Contributions towards the Elucidation of their Ancient and Mediaeval History.
First Edition. A pioneering study on the subject which remains historiographically influential. Rajendralala Mitra (1823-91) was a key figure in the Bengal Renaissance, the first modern Indologist of Indian origin, who advanced the scientific approach to history and made major contributions to regional archaeology. He became the first Indian President of the Asiatic Society in 1885.
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2 volumes octavo. Original blue cloth, title gilt to spines, gilt device to front boards, frieze running across head and tail of the binding in blind to the boards and gilt to the spines, brown surface-paper endpapers. Illustrations to the text. A little rubbed, head and tail of the spines slightly crumpled and with a few negligible splits, bookplates quite neatly removed from the front pastedowns, light browning, scatter of foxing to the fore-edges, overall very good.