and with red title labels. Marbled edges with matching endpapers. Armorial Bookplates. Binding somewhat rubbed, top of spine to volume four with wear and slightly chipped, otherwise a very attractive set. Comprises: Vols. i-iii. Missions de la Chine; iv. Missions de l'Inde; v-vi. Missions du Levant; vii-viii. Missions de l'Amerique. First edition was published in 1808-09.
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Book number: 35145
€  900.00 [Appr.: US$ 950.81 | £UK 772 | JP¥ 128237]
Catalogue: Travel general
Keywords: Travel general, china, india, levant, america, tartary, siam, tonkin, cochinchina, cochinchine, travel, travels, exploration, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, kina, chine,

 [KIRKBY, CHARLES MAJOR]:, A Forced March from My Home in Old England, to My Home in the Regiment. Bangalore, Printed at the Columbian Press, by Thomas Beare, 1848.
[KIRKBY, CHARLES MAJOR]:
A Forced March from My Home in Old England, to My Home in the Regiment. Bangalore, Printed at the Columbian Press, by Thomas Beare, 1848.
. Small 8vo. Pp. (iv), 203, (1) with errata leaf tipped in. Original cloth, rubbed and spine ends chipped. Rare travelogue of a journey made in 1846 by an officer returning through Europe to his regimental base in India. The authorship is attributed to Charles Foveaux Kirkby, then a captain in the Fourteenth Madras Native Infantry. The account describes the visit to Paris and then is mainly devoted to his stay in Rome. From there he passed through Naples, Sorrento, Malta and Alexandria before taking a steamer from Cairo to Madras. This work is one of only two known from the Colombian Press at Bangalore! The second work is a Tamil language book printed in 1850. See: D.E. Rhodes article in The British Museum Quarterly, vol. 34 no. 3/4 (1970), pp. 83-86. Seems scarce, we've only found two library copies (British Library and Princeton University). Not in Diehl.
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Book number: 99981
€  850.00 [Appr.: US$ 897.99 | £UK 729 | JP¥ 121113]
Catalogue: South Asia
Keywords: South Asia, india, indian, inde, bangalore, travel, exploration, italy, italian, asia, asie, asien, asiatic,

 
[HINDUSTANI].
Gramatica Indostana a mais vulgar que se practica no Imperio do gram Mogol. Offerecida aos muitos reverendos padres missionarios do ditto imperio. Roma, Propaganda Fide, 1778.
. Pp. 136, (2) + last leaf blank. Portuguese and Romanized Urdu text. Woodcut vignette on title and a few more. Small wormhole in one leaf (pp. 5/6). A crisp, uncut copy in contemporary wrappers. First edition of a Jesuit study of the Hindustani language prepared for the use of Portuguese missionaries working in northern India. Includes an extensive vocabulary.
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Book number: 120552
€  700.00 [Appr.: US$ 739.52 | £UK 600.5 | JP¥ 99740]
Catalogue: South Asia
Keywords: South Asia, india, inde, indian,indiska, language, langue, linguistic, hindustani, urdu,

 
[HINDUSTAN].
[HINDUSTAN]. The Asiatic Annual Register, or, a View of the History of Hindustan, and of the Politics, Commerce and Literature of Asia, for the Years 1799 and 1800. Two volumes (of 12). London, printed for J. Debrett, Piccadilly, 1801.
. Pp. xxiii, (1), xii, 32, 248, 300, 76, 199, 49, (3); xxiv, 34, 150, 152, 59, (1), 352, 88, adv. 16. Volume one in second edition, the second volume in first edition. Contemporary half calf, flat spines decorated and lettered in gilt, somewhat rubbed, hinges starting to crack. A handsome copy. The first two volumes of 12 published between 1799 - 1811. Includes a list of subscribers. Comprises numerous interesting articles and papers arranged under different headings: the history of India; public events in Asia in general; civil and military transactions in India; narratives of travels; miscellaneous essays on the arts, sciences and literature and; information about publications on Asiatic affairs.
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Book number: 29041
€  750.00 [Appr.: US$ 792.34 | £UK 643.25 | JP¥ 106864]
Catalogue: South Asia
Keywords: South Asia, hindustan, india, indian, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration, east, eastern,

 
[SAHLMOON, ISAAC]:
Hollands stats- och commerce-spegel, föreställande, under wisse anmärkningar, de förente Nederländers Republique, med des tilhörige länder och städer; til äldre och senare tiders historia. Parts i-ii in one volume. Stockholm, B.G. Schneider, 1731.
. Pp. (xvi), 398, (2) + (ii), 88, 1-48, 65-80, 1-80, 79- 90, 72. Old inscription on title. Title page printed in red and black. Contemporary full calf, rubbed. First and only edition of this Swedish work about Dutch commercial affairs, especially with regard to its overseas companies. Contains interesting information about the Dutch India Companies and their acitivities in Africa, Asia and America. Rare. Bygdén ii,924. Kress S 3380.
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Book number: 16049
€  1000.00 [Appr.: US$ 1056.45 | £UK 857.75 | JP¥ 142486]
Catalogue: Europe
Keywords: Europe, holland, dutch, netherlands, dutch east, east india company, travel, exploration, voyage,

 
[LAET, JOANNES DE] (Editor):
De Imperio Magni Mogolis, sive, India vera commentarius e variis auctoribus congestus. Lugd. Bat., Ex officina Elzeviriana, 1631.
. 16mo. Pp. (xii), 299, index (16). Including an engraved title by Duysend and one woodcut in the text. Contemporary vellum. Copy of Ericsberg. First edition, second issue. Joannes De Laet (1593-1649), a Flemish naturalist and geographer, was Director of the Dutch West Indies Company. This work was compiled from various sources including previously unpublished material in the VOC archives. It is a valuable description of India, especially interesting for the northwestern parts, and it is probably the first attempt to provide a systematic account of the Mughal Empire for Western readers. Berghman 1918. Willems 354.
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Book number: 99691
€  400.00 [Appr.: US$ 422.58 | £UK 343.25 | JP¥ 56994]
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[SWEDISH EAST INDIA COMPANY].
Kongl. Maj:ts förnyade öpne Privilegium, angående fartens och handelens fortsättiande på Ost-Indien. Gifwit i Stockholm i Råd-Cammaren then 17 Junii 1746. AND: Kongl. Maj:ts nådige stadfästelse uppå Directionens af Ost-Indiske Compagniet avertissement, angående thenne handelens inrättande med en ständig fonds. Gifwen i Stockholm i Råd-Cammaren then 21 Majii 1753. Stockholm, Pet. Momma, 1753.
. 4to. Pp. (24). Disbound. Two leaves narrowly cut in upper margin. + Pp. (8). Disbound. Regarding renewal of privilege of the East-India trade and the second paper deals with funds of the same.
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Book number: 99381
€  300.00 [Appr.: US$ 316.94 | £UK 257.5 | JP¥ 42746]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, east india, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, far east, eastern, travel, exploration, commerce, commercial

 [HINDUSTANI].,  The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, in the Hindustani language. Translated from the Greek, by the Calcutta Baptist missionaries with native assistants. Calcutta, The Baptist Mission Press, 1844.
[HINDUSTANI].
The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, in the Hindustani language. Translated from the Greek, by the Calcutta Baptist missionaries with native assistants. Calcutta, The Baptist Mission Press, 1844.
. Pp. (vi), 720. Text in Hindustani or Urdu written in Perso-Arabic script. Including title in English. Contemporary panelled calf, flat spine ruled in gilt and with title lables, somewhat rubbed, corners worn, small repair to front cover. Stamp on title. Reprint of the 1839 edition translated by William Yates. Darlow & Moule 5299.
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Book number: 42023
€  1100.00 [Appr.: US$ 1162.1 | £UK 943.5 | JP¥ 156734]
Catalogue: South Asia
Keywords: South Asia, india, pakistan, hindustan, hindustani, urdu, language, langue, linguistic, bible, biblia, asia , asie, asien, asiatic

 
[DUFF, ALEXANDER & PEARCE, W.H.]:
Observations on the Hindoo and Moohummudan Laws of Inheritance, as Affecting Converts to Christianity in India. Calcutta, Baptist Mission Press, 1831.
. Pp. Viii, 19. Wrappers. A scarce work based on information collected from several missionaries living in Calcutta and its vicinity at the time.
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Book number: 100458
€  320.00 [Appr.: US$ 338.07 | £UK 274.5 | JP¥ 45595]
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[®SOP - KANNADA LANGUAGE].
®sop's Fables with Short Morals. A free translation (Is›pana nitikathegalu). Mangalore, Basel Mission Press, 1902.
. Pp. (viii), 156. With many woodcut illustrations in the text. Text in Kannada, title page in English. Original printed boards, cloth spine, lightly soiled. A charming edition of ®sop's Fables translated into Kannada, a language spoken in South-Western India. Rare. The Basel Mission Press in Mangalore was opened in 1841 by German missionaries. The print types were brought from Germany up until 1901 when the Press began to make its own letter type.
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Book number: 120921
€  580.00 [Appr.: US$ 612.74 | £UK 497.5 | JP¥ 82642]
Catalogue: South Asia
Keywords: South Asia, india, inde, indian, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, language, tales, fables, linguistic,

 [TAMIL]., Tankavittuk katai (Our Father's Work). Madras, The Religious Tract and Book Society, Printed by H.W. Lauri, Knowledge Society's Press, No. 18, Church Street, Vepery, 1870.
[TAMIL].
Tankavittuk katai (Our Father's Work). Madras, The Religious Tract and Book Society, Printed by H.W. Lauri, Knowledge Society's Press, No. 18, Church Street, Vepery, 1870.
. Small 16mo. Pp. 16. Text in Tamil. Original printed blue wrappers. Old signature on front wrapper. First edition. No copy in OCLC, British Library has one copy of the fifth edition 1870. (M.R.T. & B.S. Children series no. 35).
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Book number: 120686
€  280.00 [Appr.: US$ 295.81 | £UK 240.25 | JP¥ 39896]
Catalogue: South Asia
Keywords: South Asia, india, inde, indien, religious, religion, tamil, language, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, exploration,

 [ZIEGENBALG, BARTHOLOMAEUS & GRÜNDLER, JOHANN ERNST]:, Thirty Four Conferences Between the Danish Missionaries and the Malabarian Bramans (or Heathen Priests) in the East Indies, Concerning the Truth of the Christian Religion: Together with Some Letters Written by the Heathens to the Said Missionaries. Translated out of High Dutch by Mr. Phillips. London, H. Clemens, 1719.
[ZIEGENBALG, BARTHOLOMAEUS & GRÜNDLER, JOHANN ERNST]:
Thirty Four Conferences Between the Danish Missionaries and the Malabarian Bramans (or Heathen Priests) in the East Indies, Concerning the Truth of the Christian Religion: Together with Some Letters Written by the Heathens to the Said Missionaries. Translated out of High Dutch by Mr. Phillips. London, H. Clemens, 1719.
. Pp. (vi), xxii, (ii), 352. Partly with some light marginal staining. Brown morocco. First English edition of the famous account by two German missionaries about their religious discussions in Tranquebar with Hindu heathens. Ziegenbalg and Gründler, German Lutherans, spent many years as missionaries in Tranquebar, a small Danish colony on the south-east coast of India. Mission stations were found in Srirangam, Tanjore, Madura, Kanchi, Chidambram and Tirupathi. The missionaries travelled extensively and established contacts with the Brahmans.
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Book number: 99418
€  1200.00 [Appr.: US$ 1267.74 | £UK 1029.25 | JP¥ 170983]
Catalogue: South Asia
Keywords: South Asia, india, indian, inde, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration, tamil, missionary, hindus,

 [JESUIT RELATIONS / LE GOBIEN, CHARLES].,  The Travels of Several Learned Missioners of the Society of Jesus, into Divers Parts of the Archipelago, India, China, and America. Containing a General Description of the Most Remarkable Towns; with a Particular Account of the Customs, Manners, and Religion of Those Several Nations, ... London, Printed for R. Gosling, 1714.
[JESUIT RELATIONS / LE GOBIEN, CHARLES].
The Travels of Several Learned Missioners of the Society of Jesus, into Divers Parts of the Archipelago, India, China, and America. Containing a General Description of the Most Remarkable Towns; with a Particular Account of the Customs, Manners, and Religion of Those Several Nations, ... London, Printed for R. Gosling, 1714.
. Pp. (xiv), 336, index (12), adv. (4). With two folding engraved plates. Modern half calf on marbled boards, spine with five raised bands, gilt and with title label. Partly with marginal waterstaining. Foredge chipped and soiled at beginning and end. Some small wormholes, mainly in margin. The first English translation of the Jesuit letters. Comprises 22 letters selected from Father Le Gobien's "Lettres Édifiantes et Curieuses" (volumes 9 & 10, Paris 1711-13). The first ten letters deal with various parts of India, seven letters are devoted to China, two to Canada, one to South America, one to the Philippines, Japan and the Nicobar islands and finally one to Greece. The two plates belong to the letters on China; one of the Ginseng plant and the other of a Chinese inscription (on a plate given to the Jesuits at Peking in 1711). Sabin 40707. De Backer-S. III, 1514.
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Book number: 99391
€  2000.00 [Appr.: US$ 2112.91 | £UK 1715.25 | JP¥ 284971]
Catalogue: Travel general
Keywords: Travel general, jesuits, asia, asien, asiatic, canada, america, americana, travel, exploration, voyage, travels, india, indian, japan, philippines, nicobar, china, chinese, kina,

 
ABEL-RÉMUSAT, JEAN-PIERRE (Trans.) & KLAPROTH, HEINRICH JULIUS & CLERC DE LANDRESSE, ERNEST AUGUSTIN XAVIER (Eds.):
[...] Foé Koué Ki ou relation des royaumes bouddhiques: Voyage dans la Tartarie, dans l'Afghanistan et dans l'Inde, exécuté, a la fin du IVe siècle, par Ch Fâ Hian. Paris, L'Imprimerie Royale, 1836.
. Large 4to. Pp. (iv), lxvi, (2), 424. With four folding engraved maps and one engraved plate. Uncut and unopened copy in original printed wrappers. Wrappers stained, spine chipped and partly restored. First few leaves with light waterstain at upper margin otherwise a very good copy.First edition of the first western translation of the Chinese Buddhist monk Faxian's (Fa-hien) travels to India at the beginning of the fifth century. He travelled on foot from China through various parts of Central Asia, down to India, and returned by boat via Java. During the journey he studied and copied Buddhist scriptures which he later translated and expanded. Faxian describes the various Buddhist countries he visited and their religious practices. Further it helps to reconstruct the history and geography of Central Asia and India before the arrival of Islam. This is considered Abel-Rémusat's most important work. It was posthumously published, revised and supplemented by Klaproth, and finally completed by Landresse after Klaproth's death. Cordier BS 2649-50. Löwendahl 913. Lust 782. Zenker ii, 6793.
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Book number: 100437
€  2600.00 [Appr.: US$ 2746.78 | £UK 2229.75 | JP¥ 370462]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, china, chine, kina, chinese, asia, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration, literature, buddhism, india, inde, indian, central asia, tartary,

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