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RODRIGUES GIRÃO, João. Litterae iaponicae annorum M.DC.IX et X. ad R. admodum piae mem. P. Claudium Aquavivam generalem praepositum Societatis Iesu A.R.P. Provinciali eiusdem in Iapone Societ. missae.
Antwerp : 1615Second Latin edition of this relation concerning the Jesuit mission to Japan during the years 1609 and 1610, the first Italian edition was published by Bartolomeo Zanetti in Rome, 1615, and the first Latin edition, translated by Halloix, appeared in Douai, 1615. The report was addressed to the Superior General of the order, Claudio Acquaviva (1543-1615)... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 87948
MAC CARTHY, Jacques. Choix de voyages dans les quatre parties du monde,
Paris : 1821-22First edition of this rich account of voyages worldwide up to the date of publication, with an expansive and detailed glossary, presented here in an attractive contemporary binding.
Originally from Ireland Jacques Mac Carthy (1785-1835) went into service in the French army in 1800, became a battalion commander, and in 1830 became head of the... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 146684
LANSDOWNE, Henry Charles Keith Petty-Fitzmaurice, fifth marquess of. Speeches of the Marquis of Lansdowne, Viceroy and Governor General of India.
Calcutta : 1894First and only edition, one of 110 copies, rare: among British and Irish institutional libraries Library Hub locates only the copy at the British Library; WorldCat adds a single copy worldwide, at Bibliothèque de documentation internationale contemporaine at Nanterre (described in a note as "Rel. arm." - presumably "reliure armorial" - i.e. an armorial... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 116668
OUTRAM, [James]. The Conquest of Scinde.
Edinburgh and London : 1846First edition, presentation copy of Outram's account of the controversial annexation of Sind, inscribed "With the author's Complements" on the half-title of volume 1, probably in a secretarial hand. Having been specifically requested by Napier as commissioner for the treaty terms, Outram came to identify so closely with the position of the amirs and... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 120230
OLDEKOP, C. A. W. von. Geographie des Russischen Reichs. Nach den neuesten Quellen bearbeitet.
St. Petersburg : 1842First edition, Saint Petersburg issue (also issued with a Leipzig imprint), of Oldekop's survey of Russia, with information on its geography - its extent, borders, mountains, seas, rivers, canals, plants, minerals and animal life, - with statistical information on its inhabitants, agriculture, industry, trade and manufactures, weights, measures and... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 133446
SCHLEGEL, Gustaaf. Problèmes géographiques.
Leiden : 1892-95First edition under this title of a collection of offprints from T'oung-Pao, the oldest international journal of sinology; scarce: Library Hub gives just one location in British and Irish institutional libraries (Cambridge), WorldCat adds 16 worldwide. Gustaaf Schlegel (1840-1903), was one of the most distinguished sinologists of the 19th-century and... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 110279
GEARY, Grattan. Burma, after the Conquest,
London : 1886First edition of this "detailed description of Upper Burma at the time of the annexation" (Speake). Grattan Geary (d. 1900) was "editor of the Times of India, and subsequently acquired the Bombay Gazette where the present work was printed, took a prominent part in Bombay municipal affairs and was at one time Chairman of the Corporation. An able writer,... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 133453
LEPPER, Charles H. The Question of an Overland Route to China from India via Assam,
Richmond : 1882First edition. Scarce, only 2 copies on WorldCat - Stanford and NYPL.This short paper was the culmination of almost 10 years of obsessive work by Lepper trying to identify the best overland route from Indian to China. From the early 1870s he had been writing letters home to England and to Indian newspapers urging the necessity - for the success of the... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 125448
OLUFSEN, Ole. The Emir of Bokhara and his Country.
Copenhagen : 1911First edition, inscribed by the author on the title page, of this highly detailed and well-illustrated study of the region by the Secretary of the Royal Danish Geographical Society, drawing on the material accumulated during his command of the first and Second Danish Pamir Expeditions, 1896-97, 1898-99, from which he brought back more than 700 artefacts... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 104298
ASHE, Waller. Personal Records of the Kandahar Campaign by Officers engaged therein.
London : 1881First edition of an important and uncommon source for the Second Afghan War. "Major Walter sic Ashe has compiled a group of twenty-three letters written by several unnamed officers of the British Army during the Second Afghan War they focus mainly on General Burrow's disastrous defeat at Maiwand, and the consequent relief force led by General Roberts... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 112747
POLUPANOV, Stefan Nikolaevich. Arkhitekturnie pamiatniki Samarkanda [i.e. The Architectural Monuments of Samarkand]
Moscow : 1948First edition. "Official" study of the ancient mosques of Samarkand, suggestive of then current developments in Soviet architectural doctrine. The author Stefan Polupanov (1904-1957) was a leading Tashkent-based architect; "A graduate of the Kharkov Artistic-Construction Institute, Polupanov enjoyed a long career in Tashkent city planning " (Stronski,... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 133933
INDIA. Index to the First Fifty Volumes of the Calcutta Review.
Calcutta : 1873First edition.
The Calcutta Review was established in May, 1844, by Sir John Kaye, who was attached to the Corps of Bengal Artillery and was also the Editor of the notable Calcutta daily, Bengal Hurkara. As per the University of Calcutta's website, "The target audience clearly was the emerging English-educated Bengali middle class".
Extremely... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 117601
SECOND SINO-JAPANESE WAR. Showa 23-nen Shina Jihen shussei kinen shashincho :Hokushi sensen hen [in Japanese: A photograph album in memory of soldiers at the front lines during the China-Japan Conflict of 1937-1938].
Tokyo : 1938First edition of this uncommon Japanese propaganda piece recording the opening campaigns of the Japanese in the Second Sino-Japanese War. Japan's failure to defeat China in this war became the key dynamic for what happened in Asia during the Second World War. In his award-winning study of the conflict - China's War with Japan, 1937-1945: The Struggle... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 114232
BURTON, Richard F. Four autograph Indian recipes:
[c.1850]A brief but fascinating list of Indian recipes attesting to Burton's absorption of the culture of the subcontinent. Burton's father was a colonel in the Indian Army and in 1842 finally "acquiesced to his son's requests and purchased a commission for him in the Bombay army. Burton arrived in India on 28 October 1842 and was posted to the 18th regiment... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 127294
COMBE, Boyce Albert. Letters from B.A.C.
London : 1880First and sole edition of this important eyewitness account of the Second Afghan War, privately printed in a putative edition of 25 copies only, with the ownership inscription of the author's mother on a preliminary blank: "Eliza Combe, Jan: 1881". Library Hub cites copies at only two British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, Oxford), WorldCat... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 127470
MICHAUD, Joseph François. Histoire des progrès de la la chûte de l'empire de Mysore, sous les règnes d'Hyder-Aly et Tippoo-Saïb;
Paris : 1801First edition of an important contribution to the literature of Tipu Sultan. "In light of Michaud's anti-Napoleonic stance, this interpretation of Indian history, relying upon the devastation by conquest of a utopian society, may be seen as a warning against French expansionist ventures... Undoubtedly Michaud is inviting a reading of his work in light... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 122365
KLEIN, William. Tokyo.
Paris : First edition, first printing, French issue (both the French and Japanese issues were printed in Japan and issued apparently simultaneously). An important association copy, with Klein's contemporary signed presentation inscription on the half title to his friend Germano Facetti, and his wife, "to Germano, man of the future, noblest Roman of them all,... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 115928
HODGES, William. Travels in India, during the Years 1780, 1781, 1782, & 1783.
London : 1793First edition, in a superior Regency binding; a second edition was published the following year. "The first professional landscape artist to visit India and please such tastes for the picturesque and the sublime was William Hodges (1744-1797). He went with a highly individual vision and style of painting which had been formed while he was official artist... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 117400
INDIAN RAILWAYS. Railway System of India.
Calcutta : 1902Well presented map depicting the latest developments in the Indian railways covering the subcontinent from Baluchistan and Kashmir in the North to the Malay Peninsula in the East. This 1:5,068,800 map shows the state of the system at the beginning of a period of wide expansion, just one year after the establishment of the Indian Railway Board.
Though... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 129657
RUSSIAN ARMY REFORM. Polozheniye o pereformirovanii armeyskoy kavalerii (Regulations on the Reformation of the Cavalry).
St Petersburg : 1833First and only edition, genuinely scarce, a single copy traced to the Russian Presidential Library. A handsomely presented volume, a contribution towards Nicholas I's efforts at far-reaching reform of the army, a volume which would have had minimal distribution among those directly involved in the administration. This copy identified, by the gilt-stamped... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 133891
SMYTH, George Carmichael. A History of the Reigning Family of Lahore,
Calcutta : 1847First edition. Institutionally well-represented, but only one copy at auction in the last 40 years. Smyth "had been in India for twenty-six years and could claim to be well-informed" (Khurana, British Historiography on the Sikh Power in the Punjab, p. 96). He explains in his introduction that he was encouraged to write the book by George Broadfoot,... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 76975
HÜGEL, Carl Freiherrn von. Travels in Kashmir and the Panjab,
London : 1845First edition of this English translation, a narrative travelogue from the finest and most detailed study of the region made during the nineteenth century. Possessed of a short but select list of subscribers, including Mountstuart Elphinstone, Capt. Beaufort, Pottinger, Prinsep, Claude Wade, Malcolm, and Vigne, this work is uncommon on the market, just... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 139471
MOHANTY, Bijoy Chandra; K. V. Chandramouli; H. D. Naik. Natural Dyeing Processes of India.
Ahmedabad : 1987First edition, first printing, of this comprehensive guide to the dyeing techniques of India, retaining all the original samples of different textiles. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 140149
STALKER, John. A Treatise of Japaning and Varnishing,
Oxford : 1688First edition of one of the earliest and certainly most attractive of the English pattern books introducing the process of japanning ("an art much admir'd by us, and all those who hold any commerce with the Inhabitants of Japan"), alongside accounts of techniques for decorating furniture and small objects, such as varnishing, burnishing, and gilding.... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 138833
VARTHEMA, Ludovico di. Ludovici Patritii Romani novum itinerarium Aethiopiae: Aegypti: utriusque Arabiae: Persidis: Siriae: ac Indiae: intra et extra Ganges.
Milan : 1511]Notably rare first Latin edition of Varthema's influential account of his undercover travel through the Ottoman Empire, Safavid Persia, and India, "one of the most remarkable travel books of the Renaissance" (Blackmer), a copy with significant provenance, from the library of the highly cultured imperial secretary Jacopo Bannisio, with his ownership... Learn More£150,000.00
Stock Code: 142207
JAZZ. The Newest Pocket Jazz.
Japan : 1938Presumed first edition, rare, with no other copy traced among institutional libraries. A fascinating little publication, an eclectic mix of popular songs from around the world, with scores and lyrics in both Japanese and English; jazz was no doubt used in the present context as a signifier of modernism and excitement, rather than in terms of the musical... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 135719
VASILIEV, N.E., M.N.Volkov & V.I. Dobrovolskiy. Kazakstan v tsifrah. Statisticheskiy dvukhnedelnik kazstatupravleniya No. 6-7
Alma-Ata : 1928Extremely rare issue of the official journal of the Kazakh Statistical Department offering the first detailed description of Alma-Ata as the capital: "because of the recent move of the capital and the lack of any standardized information on Alma-Ata from the statistical, economic and historical points of view, we have decided to dedicate this enlarged... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 145808
GRAY, John Henry. Walks in the City of Canton.
Victoria, Hong Kong, : 1875First edition, extremely uncommon, Library Hub locates just 5 copies - BL, V & A, Cambridge, Durham and Leeds, SOAS has only the 1974 reprint. Gray presents a guide-book offering seven detailed itineraries for walks taking in sights around the city, with references linking back to the substantial text providing the historical, social and "ethnographical"... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 90820
FRANCKLIN, William. Researches on the Jeynes and Boodhists;
London : 1827First edition of a key book in the formation of the Victorian discourse about Buddhism and Brahmanism, which also includes include a discussion of serpent worship in various parts of the world.
Francklin (1763-1839) was the son of the classical scholar and dramatist Thomas Francklin. He enjoyed a considerable reputation as an oriental scholar,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 96923
KHANSAHEB, Ishwarlal P. & Tribhuvan J. Sheth. Hints on the Study of Gujarati.
Bhaga Talao, Surat : 1913Fourth edition, first published 1900, still in print in a tenth edition in 1938. Fairly uncommon, WorldCat locates 19 copies worldwide, but just 4 locations in the UK, BL, SOAS, Oxford, TCD. "There is no denying the fact that many forces are at work at the present day, towards the development and cultivation of Indian vernaculars. What with our significant... Learn More£65.00
Stock Code: 98303
Paris : 1840-1852First edition in any European language, and the first procurable edition of the original Sanskrit, of the work identified by Sir Aurel Stein as "practically the sole extent product of Sanskrit literature possessing the character of a true chronicle" (cited after Mirsky, Sir Aurel Stein: Archaeological Explorer, p. 23). The 12-year interval between the... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 113705
CHINDITS. Collection of material relating to Wingate's Chindits and their campaigns in Burma.
1940s-1980s]Superb collection of material concerning the Chindits, includes Wingate's Report on the Operations of 77th Brigade; the original MS of the Hedley's book Jungle Fighter; a number of SEAC Chindit publications; a small trove of pieces from the collection of a serving Chindit officer, including intelligence reports, some excellent press photographs, and... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 65880
FRUNEAU, René. Collection of six scarce works on navigation, hydrography, meteorology, and astronomy published at Nantes.
Nantes : 1829-33First editions of a group of rather eccentric theoretical papers on a range of matters maritime by an "ancien marin Nantaise", based in his experiences as a ship's captain in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific oceans. In his introduction to the first "opuscule" Fruneau insists that he is not seeking patronage (Certes! l'intérêt ni autres motifs n'ont... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 67938
WELLESLEY, Richard. Notes relative to the Late Transactions in the Marhatta [sic] Empire.
London : 1804First London edition of this account of the early stages of the Second Anglo-Maratha War (1803-5), first published the previous year at Calcutta. Issued anonymously, it was the work Richard, Marquess Wellesley, at the time governor-general of Bengal, and older brother of the duke of Wellington who took a significant part in these campaigns, and it glorifies... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 143667
KRUSENSTERN, Adam Johann von. Voyage autour du monde, fait dans les années 1803, 1804, 1805 et 1806,
Paris : 1821First edition in French of the first Russian circumnavigation, one of the most significant Pacific voyages after Cook, presented here in superior condition in a choice period binding, complete with the rare atlas of plates, "very important and difficult to obtain" (Hill). A highly desirable set.
Krusenstern (Ivan Fedorovich Kruzenshtern, 1770-1846)... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 143059
DE GAURY, Gerald, & H. V. F. Winstone, (eds). The Road to Kabul.
London : 1981Superb presentation copy of the first edition of this anthology of work by travellers in Central Asia, signed by the author, and with a letter presenting the book to Robert Heber-Percy, 'The Mad Boy', young lover of the eccentric Lord Berners, with whom de Gaury became fascinated, and who accompanied him on his delicate diplomatic mission to visit Ibn... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 141824
MEDOVSHCHIKOV, Nikolai Nikolaevich. Bakhchysaray. Avtolithografii.
Simferopol : 1927First and only edition of this locally produced, high quality pictorial souvenir of Bakhchysarai, the ancient capital of the Crimean Khanate. A sequence of evocative lithographs drawn direct to the stone by the noted theatrical designer N. N. Medovshchikov (1898-1988). This copy warmly inscribed by the author "to my kinsperson for the good memory"verso... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 143791
KHANYKOV, Nikolay Vladimirovich. Opisanie Bukharskogo Khanstva [Description of the Khanate of Bukhara].
St Petersburg : 1843First and only edition, uncommon, just 9 locations recorded on WorldCat. A classic of the literature of the Great Game, probably the first attempt at a scientific description of the Khanate of Bukhara. The author was the noted Russian orientalist, historian and diplomat Nikolay Khanykov (1819-1878) and is based on his experience during Colonel Konstantin... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 119911
UNO, Kazumaro. Corregidor: Isle of Delusion.
Shanghai : [September 1942]First edition of the collected and expanded articles of Kazumaro "Buddy" Uno relating to the battle for the island of Corregidor between Japanese and American forces during the first months of 1942. Uno, an American-born Japanese journalist and member of the Press Bureau of the Imperial Japanese Army, was posted to Manila on 29 April 1942. When the... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 129214
PASHINO, Petr Ivanovich. Turkestanskii krai v 1866 [Travel Notes, Turkestan 1866]
St Petersburg : 1868First and only edition, decidedly uncommon, an online search of institutional libraries showing only 9 locations worldwide, and just a single copy at auction in the last 50 years. A keenly observed and highly desirable insider's account of the early days of Russian Turkestan, with a focus on Tashkent - capital of Russian Turkestan and now of Uzbekistan... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 117849
HOLLINGBERY, William. A History of His Late Highness Nizam Alee Khaun, Soobah of the Dekhan.
Calcutta : 1805First edition of this very scarce account of the Deccan and its rulers, that area of southern India that included the state of Hyderabad, with a focus on the life of the ruler Nizam Ali Khan, Asaf Jah II (1734-1803), who had recently assisted the British in the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War, which concluded with the death of Tipu Sultan at Seringapatam in... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 122403
SUN TZU; GILES, Lionel (trans.) Sun Tzu on the Art of War.
London : 1910First edition of the first full translation of Sun Tzu directly from the Chinese original. At the time of his translation, Giles was assistant in the Department of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts at the British Museum, widely considered one of the leading sinologues of his day, and this one of his finest works. Inevitably well represented institutionally,... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 141037
ELPHINSTONE, Mountstuart. An Account of the Kingdom of Caubul and its Dependencies in Persia, Tartary, and India.
London : 1815First edition of this superbly detailed regional study, compiled by the ambassador, and which continued to inform British policy on the north-western frontier until the 1840s, well-illustrated by a series of costume plates, which are closer to individuated portraits than the "types" usually encountered in such works.
Elphinstone stands out as... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 105235
SCHMOLLER, Hans. Mr Gladstone's Washi.
Newtown, PA : 1984First edition, limited to 500 copies printed on mouldmade Hahnemühle paper in Van Dijck types, of which this is number 352. A most attractive production, incorporating a facsimile of Sir Harry Parkes's original report and handsome reproductions of various artefacts that he collected in the course of his inquiry. "At the request of the Foreign Secretary... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 113217
AH FONG PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO. The Sino-Japanese Hostilities 1937; [together with:] The Sino-Japanese Hostilities Shanghai 1937. Index.
Shanghai & Wei-Hai-Wei : 1937First edition of the complete set of 200 silver gelatin photographs issued by the Ah Fong Photography Studio, recording the brutal siege and conquest of Shanghai by the Japanese at the opening of the Second Sino-Japanese War. Japan's failure to defeat China in this war became the key dynamic for what happened in Asia during the Second World War. In... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 111970
SIRÉN, Osvald. Early Chinese Paintings.
London : 1938Limited edition, number 294 of 750 copies, inscribed by A. W. Bahr on the limitation page: "the 18th September 1958. To Marjorie Phelps Starr, every good wishes for your gifted appreciation and understanding of the great Chinese pictorial art. With great hopes for your own personal expressions. Sincerely your well wishing friend O. W. Bahr Ridgefield,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 145347
CENTRAL ASIA. Karta sredney Azia. (Map of Central Asia.)
Moscow : 1878First created in 1863, as Russia began its concerted expansion into the Central Asian khanates, considerably upping the stakes in the Great Game, this map covers an area bounded by Lake Urma, Iran in the West, into the Akmolinskaya Oblast in the North, Tien-Shan in the East, and as far as the Gulf of Oman and Balochistan in the South. It was updated... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 128957
WILSON, John, of the Scottish Mission, Bombay. An Exposure of the Hindu Religion,
Bombay : 1832First edition of this uncommon and confrontational tract by the eminent Scottish missionary and orientalist John Wilson (1804-1875), a reply to the Hindu theologian Mora Bhatta Dandekara's Hindudharmasthapana (Vindication of Hindu Religion), published in Marathi and translated here by way of preface; part of a fascinating print war between the two men.... Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 145823
MARTIN, Robert Montgomery. Our Indian Empire and the adjacent countries of Afghanistan, Beloochistan, Persia, etc. Depicted and described by Pen and Pencil.
London : 1879-81First edition thus, based on Martin's The Indian Empire (1858-61), but with a new introduction taking in recent developments in the Great Game, volume III closing with the conclusion of the Second Afghan War (1878-80) and General Roberts's entry into Kandahar.
The Dublin-born writer and civil servant Robert Montgomery Martin (c.1802-1868), wrote... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 137592
WATHEN, James. Journal of a Voyage, in 1811 and 1812, to Madras and China;
London : 1814First edition of this attractive, informative and well-illustrated travelogue. In 1811, Wathen (1751-1828), a glover from Hereford, occupied his retirement with numerous expeditions mostly within the British Isles, and many written up for the Gentleman's Magazine, to which he was a frequent contributor.
In 1811 he sailed to India and China with... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 142461
BEHR, Johann von der. Diarium, oder Tage-Buch über dasjenige,
Jena : 1668First and only edition of this fascinating account of the East Indies and Persia by a German soldier in the service of the VOC. "Behr enlisted in 1641 and sailed to Batavia about two years later he went on to serve in Java, as well as with the fleet of Johann Maetsuycker on the Malabar Coast. Apart from a voyage to Persia, Behr spent four of his six... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 141776
[LANG, Herbert Gordon.] The "Walking-Stick" Method of Self-Defence.
London : First edition of this idiosyncratic stick-fighting handbook combining the "canne" method of Swiss master Pierre Vigny (referred to by Lang as "Vigui") with the "bois" method widespread in the West Indies. The author, a police superintendent in Kathiawar, was born in Grenada in 1887, and possibly came into contact with canne in London, where Vigny taught... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 117850
SULLIVAN, Edward The Bungalow and the Tent.
London : 1854First edition. Sullivan, the son of Rear-Admiral Sir Charles Sullivan, was a travel writer whose prose was replete with "true, fresh vivacity, energy, generosity of mind, quickness of observation, and instinct for fun" (The Living Age, Vol. XXXV p. 568). Here Sullivan describes a trip where, "with understated fortitude, he notes being left in the 'agreeable'... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 127198
GOLF; JAPAN - WHITE, Cyril T. H. Commonplace book containing documents relating to cruises on the China Station and elsewhere.
1890-1906A naval officer's commonplace book from the last years of the 19th century containing rare ephemera, notably two printed documents of 1897 relating to the Hakodate Golf Club. These both predate the accepted date for the foundation of the "first golf club in Japan", at Kobe in 1901. Hakodate, on the northern island of Hokkaido, was the first Japanese... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 117485
BICHURIN, Iakinf. Sobranie svedeni o narodah, obitavshih v Sredney Azii v drevnie vremena
St Petersburg : 1851First edition, considered as the first scientific attempt at an ancient history of Central Asia. This was Bichurin's last work, bringing together data collected over the previous three decades. Inevitably it is mostly based on Chinese materials, but, as Bichurin states in the preface, he wanted to show the ethnic history of the whole region of Central... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 119926
KALIDASA. The Mégha Dúta;
Calcutta : 1813First edition of the first translation into any European language of one of the most influential poems in the Sanskrit canon. Kalidasa has been described by Edwin Gerow, a noted authority on Sanskrit poetics, as "probably the greatest Indian writer of any epoch" (Britannica). From internal evidence it has been suggested that he was a Brahman during... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 122308
MOLL, Herman. Atlas Geographus: or, a Compleat System of Geography, Ancient and Modern...
London : 1712First edition in book form, volume III of five, covering Asia, complete in itself and with all listed maps, charts, plates and tables, including maps of Arabia, Persia, India, China, East Indies, Japan, Tartary and Independent Tartary. The complete set of five volumes is notably scarce, and individual volumes highly uncommon. "In 1711, Moll founded... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 94077
ORLICH, Leopold von. Travels in India, including Sinde and the Punjab.
London : 1845First edition in English, same year as the first German, an exceptional association copy, from the personal library of the earl of Ellenborough, who was Governor General at the time of the events described. It is uncommon in the cloth.
Orlich (1804-60) was a Prussian officer in the Emperor Alexander Regiment who sought permission to join the... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 139592
CARDEW, Sir Alexander. The White Mutiny. A Forgotten Episode in the History of the Indian Army.
London : 1929First edition. Detailed account of a little remembered incident of Indian history. Sir George Hilaro Barlow, having been made Governor of Madras, arrived in India, and "By his repellent manners he began by turning every one against him, and then quarrelled with the leading men, both of the army and civil service" (DNB). He abolished the monthly allowance... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 69378
WATSON, Ernest. The Principal Articles of Chinese Commerce (Import and Export).
Shanghai : 1930Second edition, first published in 1923, specially written by a tariff expert at the request of the Inspector General for the examination staff of the Chinese customs service and amounting to an exhaustive catalogue of import and exports going through Shanghai at the time: fibres (silk, cotton, animal hair), oils, fats, and waxes, dyes, colours, pigments,... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 110458