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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

 
[CEYLON].
A Catalogue of Books Sold by H.W. Cave & Co., Amen Corner, Colombo (early 20th century ).
. Pp. (iv), 71. Sewn, original wrappers, chipped. With annotations in pencil. Pages 31-36 comprises a list of "books on Ceylon, new and old".
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Book number: 99393
€  50.00 [Appr.: US$ 52.82 | £UK 43 | JP¥ 7124]
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Keywords: South Asia, ceylon, sri lanka, asia, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration,

 [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]
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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]
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Keywords: South Asia, hindustan, india, indian, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration, east, eastern,

 
[RIBEIRO, JOåO]:
History of Ceylon Presented by Captain John Ribeyro to the King of Portugal, in 1685, Translated from the Portuguese, by the Abbe Le Grand. Re-translated from the French edition, with an Appendix, Containing Chapters Illustrative of the Past and Present Condition of the Island, by George Lee. Colombo, printed at the Government Press, 1847.
. Pp. (viii), 278. With four folding maps or plans, and one folding table in the text. Marginal tears to title and second leave. Text browned and some staining. Contemporary cloth, worn and stained. Recased and repairs to endpapers. Ribeiro, a Portuguese captain stationed in India was sent to Ceylon where he served for many years in the Portuguese army against the Dutch. His vivid account was translated into French by Joachim Le Grand and published in 1701 (Paris). A Portuguese edition was first published in 1836. This English version by George Lee has been enlarged with an appendix. Ribeiro's history comprises a general account of Ceylon followed by a part devoted to the war between the Portugese, the natives and the Dutch.
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Book number: 120541
€  480.00 [Appr.: US$ 507.1 | £UK 411.75 | JP¥ 68393]
Catalogue: South Asia
Keywords: South Asia, Ceylon, ceylonese, sri lanka, asia, asien, asiatic, asie, travel, exploration, history,

 
[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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 [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]
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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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 [COLOMBO]., The Sixth Report of the Colombo Auxiliary Bible Society M.DCCC.XVIII: With an Appendix, and a list of subscribers and benefactors. Colombo, printed at the Wesleyan Mission Press, 1818.
[COLOMBO].
The Sixth Report of the Colombo Auxiliary Bible Society M.DCCC.XVIII: With an Appendix, and a list of subscribers and benefactors. Colombo, printed at the Wesleyan Mission Press, 1818.
. Pp. 92. Partly with some loss to outer margins. Modern papercovered boards. The Ceylon Bible Society was formed in 1812 and it's main task was to translate the Bible into Cingalese (Sinhala) and making it accessible to the natives. The Wesleyan Press was established in 1815. This is an annual report of the Society's transactions of the year 1817 including information about the translation of the scriptures and religious treatises, and the state of the Society's funds. The appendix comprises many letters about the missionary work in the island.
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Book number: 100656
€  500.00 [Appr.: US$ 528.23 | £UK 429 | JP¥ 71243]
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Keywords: South Asia, ceylon, sri lanka, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration, religious,

 
[®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]
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 [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]
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 [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]
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Keywords: South Asia, india, indian, inde, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration, tamil, missionary, hindus,

 [CALLAWAY, JOHN] (Transl.):, Yakkun Nattannawa: A Cingalese Poem, Descriptive of the Ceylon System of Demonology:... and Kolan Nattannawa: A Cingalese Poem, Descriptive of the Characters Assumed by Natives of Ceylon in a Masquerade. London, Printed for the Oriental Translation Fund, 1829.
[CALLAWAY, JOHN] (Transl.):
Yakkun Nattannawa: A Cingalese Poem, Descriptive of the Ceylon System of Demonology:... and Kolan Nattannawa: A Cingalese Poem, Descriptive of the Characters Assumed by Natives of Ceylon in a Masquerade. London, Printed for the Oriental Translation Fund, 1829.
. Tall 8vo. Pp. (xii), 64. With subscriber's leaf. The text is complete but without half title (with list of plates on verso). With nine lithograph plates, of which seven are beautifully coloured by hand. Some staining to the first few leaves. Contemporary full dice calf, neatly rebacked to match. Copy of Richard Gregory, with his armorial bookplate and his subscriber leaf. First edition of two Sinhalese poems dealing with demonolatry of Ceylon, translated by John Callaway, a missionary living there at the time. The striking illustrations of demons are made by native artists. As often the addendum with information about the Oriental Translation Fund (three pages) is not present.
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Book number: 100392
€  1450.00 [Appr.: US$ 1531.86 | £UK 1243.5 | JP¥ 206604]
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Keywords: South Asia, ceylon, sri lnaka, ceylonese, asia, asie, asien, cingalese, asiatic, travel, exploration, illustrated, demonology, demonolatry

 
ADELUNG, FRIEDRICH:
Bibliotheca sanscrita. Literatur der Sanskrit-sprache. St.Petersburg, Karl Kray, 1837.
. Pp. (ii), xxii, 430. Contemporary marbled boards, gilt spine with title label, some light wear to spine and corners. From the libraries of Hans Böniger; Nartin Bodmer; and Hans Peter Kraus. Second enlarged edition (first 1830). Besterman 5571. Vater p. 330.
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Book number: 31071
€  600.00 [Appr.: US$ 633.87 | £UK 514.75 | JP¥ 85491]
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Keywords: South Asia, india, sanskrit, bibliography, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, language, langue, sprachwissenschaft, lingustic,

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