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FRANCKE, AUGUST HERMANN:
Sketch of Ladakhi grammar. In Cooperation with other Moravian Missionaries. Calcutta 1901.
. Pp. (vi), 63. Interleaved copy. Modern marbled boards, calf spine with red title label. First edition. This grammar, probably the first of its kind, was revised by Sir Grierson who also corrected the terminology. Francke was a German missionary who served in Ladakh and Lahul for several years. Later he was appointed the first professor of Tibetan at the Berlin University. Includes an Appendix containing idioms and useful sentences with literal translation. (Published as Extra No. 2 to the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, vol. LXX, part I, 1901). Cordier BS 2938.
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Katalog: India
Sonstige Stichworte: India, Ladakhi, tibet, tibetan, thibet, india, inde. indian, language, langue, linguistic, ladak, ladakhi, grammar, bhoti, bodhi

 
GARCIN DE TASSY, JOSEPH HÉLIODORE SAGESSE VERTU:
Rudimens de la langue hindoustani, a l'usage des élèves de l'école royale et spéciale des langues orientales vivantes. Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1829. AND: APPENDICE aux rudimens de la langue hindoustani, contenant, outre quelques additions a la grammaire, des lettres hindoustani originales, accompagnées d'une traduction et de fac-simile. Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1833.
. 4to. Pp. 99, (1); 68. With seven engraved plates. Uncut copy in contemporary marbled boards, wide margins, rubbed and chipped at extremities. Some minor staining. First editions. Garcin de Tassy, French orientalist who devoted his life to the study of Urdu. He spent fifty years reading and writing about the language and its literature. He was one of the founders and later president of the Société Asiatique. He compiled these two works to be used by students learning the Urdu language. The first work is an outline grammar and the second comprises twenty-one letters written with different styles of composition, and in different scripts (nasta'liq, shikasteh and nagari). Ref.: De Sacy 2956. Vater p.168.
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Sonstige Stichworte: India, hindustani, urdu, india, inde, indian, language, langue, linguistic, asia, asien, asie, asiatic, grammar,

 
GARDNER, [NORA] MRS. ALAN:
Rifle and Spear with the Rajpoots: Being the Narrative of a Winter's Travel and Sport in Northern India. London, Chatto and Windus, 1895.
. Large 8vo. Pp. xvi, 336. With front portrait and many illustrations in the text from photographs and sketches by the author and 2 drawings by F.H. Townsend. Uncut copy in publisher's cloth, gilt upper deges, somewhat rubbed. Bookplate (Robert & Maria Travis). Inscription by the author. An entertaining account of a journey and hunting trip to Srinagar, Islamabad, Chamba, Lahore, Dholpur, Muttra, Baroda, Jaipur, Kotah, Jodpur and other places. Czech p. 84. Yakushi (1984) G 16.
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Sonstige Stichworte: India, india, indian, himalaya, hunting, shooting, rajastan, kashmir, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration

 
GESTRICH, JON. SAM. & BERGGREN, GUSTAV:
Dissertatio de Gange fluvio. Parts I-II. Lund (1804).
. 4to. Pp. 18. Uncut copy. Unbound. Scarce dissertation on the river Ganges.
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Sonstige Stichworte: India, asia, asie, asien, orient, east, asiatic, asiatica, india, central asia, east india, south asia, indien

 DE GRANDPRÉ, LOUIS MARIE JOSEPH O'HIER COMTE:, A Voyage in the Indian Ocean and to Bengal, Undertaken in the Years 1789 and 1790: Containing an Account of the Sechelles Islands and Trincomale; the Character and Arts of the people of India; with some Remarkable Religious Rites of the Inhabitants of Bengal. To which is Added, a Voyage in the Red Sea; Including a Description of Mocha, and of the Trade of the Arabs of Yemen; ... Two volumes in one. London 1803.
DE GRANDPRÉ, LOUIS MARIE JOSEPH O'HIER COMTE:
A Voyage in the Indian Ocean and to Bengal, Undertaken in the Years 1789 and 1790: Containing an Account of the Sechelles Islands and Trincomale; the Character and Arts of the people of India; with some Remarkable Religious Rites of the Inhabitants of Bengal. To which is Added, a Voyage in the Red Sea; Including a Description of Mocha, and of the Trade of the Arabs of Yemen; ... Two volumes in one. London 1803.
. Pp. (ii), 273, (1); (ii), 303. With six engraved plates, of which two large folding views of Fort William and the monument Black-hole in Calcutta. Without half titles. Contemporary marbled calf, gilt dentelles on covers, spine richly gilt in compartments and with red title label, spine rubbed, skillfully rebacked with original spine preserved. Bookplate. First English edition translated from the French original (Paris 1801). In 1790 Grandpré started his voyage from ële de France (Mauritius) and travelled via the Maldives to the Seychelles, India, Cochin China, Yemen and Ceylon. This informative account describes the customs of the people along the route, commerce and navigation, and about the Arabic influence in India. Grandpré was also very much concerned with the European influence in the area, especially concerning the French at Pondichery, India. The part on the Red Sea and Yemen contains a.o. information about the cultivation, customs and trade of coffee. Hünersdorff, Coffee Bibliography, i, p. 600.
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Sonstige Stichworte: India, india, indian, inde, bengal, bengalen, sechelles islands, sechelles, arabia, travel, exploration, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, arabic

 
GRIERSON, GEORGE ABRAHAM:
Bih‹r Peasant Life, being a Discursive Catalogue of the Surroundings of the People of that Province. Prepared under Orders of the Government of Bengal. Calcutta, the Bengal Secretariat Press, 1885.
. Tall 8vo. Pp. (iv), 4, (2), 7, vi, 428, appendix xvii, index clv. With one coloured map as frontispiece, 39 full page lithographed plates and many illustrations in the text after photographs taken by the author. Original blue cloth, spine ends chipped and part of upper hinge split. Ex. museum library copy. With old inscription on title by Reinhold Rost (German Orientalist, chief librarian at the India Office). First edition. A comprehensive dictionary listing and explaining names and words connected with rural life in Bihar, a state in eastern India. It covers in detail agriculture, animal husbandry, housing, clothing, trade and money-dealing, etc. The Bihar words are given in native characters with English transliteration. Grierson was an Irish-born linguist who served for many years in British India. He would eventually become Magistrate and Collector at Patna and, later, Opium Agent for Bihar. He was appointed Superintendent of the newly formed Linguistic survey of India and moved to England "for convenience of consulting European libraries and scholars".
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Sonstige Stichworte: India, india, indian, inde, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration, bihar,

 
GRIERSON, GEORGE ABRAHAM:
An Introduction to the Maithil’ Language of North Bihâr Containing Grammar, Chrestomathy & Vocabulary. Parts I-II. Two volumes. Calcutta, Asiatic Society, 1881-2.
. Pp. (ii), viii, 114, two appendices, errata lvs. 3; pp. (iv), 267. Modern boards. First edition of the first grammar and vocabulary of the Maithili language, a distinct Indo-Aryan language spoken by the inhabitants of Bihar in Eastern India and the Tarai districts of Nepal. Prior to Grierson's work Maithili was thought to be simply a corrupt form of Hindi. Grierson was an Irish-born linguist who served for many years in British India. He published numerous studies in the journals of learned associations and became Superintendent of the monumental Linguistic survey of India founded in 1894. These two parts were published as extra numbers to the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, parts one and two. (1880 and 1882). Not in Vater.
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Katalog: India
Sonstige Stichworte: India, india, indian, inde, language, langue, linguistic, asia, asie, asien, asiatic,

 
GRIMWOOD, ETHEL ST. CLAIR:
My Three Years in Manipur and Escape from the Recent Mutiny. London, Richard Bentley and son, 1891.
. Pp. xii, (2), 321. With front portrait, another portrait, 5 full page plates and one sketch map. Original blue cloth, gilt. Old ownership signature. Third edition. A narrative by Ethel Grimwood who's husband was a political agent at Manipur and murdered during the Manipurian Munity. A beautiful copy.
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€  280.00 | CHF 310]
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Sonstige Stichworte: India, india, indian, inde, asia, asei, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration, lady traveller,

 HARKNESS, HENRY:,  A Description of a Singular Aboriginal Race Inhabiting the Summit of the Neilgherry Hills, or Blue Mountains of Coimbatoor, in the Southern Peninsula of India. London, Smith, Elder, and Co., 1832.
HARKNESS, HENRY:
A Description of a Singular Aboriginal Race Inhabiting the Summit of the Neilgherry Hills, or Blue Mountains of Coimbatoor, in the Southern Peninsula of India. London, Smith, Elder, and Co., 1832.
. Pp. viii, 176. With engraved frontispiece and 3 beautiful engraved plates. Contemporary full calf, spine with five raised bands and title label, marbled edges, worn and hinges starting to split. Internally clean and crisp. Copy of Signet Library, with gilt crest on covers. First edition. A narrative about the Nilgiri Mountains (or Blue Mountains), bordering the Karnataka Plateau and Kerala states in southern India. It's a mountainous region which was unknown to the British until 1818 but later became their favourite summer and weekend getaway.
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Sonstige Stichworte: India, india, travel, exploration, indian, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, indian, voyage

 HEBER, REGINALD:, Narrative of a Journey Through the Upper Provinces of India, from Calcutta to Bombay, 1824-1825. (With Notes upon Ceylon). An Account of a Journey to Madras and the Southern Provinces, 1826, and Letters Written in India. Second edition. Three volumes. London, J. Murray, 1828.
HEBER, REGINALD:
Narrative of a Journey Through the Upper Provinces of India, from Calcutta to Bombay, 1824-1825. (With Notes upon Ceylon). An Account of a Journey to Madras and the Southern Provinces, 1826, and Letters Written in India. Second edition. Three volumes. London, J. Murray, 1828.
. Pp. lxvii, (1), 450; (viii), 564; (viii), 527, (1), viii. With 28 engraved plates. A good, uncut copy in contemporary boards, cloth spines (slightly faded) with title labels. Old ownership signature on titles. Reverend Heber, the Bishop of Calcutta, first arrived in India in 1823. He travelled extensively around the country for some years and died in Madras in 1826. His work is based on letters and diary notes and was posthumously published by his widow Amalia Heber. First published in quarto in the same year (1828). Occasionally some minor staining but overall a crisp, good copy. "A highly valuable and most delightful work" (Lowndes ii, p. 1030).
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Katalog: India
Sonstige Stichworte: India, india, ceylon, indie, indien, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, voyage, exploration

 
HEDIN, SVEN:
Asien. Tusen mil på okända vägar. Two volumes. Stockholm 1903.
. Pp. (xii), 696, (8); (iv), 672, (8). With 4 maps, 164 plates and many more illustrations in the text. Publisher's green cloth printed in black and gilt. Old ownership signature. First edition. A very good copy of Hedin's narrative of his expedition to Central Asia and Tibet during the years 1899 to 1902. Hess p. 21.
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€  200.00 | CHF 221.5]
Sonstige Stichworte: Central Asia & India, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration, voyage, tibet, tibetan, india, inde, indian,

 
HESSLER, FRANZ (TRANSL.):
Susrutas. Ayurvédas. Id est Medicae Systema a venerabili d'Hanvantare demonstratum, a Susruta discipulo compositum. Nunc primum ex Sanskrita in Latinum sermonem vertit, introductionem, annotationes et rerum indicem adjecit. Three volumes in one. Erlangen, Ferdinand Enke, 1844-50.
. Tall 8vo. Pp. viii, (iv), 206, (2); viii, 248, two tables, (1); vi, 186, (1). With Latin text. Some foxing. Contemporary green cloth, ruled in gilt, marbled edges, lightly rubbed. This is the first Western translation of the Susruta Samhitá, which is one of the most important ancient medical treatises, and considered a foundational text of Ayurveda. Susruta was an Indian physician and is recognised as the father of Indian surgery. Includes a Sanskrit - Latin index of plants and trees. Two more parts titled "fasciculi" comprising comments and annotations were published in 1852 and 1855. Susruta Samhit‹ is an encyclopaedia of medical learning and includes the earliest description of plastic surgery. The complete version comprises 184 chapters with descriptions of over 1000 illnesses, 700 medical plants, 127 surgical instruments, etc. The first complete English translation was published in 1907 at Calcutta. Ref. Garrison & Morton, no. 11.
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Katalog: India
Sonstige Stichworte: India, india, inde, indien, asia, asien, asiatic, medicin, medical, ayuverda, surgery,

 HOLDICH, SIR THOMAS HUNGERFORD:, The Gates of India. Being an Historical Narrative. London, Macmillan and Co., 1910.
HOLDICH, SIR THOMAS HUNGERFORD:
The Gates of India. Being an Historical Narrative. London, Macmillan and Co., 1910.
. Pp. xvi, 555, adv. 4. With 5 maps including one folding coloured of Afghanistan and Baluchistan and one sketch map of Makran. Publisher's red cloth, extremities lightly rubbed, small tears to upper joint. First edition. Thorough study of exploration and ancient routes to India. Includes early relations with Persia and Greece; Chinese travels from the North; Ancient land routes from Afghanistan and Assyria; Arab exploration, etc.
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Sonstige Stichworte: India, india, asia, asi, asien, asiatic, travel, voyage, exploration, explore, afghanistan, persia,

 HORNSTETT, MRS. / MAYNARD DR. (EDITOR):, Upproret i Indien år 1857, med dess styggelser af mord, brand och våldsbragder. Berättade af en engelsk Lady, som med lifvet undkommit från dessa skräckscener, och upptecknade af Dr. Maynard. Stockholm 1858.
HORNSTETT, MRS. / MAYNARD DR. (EDITOR):
Upproret i Indien år 1857, med dess styggelser af mord, brand och våldsbragder. Berättade af en engelsk Lady, som med lifvet undkommit från dessa skräckscener, och upptecknade af Dr. Maynard. Stockholm 1858.
. Small 8vo. Pp. (ii), 171. Old half cloth. St.ot. A Swedish translation from the English dealing with an English Lady's tragic experiences in India during the rebellions in 1857.
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Sonstige Stichworte: India, asia, asie, asien, orient, east, asiatica, india, central asia, east india, south asia, indien

 
HUNTER, DARD:
Papermaking by Hand in India. New York, Pynson Printers, 1939.
. 4to. Pp. 129 + two leaves. Uncut. With 84 illustrations consisting of photographs and 27 samples of various papers. The plates are printed by Photogravure & Color Co. and the binding by Gerhard Gerlach. Original hand-blocked India print cotton binding, black calf spine lettered in gilt, foot of spine chipped. Original cardboard folder with edge wear. Housed in a modern cloth box. First edition limited to 370 copies, of which this is no. 305. Signed by Hunter and the publisher Elmer Adler. A thorough study of handmade papers of various Indian provinces. The author visited Kashmir, Sailkot, Delhi, Agra, Kalpi, Wardha, Hyderabad and Dacca. Includes sections on early writing materials, papermaking materials and moulds.
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Sonstige Stichworte: India, india, inde, indian, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, paper, decorated

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