Search results for: 'his dark materials'
FERISHTA, & Jonathan SCOTT. Ferishta's History of Dekkan,
Shrewsbury : 1794First edition of this translation of one of the most important histories of India, by the late 16th-century Persian historian Muhammad Qasim Hindu Shah, known as Ferishta. The British orientalist Jonathan Scott (1753-1829) had it published at his own expense in his native Shrewsbury. Scott served as an officer with the East India Company and saw action... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 109136
(JAPANESE ARCHITECTURE.) Go Fusuma Mi Hon. (Fusuma handmade samples.)
Kyoto : c.1910Meiji-era salesman's sample catalogue with a selection of superb hand-stencilled paper and paper-backed silks for use on Japanese fusuma room dividing screens, some of them showing clear arts and crafts influence.
The selection begins with two heavily textured plain papers, followed by three where designs are printed onto a bark-textured paper similar... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 103576
GRIFFIN, Lepel H., & Charles Francis Massy. Collection of three works on the rulers of the Punjab, handsomely bound in matching style.
Lahore and Allahabad, : 1870 - 1890A genuinely rare opportunity to acquire these three highly elusive monographs on the ruling families of the Punjab, each a remarkable work of exhaustive research written or inspired by Lepel H. Griffin, one of the most colourful officials in nineteenth century British India, the man described by his fellow Indian administrator, Sir Walter Lawrence,... Learn More£12,000.00
Stock Code: 140157
YATE, C. E. Northern Afghanistan or Letters from the Afghan Boundary Commission.
Edinburgh & London : 1888First edition, scarce. Account of one of the last confrontations of the Great Game; "The flashpoint was the remote and little-known oasis of Pandjeh, lying halfway between Merv and Herat, and destined shortly to become a household word" (Hopkirk, The Great Game, p. 425).
Sir Charles Edward Yate (1849-1940) administrator in India and politician,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 140230
PRINSEP, Henry Thoby. Origin of the Sikh Power in the Punjab, and the Political Life of Muha-Raja Runjeet Singh,
Calcutta : 1834First and only contemporary edition of this highly authentic account, based on probably the most accurate first-hand report on the life and times of Ranjit Singh. The portrait of the maharajah was taken from the life by a noted Indian portraitist and engraved by the Indian master-engraver of the Calcutta mint. Extremely uncommon on the market, no auction... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 139506
STENT, George Carter. Scraps from my Sabretasche.
London : 1882First edition of this scarce and colourful memoir, "full of material that would sound familiar to any reader of Kipling's stories set in India" and teeming with detail. This copy skilfully restored in the attractive original cloth.
Stent's book includes a description of "an elephant who plays jokes on his keeper, to Stent's dressing up as a woman... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 140276
(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