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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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[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
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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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[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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 [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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[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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[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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 [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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 [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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 [TAJ MAHAL]., To be open for a short Time the Taj Mahal, One of the Wonders of the East. ... This Work of Art may be Viewed at No. 5, Haymarket, (Opposite the King's Theatre). [London]. Printed at the Philanthropic Society, St. George's Fields, [1823].
[TAJ MAHAL].
To be open for a short Time the Taj Mahal, One of the Wonders of the East. ... This Work of Art may be Viewed at No. 5, Haymarket, (Opposite the King's Theatre). [London]. Printed at the Philanthropic Society, St. George's Fields, [1823].
4to. Size: 19 x 23 cm). This handbill advertises the exhibition in 1823 in London of a model of the Taj Mahal. "The Model is on a large and grand scale, entirely composed of Ivory, beautifully inlaid, and a complete fac simile of the original building". On the reverse contemporary manuscript notes with details (height, length etc) of the building. Further it refers to James Forbes' "Oriental Memoirs" with a quote: "estimates the cost at 1,225,000 [GBP] and occupied the space of 16 years 4 months and 21 days in its construction. He gives a fac simile of the elegant and splendid inlaid work employed on the tomb".
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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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 ANQUETIL-DUPERRON, ABRAHAM-HYACINTHE (TRANSL.):, Oupnek'hat (id est, secretum tegendum): opus ipsa in India rarissimum, continens antiquam et arcanam [ ... ] doctrinam, è quatuor sacris Indorum libris, Rak Beid, Djedjr Beid, Sam Beid, Athrban Beid, excerptam; Ad verbum, è persico idiomate, Samskreticis vocabulis intermixto, in Latinum conversum; Dissertationibus et Annotationibus, difficiliora explanantibus, illustratum. Two vols. Argentorati (Stra§burg), Gebrüder Levrault, 1801-2.
ANQUETIL-DUPERRON, ABRAHAM-HYACINTHE (TRANSL.):
Oupnek'hat (id est, secretum tegendum): opus ipsa in India rarissimum, continens antiquam et arcanam [ ... ] doctrinam, è quatuor sacris Indorum libris, Rak Beid, Djedjr Beid, Sam Beid, Athrban Beid, excerptam; Ad verbum, è persico idiomate, Samskreticis vocabulis intermixto, in Latinum conversum; Dissertationibus et Annotationibus, difficiliora explanantibus, illustratum. Two vols. Argentorati (Stra§burg), Gebrüder Levrault, 1801-2.
4to. Pp. 24, cxi, 734, (2); xvi, 880, 36. Printed on good quality paper with wide margins. Contemporary marbled calf with elaborated gilt border, flat spines gilt in compartments and with green title labels. Floral endpapers and sprinkled edges. Faded stamps of Jesuit College, Linz on title pages. Front hinge to volume one starting. First edition of the first Western translation of the Upanishads, a collection of at least 200 sacred texts that contain some of the central philosophical concepts of Hinduism (of which some are shared with Buddhism, Janism and Sikhism). It is uncertain when the Upanishads were composed but it is believed that the earlier ones should be placed in the 7th or 6th century BC. This version of the Upanishads is based on a Persian translation from the Sanskrit commissioned by the Mogul Prince Dara Shikoh in 1656. Anquetil-Duperron, the famous traveller and discoverer of the Zend-Avesta, received two Persian manuscripts from which he made translations into French and Latin. (The French version was never published). His Latin printed version was received with both criticism and praise in the western world. The German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer was an admirer of the Upanishads. After reading A-D's version he called it "the production of the highest human wisdom". Several other European and American poets and philosophers in the 19th century were greatly influenced by the teachings of the Upanishads. A significant work in a magnificent binding. Windisch, Geschichte der Sanskrit-Philologie, pp. 48-50.
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Book number: 120378
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PAULINUS A S. BARTHOLOMAEO [WERDIN, JOHANN PHILLIP]:
... Sidharubam seu grammatica Samscrdamica cui accedit dissertatio historico-critica in linguam Samscrdamicam vukgo 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. 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, incl. a later printed quiz Z, is listed by Smitskamp in their catalogue 614 (1997).
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Book number: 24061
€  1300.00 [Appr.: US$ 1527.1 | £UK 1165 | JP¥ 172384]
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BENFEY, THEODOR:
Handbuch der Sanskritsprache. Zum Gebrauch Vorlesungen und zum Selbstudium. 1-2:I-II. Three parts in two volumes. Leipzig 1852-54.
Tall 8vo. Pp. xii, 450; vi, (2), 7-330 with text in Sanskrit; pp. (iv), 374. With 7 large folding plates. Contemporary half calf, spines with four raised bands, ruled and lettered in gilt, edges rubbed. Contains: 1. "Vollständige Grammatik der Sanskritsprache" and 2. "Chrestomathie aus Sanskritwerken; I. Text, Anmerkungen, Metra"; II: "Glossar". Zenker BO ii, 2799 & 3023. Thonnelier 1489.
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Book number: 13118
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BERGSTEDT, KARL FREDRIK (TRANSLATOR):
Metriska öfversättningar från sanscrit. Dissertations i-ix in one volume. Upsala, Wickström & låstbom, 1845.
Pp. (xx) including individual titles, xvi, 127, (1). Later marbled boards, calf spine lettered in gilt, top and bottom of spine chipped. Bookplate (Erik Österlund). Contains translations from Mahabaratha, Ramajana, Laws of Manu and Fables of Hitopadesa. Marklin 13-14.
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BERGSTEDT, KARL FREDRIK (TRANSLATOR):
Sávitrî, En episod ur den indiska epopéen Mahá-bhárata. Från sanskrit-texten metriskt öfversatt jemte inledning och anmärkningar. Dissertations. Five parts in one volume. Upsala 1844.
Pp. (ii), x; (iv), 3-14; (ii), 15-22; (ii), 23-30; (ii), 31-44. Disbound. Some minor maginal browning. Marklin 14.
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Book number: 34082
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BERGSTEDT, KARL FREDRIK (TRANSLATOR):
Sávitrî. En episod ur den indiska epopéen Mahá-bhárata. Från sanskrit-texten i svensk metriskt öfversättning jemte inledning och anmärkningar. Upsala 1844.
Tall 8vo. Pp. (iv), x, 44. As issued in original printed wrappers, spine split. First Swedish translation of the famous Indian tale about the princess Savitri found in the ancient epics Mahabharata. Marklin 14. Zenker BO i, 3214.
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Book number: 100532
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BERNADOTTE, CARL & EUGEN & OSCAR (SWEDISH PRINCES), ETC:
Våra minnen (Our memories). Stockholm (colophon: Stuttgart) [1886].
Pp. (iv), 262. With frontispiece (Princes Carl and Eugen in Arabic costumes), decorated title and 15 full page plates made from photographs protected by tissue guards. Original blue cloth decorated in gilt. Printed privately as a Christmas gift to the Swedish king and queen, probably in a small edition. Travel accounts by the Swedish Princes, mainly from the Pacific voyage of the Vanadis circumnavigation (1883-85). Comprises Prince Oscar's narratives of his visits to Kilauea on Hawaii, Manilla and the Himalayas; Prince Carl's accounts of Jerusalem and several places in India; Prince Eugen's accounts of the Druses and his visit to Damaskus; etc. Forbes 3863; Kroepelien 1318; Rolf Du Rietz, Bibl. Polynesiana, 1318.
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Book number: 100815
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BESCHI, CONSTANZO GIUSEPPE:
A Grammar of the High Dialect of the Tamil Language, termed Shen-Tamil: to which is Added an Introduction to Tamil Poetry. Translated from the original Latin, by Benjamin Guy Babington. Madras, The College Press, 1822.
4to. Pp. (ii), xii, 117 + 5 content. Wide margins. Contemporary calf, blindstamped border on the covers, spine gilt with red title label, rubbed. Library markings on front endpapers. Some leaves with small marginal wormholes (no text loss). Occasionally some light staining. Rare first printed edition, translated into English from the original Latin completed in manuscript form about 100 years earlier but not printed at that time. Beschi was born in Italy in 1680 but spent most of his life as a missionary in India. He was the founder of the Madura mission and became one of the earliest and most distinguished pioneers in the field of Tamil studies. He composed several linguistic works but is perhaps best known as a Tamil poet. He produced a grammar of Low Tamil (the common dialect) in Latin which was printed at Tranquebar in 1728. The present grammar of Shen-Tamil (the high dialect) was composed the following year but for an unknown reason never printed. This English version was based on a collation of texts, transcriptions and copies. It remains a pioneering study of an ancient and complex language by a sensitive and meticulous scholar and a talented translator. The translator Benjamin Guy Babington was an English physician and Oriental scholar who spent about ten years in India. Vater p. 240.
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Book number: 120380
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BIRDWOOD, GEORGE:
Indiens konstslöjd. En kortfattad skildring. På svenska utgifven af Hans Hildebrand. Stockholm, Central-Tryckeriet, 1882.
Pp. (iv), 130. With one double page map and 55 woodcut illustrations in the text. Original printed wrappers, a few stains on upper cover. A Swedish edition partly based on Birdwood's larger work "The Industral Arts of India". This work was first published in German in connection with an Indian exhibition at Berlin in 1881. Afterwards the Indian artefacts were sent to Stockholm where they were exhibited.
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Book number: 99429
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 BJOERNSTJERNA (BJÖRNSTJERNA, BJORNSTJERNA), C.M.:, Britterne i Indien. Föredrag hållet i Stockholms Officers-Klubb. Stockholm 1858.
BJOERNSTJERNA (BJÖRNSTJERNA, BJORNSTJERNA), C.M.:
Britterne i Indien. Föredrag hållet i Stockholms Officers-Klubb. Stockholm 1858.
Pp. 120. Contemporary half calf, spine worn. Some staining.
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Book number: 14210
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Catalogue: India
Keywords: India, asia, asiatica, asien, asie, orient, east, south asia, indien, india, central asia, Central Asia & India, indien, zentralasien, asie central, asie centrale
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 BJÖRNSTJERNA (BJORNSTJERNA, BJOERNSTJERNA), MAGNUS:,  Om hinduernas théogoni, philosophi och kosmogoni. Stockholm, Norstedt & Söner, 1843.
BJÖRNSTJERNA (BJORNSTJERNA, BJOERNSTJERNA), MAGNUS:
Om hinduernas théogoni, philosophi och kosmogoni. Stockholm, Norstedt & Söner, 1843.
Pp. (iv), vi, viii, 180, (1) errata. With engraved portrait pasted in, one folding map and one folding table. Original cloth ruled in gilt with elephant in gilt on upper cover, calf spine richly decorated in gilt, rebacked, marbled edges. Remains of glue at inner hinges. With some corrections and annotations in the preface otherwise a very nice and clean copy. This work was translated into German and English.
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Book number: 99243
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BOECK, KURT:
Indische Gletscherfahrten. Reisen und erlebnisse im Himalaja. Stuttgart & Lpz 1900.
Large 8vo. Pp. xii, 470, adv. (2). With 2 folding maps, 4 panoramic views and 50 plates. Further more textual ills. Contemporary half Japon vellum on boards with title-label on spine, slightly rubbed, one corner knocked. First edition of Dr. Boeck's travels in Sikkim and Nanda Devi. Aschoff 220. Yakushi (1984) B197.
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Book number: 20053
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