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Browne, Major James.

History of the Origin and Progress of the Sicks.

Logographic Press, London 1788.

Title page, pp. i (dedication to John Motteux Esq., Chairman of the Honourable Court of Directors, for the Affairs of the Honourable United East India Company), ii-xii (introduction), large folding map 'A Map of the Country of the Sicks, specifying the residence of the several chiefs, their names, and the number of their forces', 1-30 (account of the Sikhs).

Bound together with: India Tracts: Containing a Description of The Jungleterry Districts, Their Revenues, Trade, and Government.

Half-title, title page, one leaf notes, pp. i-xii (dedication), large folding map, 1-88.

Original eighteenth century full-calf ('russia calf') with elaborately gilt-tooled spine and crimson morocco label. Armorial crest of a nobleman stamped in gilt on upper board. Original blue endpapers. 4to.

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Engraved by Richard Earlom (1743-1822), after Johann Zoffany, R.A.

The Embassy of Hyderbeck to Calcutta.

A very fine early impression in a late nineteenth century giltwood and plaster frame with the original glass.
Together with the rare separately published key plate dated 12th July, 1800 (14.2 x 11ins).

Robert Laurie & James Whittle No. 53 Fleet Street, London 12th July 1800

Mezzotint on laid paper with thread margins, 27 x 21 ins.

PR00500 £9,750   

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François Bernier

History of the Late Revolution of the Empire of the Great Mogol

From the library of one of India’s greatest Governor-Generals, Lord Ellenborough, Francois Bernier’s History of the Late Revolution of the Empire of the Great Mogol – one of the most important travel accounts of the seventeenth century. An exceptional association copy – the front pastedown bearing the ink inscription ‘Ellenborough 1835’

The History of the Late Revolution of the Empire of the Great Mogol: together with The most considerable Passages, for 5 years following in That Empire

First Edition in English, London 1671. Moses Pitt. pp. (xvi), 258, (ii-title-page), 176, 102 (‘A Letter to the Lord Colbert’), iv (publisher’s advertisement and Whitehall permission to publish the continuation of Monsieur Bernier’s memoir); (with): A Continuation of the Memoires of Monsieur Bernier, Tome III and IV (1672). pp. 173, 178. (with): A Letter sent from Chinas in Persia. pp. 39, (i). Engraved folding map. 8vo. Bookplate and stamp ‘Earl of Ellenborough’s Heirlooms, Book no. 1113’. Contemporary calf with maroon title-label, book-box with maroon title-label, lettered in gilt. Light browning but a good, tight copy of this great work of travel and research with a fine provenance.

BK000500 £2,750   

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Leitner, G.W.

The Languages and Races of Dardistan.

First edition, London 1876. Folio.

3 parts in one volume. Frontispiece with signed photographic portrait, inserted addendum slip, one full-page mounted photographic plate of a ‘Group of Dards’, 3 mounted photographs on one page showing Greco-Buddhist (Gandharan) sculptures excavated atTakht-I-Bahi on the Panjab (North-West Frontier), 15 engraved text illustrations on 7 pages, and 4 folding maps in pocket, one printed in colour, the rest handcoloured in outline, and another not called for in index.

One of only 100 copies of the first edition signed by Dr. Leitner.

BK000253 £6,500   

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Marshall, Sir John (editor)

Mohenjo-Daro and the Indus Civilization

Arthur Probsthain London Published 1931

Volume I: Text, 14 collotype and other plates (some folding). 2 large coloured folding maps in pocket, one a map of Baluchistan, Sind and Sistan, the second a site plan of Mohenjo-Daro. pp. xxvii, 364.

Volume II: Text, Appendices and Index. 31 line drawings. pp. xiii, (365)-716.

Volume III: 140 collotype plates (15 folding). pp. xi, plus plates. 3 volumes, original pictorial buckram, gilt. Bookplate of L.K. Elmhirst and stamps of Dartington Hall Library. A very good, clean, tight set of this uncommon work. Large 4 to.

Three volumes, original pictorial buckram, gilt. Bookplate of L.K. Elmhirst and stamps of Dartington Hall Library. A very good, clean, tight set of this uncommon work. Large 4to.

BK000501 £3,750   

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Nandalal Bose

Paintings

The only known copy of a folio edition of Bose's paintings

Santiniketan, Birbhum, Bengal Circa 1942

Folio (14.8 x 11ins.), grained effect card wrappers, upper wrapper lettered ‘Nanda Lal Bose/Paintings/ Nandan / Santiniketan’ with tipped-in plate, title page with tipped-in plate, hand-made paper, 4 p.p. text with reviews of Bose’s work from various publications, list of plates with alterations tipped-in, 22 plates

MI000500 £1,750   

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