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POUCHOT DE CHANTASSIN, Claude-Michel, & Joseph-Jacques Le Maire. A New Voyage to the East-Indies in the Year 1690 and 1691.
London : 1696First editions in English. The first part is a translation of Pouchot de Chantassin's Relation du Voyage et Retour des Indes Orientales pendant les Années 1690 & 1691. Par un Garde de la Marine Servant sur le Bord de Monsieur Duquesne (Paris, 1692). His name is not given in this translation, but appears in the privilege to the French edition. "The... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 80264
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 Copac locates only the copy at the British Library; OCLC 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 binding... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 116668
(CORNWALLIS, Charles, first Marquess Cornwallis.) FORREST, G. W. (ed.). Selections from the State Papers of the Governors-General of India. Lord Cornwallis.
Oxford : 1926First edition, first impression. This remains a vital source of information on Cornwallis and was one of the last editorial ventures of the veteran historian of India, Sir George Forrest (1845-1926), a man whose diligent work in the Indian archives "opened the way for a new type of history of British India" (ODNB). Volume I is given over entirely to... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 140904
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
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... 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 OCLC - 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 tea... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 125448
AYNSLEY, Mrs. J. C. Murray. Our Visit to Hindostán, Kashmir, and Ladakh.
London : 1879First and only contemporary edition, a sparkling copy from the library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching, a collection celebrated for its quality (sale at Sotheby's London, 27 March 2014, lot 52). This is the first of three Indian travelogues by Harriet Georgina Maria Murray Aynsley (née Manners-Sutton, 1827-1898), who travelled out to Bombay with her husband,... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 140826
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
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
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
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
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
STRANGE, T. Bland. Gunner Jingo's Jubilee.
London : 1894Second edition, as stated on the half-title and by a short note at the end of the preface remarking, "in correcting this Second Edition, I have to thank my old comrade, Major-General F. T. Whinyates, R. A., for his kind correction of many slipshod mistakes, but much slang has been left for which he is not responsible"; first published the preceding... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 140439
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
SMITH, Sir Harry. The Autobiography of Lieutenant-General Sir Harry Smith.
London : 1902 and 1901First edition of volume II, early reprint of volume I. Smith's (1787-1860) career was remarkable and romantic. His autobiography includes detail of his early service in South America, Monte Video and Buenos Aires in 1806-7; through the Napoleonic Wars: the Peninsular, Corunna, Torres Vedras, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajos - where he met the lovely Juana, the... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 140540
MacGREGOR, Sir Charles, & Francis Gordon Cardew. The Second Afghan War, 1878-80. Abridged Official Account.
London : 1908First and sole edition. This is the only relic of MacGregor's massive official history of the campaign, which was either "treated as a secret work" as according to the Preface, or suppressed by the government for criticisms of Indian defence policy "beyond its terms of reference" (ODNB) Either way, it was reworked by Cardew, historian of the Bengal... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 140704
HÜGEL, Carl Freiherrn von. Kaschmir und das Reich der Siek.
Stuttgart : 1840-8First and only edition of the most important contemporary survey of the geography, history, culture, language and natural history of northern India and Kashmir, never fully translated into any other language. Published over an extended period, complete sets of this undeniably important work are uncommon, particularly as here, preserved in the extremely... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 139491
FRASER, Hastings. Memoir and Correspondence of General James Stuart Fraser.
London : 1885First edition. Fraser's service in India was "long and distinguished" (ODNB). He joined the Madras army at 17 and escorted the Mysore princes to Bengal in 1807. After serving as private secretary to Sir George Barlow, the governor of Madras, he was deputy commissary during the Madras expedition to Mauritius (1810). Being fluent in French he assisted... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 140476
RAIT, Robert S. The Life and Campaigns of Hugh First Viscount Gough Field-Marshal.
Westminster : 1903First edition of this "excellent biography" (Brice), for over a century the only full-length memoir of the man "said to have commanded in more general actions than any other British officer of the nineteenth century except the Duke of Wellington" (ODNB). Gough (1779-1869) was gazetted lieutenant in 1795, and posted to the 78th Highlanders at the Cape... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 140528
BURKE, Edmund. Sammelband of twenty-five 18th-century editions of Burke's writings, including seven first editions.
London : 1780-1800A substantial collection comprising twenty-five early editions of Burke's writings, published between 1780 and 1800, of which six are true first editions (rising to 12 if Todd's first editions, later impressions/issues are counted). The collection aptly illustrates the wide-ranging nature of Burke's political polemics, and indeed the market for them,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 141267
OUTRAM, Sir James. Lieut-General Sir James Outram's Campaign in India, 1857-1858;
London : 1860First UK edition, greatly improved and expanded from the unprocurable Calcutta edition of 1858, and "printed for presentation to personal friends of Sir James Outram, who begs that it may be regarded as a private communication, and not a publication" (title page). It remains uncommon: five copies traced in British and Irish institutional libraries (Aberdeen,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 116085
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". Copac cites copies at only two British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, Oxford), OCLC adds Minnesota.
As... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 127470
RONALDSHAY, Lawrence Dundas, Earl of. Sport and Politics under an Eastern Sky.
Edinburgh : 1902First edition. "Ronaldshay, the future Governor of Bengal and Secretary of State for India, arrived in India in 1899 with travel and sport on his mind." In the first half of the book he travels around Sind, Kashmir and the Himalayas, "enjoying considerable sport... In the second half of this work, Ronaldshay examines the strategic value of the region... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 127439
STEIN, M. Aurel. Serindia.
Oxford : 1921First edition, first impression, of this landmark work which has a strong claim to be the single most important text on Central Asia. Stein explains in his introduction: "The term Serindia, as adopted (in the form Sérinde) by valued French fellow-scholars, is excellently suited for the designation of this region, well-defined by nature as well as by... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 125986
DALZELL, Arthur, 13th earl of Carnwath (ed). Loyal Rulers and Leaders of the East.
London : 1922First and only edition, relatively uncommon, just a dozen copies on OCLC. Handsomely produced tribute to the contributions made by the rulers of South Asia to the war effort. Includes brief sections on Ceylon and Malaya. "The services rendered to civilisation through the ages by Eastern peoples have been incalculable, and not least among these services... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 127568
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
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
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
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
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
[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
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, p96). He explains in his introduction that he was encouraged to write the book by George Broadfoot, at... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 76975
LEWIS, Alun. Letters from India.
Cardiff : 1946First edition, limited to 500 numbered copies of which the first 100 were specially bound in morocco. Collection of letters sent by Lewis from what was to be his final wartime posting to Burma; "It is astonishing how this selection of fragments from letters to his wife and to his parents makes a unified whole, a book with a theme. The letters read like... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 110203
LAWRENCE-ARCHER, James Henry, Capt. Commentaries on the Punjab Campaign, 1848-49.
London : 1878First edition, uncommon just 6 locations on Copac, OCLC adds 15. "The objective of this work is to supply from original and official sources, information on some points of interest, which have not been fully explained either in the Despatches relating to the Punjab campaign, or in other sources also reviewing the current of events from the death of... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 106999
FORSYTH, Sir Douglas. Autobiography and Reminiscences …
London : 1887First edition of this posthumously published memoir of service in Asia, with accounts of Forsyth's two missions to Yarkand, gambits in the Great Game; the second securing "promises... that greatly exceeded anything Yakub Beg had offered his earlier Russian visitors" (Hopkirk, The Great Game, p.354). Shallow though these promises proved to be, the party... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 118098
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, being... 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, OCLC 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
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
NAPIER, Sir William. History of General Sir Charles Napier's Administration of Scinde, and Campaign in the Cutchee Hills.
London : 1851First edition. William Napier was the brother of Charles Napier, who had conquered and administered Sindh and been a leading figure in British India prior to his resignation over his disagreements with Governor-General Lord Dalhousie. William Napier published both an account of the conquest of Sindh and the present volume, a praising account of Charles... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 122301
WHEELER, James Talboys. Hand-book to the Cotton Cultivation in the Madras Presidency:
Madras : 1862First edition. Fairly uncommon, just 16 locations worldwide on OCLC. An official publication compiled at a crisis point for the English cotton trade. The Lancashire Cotton Famine, the result of overproduction at a time of contracting markets and the interruption of imports due to the American Civil War, led to widespread hardship and unrest. One of... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 96950
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
CARDEW, Sir Alexander. The White Mutiny. A Forgotten Episode in the History of the Indian Army.
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
MCCRINDLE, John Watson. The Commerce and Navigation of the Erythraean Sea:
Bombay : 1879First edition in book form, scarce, with one copy listed in auction records in the last 50 years. McCrindle, of the Bengal Educational Service, translated from the Greek two of the most important sources for Arabia and the Persian Gulf in antiquity. The Periplus was written in the first century CE and describes the routes and commercial opportunities... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 94810
[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
BURTON, Isabel. A E I. Arabia Egypt India.
London & Belfast : 1879First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author, "George Augustus Sala, with Isabel Burton's kindest complements - 21 Jun 1879" to the half-title, with Sala's ownership inscription directly below. Sala (1828-1895) was one of the leading writers and journalists in England at this time, and was a long-time friend of both Isabel and her husband... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 119933
YOUNG, Gavin, Major. Reflections on the Present State of British India.
London : 1829First and only edition of this uncommon, significant, and largely overlooked premonishment of the Great Game. It is an important contribution to the debate on the governance of India, from which the arch-opponent of the EIC, and promoter of colonial self-rule, James Silk Buckingham, extracted two whole chapters for publication in his journal The Oriental... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 95661