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 [JONES, SIR WILLIAM] (ED.):, Asiatick Researches: or, Transactions of the Society, Instituted in Bengal, for Inquiring into History and Antiquities, the Arts, Sciences, and Literature, of Asia. Volumes I-II. Calcutta, printed and sold by Manuel Cantopher, 1788 [-89] - 1790 [-91].
[JONES, SIR WILLIAM] (ED.):
Asiatick Researches: or, Transactions of the Society, Instituted in Bengal, for Inquiring into History and Antiquities, the Arts, Sciences, and Literature, of Asia. Volumes I-II. Calcutta, printed and sold by Manuel Cantopher, 1788 [-89] - 1790 [-91].
. 4to. Pp. xvi, 465, (1) and 34 engraved plates: pp. (iv), 502, (1) and 11 engraved plates and two folding tables. Some browning along outer edges and partly with some minor staining. Half calf on marbled paper boards, spines with five raised bands and title labels. Beautifully rebound to period style by Bernard Middleton. First edition. First two volumes of the scarce Calcutta edition supervised by Sir William Jones (1746-94) who also contributed with several important papers. The Asiatick Researches was the original journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal founded in 1784 by Sir William Jones under the patronage of Warren Hastings. Jones was made the President of the Society and held the post until his death. He was a linguistic prodigy and by the end of his life he knew thirteen languages thoroughly. His important paper "On the Hindus" (here included) proposed the existence of a relationship among Indo-European languages. Other papers included are: Pearse's "Astronomical Observations in Fort William, and Between Madras and Calcutta"; "Some Account of the Sculptures and Ruins at Mavalipuram" by William Chambers; "Translation of a Sanscrit Inscription, copied from a Stone at Boodha-Gaya by Mr. Wilmot, 1785" translated by Charles Wilkins; "On the Antiquity of the Indian Zodiack" by William Jones; Turner's account on Tibet; and many more. A few papers are devoted to languages and include several linguistic plates. Graham Shaw, Printing in Calcutta to 1800, nr. 128 & 172. PMM 235 ("On the Hindus").
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Book number: 99777
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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$ 1395.95 | £UK 1095.25 | JP¥ 147373]
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 [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
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[HINDUSTANI].
Gramatica Indostana a mais vulgar que se practica no Imperio do gram Mogol offrecida aos muitos reverendos padres missionarios do ditto Imperio. Roma, Propaganda Fide, 1778.
. Pp. 136, (2) + last leaf blank. Woodcut vignette on title and a few more. Small wormhole in one leaf (pp. 5/6). Uncut copy in contemporary wrappers. First edition of a Jesuit study of the Hindustani language prepared for the use of Portugese missionaries working in Northern India.
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Book number: 120552
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Keywords: India, india, inde, indian,indiska, language, langue, linguistic, hindustani,

 
[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
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 [HINDUSTANI / AMADUZZI, GIOVANNI CRISTOFORO] (ED.):, [HINDUSTANI] Alphabetum brammhanicum seu Indostanum Universitatis Kasi. Romae, Typis Sac. Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1771.
[HINDUSTANI / AMADUZZI, GIOVANNI CRISTOFORO] (ED.):
[HINDUSTANI] Alphabetum brammhanicum seu Indostanum Universitatis Kasi. Romae, Typis Sac. Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1771.
. Pp. (xx), 152. Text in Hindustani (Hindi) with interlinear Latin text. Old half green morocco, flat gilt spine. First edition of an important type specimen of the Hindustani language. It includes the Lord's Prayer, the Ave Maria and the Apostles' Creed and treats the language and script used at the University of Kas’ or Benares, in the Indian province of Bihar. The script is rendered in Kaithi characters, a more current form of the Nagari characters, and was written by Cassianus da Macerata Beligatti (1708-91). The types were cut already at the start of the Propaganda Press but not used until a century later. They were first displayed in Georgius' "Alphabetum Tibetanum" of 1759. Birrel & Garnett 12. Updike, Printing Types I, (1951), pp 181-3. Smitskamp PO 206.
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Book number: 13122
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[BIBLIA KANARESE].
The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments. Translated into Canarese out of the Original Tongues by a Committee of Missionaries of the German, London, and Wesleyan Missionary Societies for the Madras Auxiliary Bible Society. Mangalore, Basel Mission Press, 1865.
. Large 4to. Pp. (vi), 848; 246. With text in Kanarese script in double columns. Modern boards, calf spine with title lettered. This is one of two issues published in 1865, the other published in Bangalore. Kanarese (or Kannada) is a Dravidian language spoken in South West India in the state of Karnataka. This Bible text became the standard for many years. Darlow & Moule 5885.
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Book number: 28021
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Keywords: India, canarese, kanarese, kannada, karnataka, carnataca, language, langue, lingustic, india, inde, indian, asia, asien, asie, asiatic

 
[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
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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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[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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[®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
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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
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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
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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
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 PAULINUS A S. BARTHOLOMAEO [WERDIN, JOHANN PHILLIP]:, Sidharubam seu grammatica Samscrdamica cui accedit dissertatio historico-critica in linguam Samscrdamicam vulgo Samscret dictam ... Rome, Typographia Sacrae Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1790.
PAULINUS A S. BARTHOLOMAEO [WERDIN, JOHANN PHILLIP]:
Sidharubam seu grammatica Samscrdamica cui accedit dissertatio historico-critica in linguam Samscrdamicam vulgo Samscret dictam ... Rome, Typographia Sacrae Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1790.
. 4to. Pp. 80, *77 - *80, 81 - 188. Title page printed in red and black. Old stamps in red on title page. Later cloth, worn and stained, binding shaken.First edition of the first Sanskrit grammar to be published in Europe. It is based on the manuscript grammar of the Jesuit Ernestus Hanxleden. Includes an alphabetical table listing: Granthamicum (used throughout the work), Indostanum and Nagaricum and a woodcut Telugu alphabet (Talinganicum). De Sacy 2929. Windich 20-21. In our copy quiz Z (pp. 177-184) have been recomposed at another press. Another copy with the same collation, including a later printed quiz Z, is listed by Smitskamp in their catalogue 614 (1997). The author, known by several names, was an Austrian Carmelite missionary and Orientalist who in 1774 came to Malabar in India as a missionary. He returned to Rome in 1789 and became private secretary to Cardinal Stefano Borgia, Secretary to the Propaganda Fide. He is known for being one of the first scholars to remark on the relationship between Indian and European languages.
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Book number: 24061
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Keywords: India, asia, asie, asien, orient, east, asiatica, india, central asia, east india, south asia, indien, language, langue,

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