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  • Radjatarangini: Histoire des rois du Kachmir [Rajatarangini: History of the Kings of Kashmir] by [Kalhana] Troyer, M. A[nthony]. (translator)
    [Kalhana] Troyer, M. A[nthony]. (translator)
    Radjatarangini: Histoire des rois du Kachmir [Rajatarangini: History of the Kings of Kashmir]

    First Edition

    Paris: Imprimerie royale (volume 3: Imprimerie nationale), 1840-1852. The first Western and second-ever publication of the great Kashmiri historical epic, the Rajatarangini, written by the Brahmin Kalhana in the middle of the 12th century. A very scarce and attractive complete set of the first printing of this edition. Three volumes: [vi] xxiv, 584; [iv] 640; [iv] xvi, 723. Published as part of the series Memoires; textes orientaux et traductions publies par la Societe asiatique de Paris. Individual volume titles as follow: Volume 1. Texte sanscrit des six premiers livres et notes [Sanskrit text and notes on the first six books]. Volume 2. Traduction; esquisse geographique et ethnographique du Kachmir ancien et moderne; examen critique des six primiers livres [Translation…

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    Paris: Imprimerie royale (volume 3: Imprimerie nationale), 1840-1852. The first Western and second-ever publication of the great Kashmiri historical epic, the Rajatarangini, written by the Brahmin Kalhana in the middle of the 12th century. A very scarce and attractive complete set of the first printing of this edition. Three volumes: [vi] xxiv, 584; [iv] 640; [iv] xvi, 723. Published as part of the series Memoires; textes orientaux et traductions publies par la Societe asiatique de Paris. Individual volume titles as follow: Volume 1. Texte sanscrit des six premiers livres et notes [Sanskrit text and notes on the first six books]. Volume 2. Traduction; esquisse geographique et ethnographique du Kachmir ancien et moderne; examen critique des six primiers livres [Translation with geographic and ethnographic sketch of ancient and modern Kashmir, with a critique of the first six books]. Volume 3: Traduction, e claircissements historiques et chronologiques relatifs aux septieme et huitieme livres [Translation and historical and chronological explanation of the seventh and eighth books]. The northern Indian realm of Kashmir was an important center of Hinduism and later of Buddhism, and both subjects are treated in the Rajatarangini, making it an important source for the study of the history of the two religions. The original text of the Rajatarangini consists of eight books. The first three books trace the history of Kashmir from the legendary the times of the Hindu deity Krishna to the ninth century. In the remaining five books, Kalhana recounts the history from the Utpala dynasty (beginning in 855 a.d.) to Kalhana's own time. As an innovative historian, Kalhana drew upon written records, oral histories of the royal courts, and historical inscriptions carved on temples and statues. In the mid-1830s, the Calcutta Baptist Mission Press undertook a project to print the ancient Sanskrit epics for the first time, including an edition of the first six books of the Rajatarangini. Anthony Troyer, a British captain with a talent for languages, acquired a copy of the Calcutta edition and returned with it to Europe in 1835. Over the next five years, he corrected that edition and then reprinted it in Sanskrit with copious notes in French, which were published as volume one of this edition. Troyer's second volume included a translation of the first six books into French (apparently the first European translation of Kalhana's history). He had planned to provide a translation of books seven and eight at the same time, but the manuscript he requested from India went missing and other events conspired to delay publication until 1852. Volume three, which, due to the delay, is often missing from the set, is entirely devoted to a French translation of the final two books of Kalhana's text. ISBN: B00404S3OW.

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    Very good in half morocco and marbled paper-covered boards. Spine in six compartments with gilt titles. Wear to bottom edges; old paper shelf label on spines, and stamp of an Arabic or Persian library on title pages. Minor foxing to pages, but generally clean and bright. [JSP02]

    Book ID: 49518
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  • Boyle, C. A.
    "Naqluna" or Some Pushtu Proverbs and Sayings

    Peshawar, Pakistan: Faqir Chand Marwah, 1938. A collection of proverbs and sayings from the Pashto border region of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Each proverb is presented in the original Arabic, followed by an English translation and an explanation and sometimes an equivalent proverb in English. ISBN: 281AIB1041593.

    Two copies of what were apparently proofs for the second edition, typeset from the first with a new introduction for this edition. Both copies are hardbound and extensively corrected in ink. The corrections in the two copies are often the same, but one has many more corrections to the Arabic text than the other.

    Each copy is presented to the author by the publisher on the title page. At first glance, these seem to be copies of the second edition marked up for a third (there was a 1939 printing, which is quite uncommon). However, one of the corrections marked in this copy is to the title and that change was incorporated into the second edition, suggesting these copies were used for the second edition and not a third.

    Book ID: 209247
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  • Randhawa, M. S. (editor). All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society
    Roopa-lekha. Vol. XXXIII, Nos. 1-2; Vol. XXXIV, Nos. 1-2; Vol. XXXV, Nos. 1-2; Vol. XXXVI, Nos. 1-2. (bound in single volume)

    First Edition

    New Delhi: All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, n.d., ca. 1962-1964. Four volumes bound in one volume: Vol. XXXIII: 119 pages; Vol. XXXIV: 81 pages; Vol. XXXV: 97 pages; Vol. XXXVI: 213 pages. All issues bound with their covers. Color and B/W illustrations. ISBN: 281AIB1050170.

    First edition (first printing). A very good copy in black cloth and leather covers with bright gilt lettering on spine. Edge and corner wear to covers. Spine edges are worn. Contents fine.

    Book ID: 266516
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  • Ukil, Barada and Krishna Chaitanya (editors). The All-India Fine Arts & Crafts Society
    Roopa-Lekha: Illustrated Journal of Indian arts and crafts. (Vol. XXIII, Nos. 1 & 2; Vol. XXIV, Nos. 1-2; Vol. XXV, Nos. 1-2) Bound as single volume

    First Edition

    New Delhi: The All-India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, 1952-1954. Three volumes bound as one: 104 pages, 89 pages, 75 pages. Each issue bound with its covers. Tipped-in color plates and numerous B/W illustrations. 13.25 x 10.25 inches. ISBN: 281AIB1050162.

    First edition (first printing). A very good copy in black cloth and leather covers with title in bright gilt on spine. Edge and corner wear to covers with 1 inch closed tear at top of spine. Spine edges are worn. Contents are fine.

    Book ID: 266507
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  • Chaitanya, Krishna (editor). The All-India Fine Arts & Crafts Society
    Roopa-Lekha: Illustrated Journal of Indian Arts & Crafts (Vol. XXVI, Nos. 1-2; Vol. XXVII, Nos. 1-2) Bound as single volume

    First Edition

    New Delhi: All-India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, 1955-1956. Two volumes bound as one: Vol. XXVI: 82, 113 pages; Vol. XXVII: 81, 73 pages. Each issue bound with its covers. Tipped-in color plates and numerous B/W illustrations. ISBN: 281AIB1050163.

    First edition (first printing). A very good copy in black cloth and leather covers with bright gilt lettering on spine. Edge and corner wear. to covers. Spine edges are worn. Contents are fine.

    Book ID: 266511
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  • Randhawa, M.S. (editor). All-India Fine Arts and Crafts Society
    Roopa-lekha (Volume XXVIII, Nos. 1-2; Vol. XXIX: Nos. 1-2) Bound in single volume

    First Edition

    New Delhi: All-India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, 1958-1959. Two volumes bound as one: Vol. XXVIII: 103 pages, 108 pages; Vol. XXIX: 129 pages. Each issue bound with its covers. Tipped-in color plates. Numerous B/W illustrations. ISBN: 281AIB1050166.

    First edition (first printing). A very good copy in black cloth and leather covers with bright gilt lettering on spine. Edge and corner wear to covers. Spine edges are worn. Contents fine.

    Book ID: 266513
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  • Mehta, Vishwanath
    Manifesto to the Self-Denialist: Towards Truer Democracy

    First Edition

    Agrawal Cottage, Gita Nagar, Simla-4: Visvakala Publications, 1965. 131 pages. The author "aim(s) at a transformation of society through mobilization of human intelligence and universal sympathy..." - from the accompanying letter. ISBN: 281AIB1048939.

    Inscribed by the author on front free endpaper: "To the great thinker I have always adored. With compliments, Vishwanath Mehta. 21/12/65." Inscribed to Bertrand Russell. Accompanied by typed letter signed, to Russell, dated January 3, 1966, describing the aims of the book and requesting Russell's assistance in establishing the Visvakala Mandir. First edition (first printing). A very good copy in gray cloth with bright gilt lettering on spine. Mild edge wear. No dust jacket.

    Book ID: 264327
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  • Catalogue of the Sanskrit Manuscripts in the Library of the India Office. Part IV, Samskrit Literature, A. Scientific and Technical Literature. VII: Philosophy and VIII: Tantra by Windisch, Ernt and Julius Eggeling
    Windisch, Ernt and Julius Eggeling
    Catalogue of the Sanskrit Manuscripts in the Library of the India Office. Part IV, Samskrit Literature, A. Scientific and Technical Literature. VII: Philosophy and VIII: Tantra

    First Edition

    London: Printed by Order of the Secretary of State for India in Council, 1894. xi, 595-922 pages. ISBN: 281AIB1016889.

    First edition (first printing). Modern buckram (hardcover), preserving the original wrappers. Contents very good or better. Not ex-library.

    Book ID: 76296
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  • Randhawa, M. S. (editor). All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society
    Roopa-lekha. Vol. XXXI, No. 2; Vol. XXII, No. 1-2. (bound in single volume)

    First Edition

    New Delhi: All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, 1959, 1960. Three issues bound in one volume: Vol. XXXI: 82 pages plus ads; Vol. XXXII: No. 1: 89 plus ads, No. 2: 115 plus ads. All issues bound with covers. Tipped-in color plates. Numerous B/W illustrations. ISBN: 281AIB1050168.

    First edition (first printing). A very good copy in black cloth and leather covers with bright gilt lettering on spine. Edge and corner wear to covers. Spine edges are worn. Contents fine.

    Book ID: 266514
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  • Lesser Known Forms of Performing Arts in India by Mukhopadhyay, Durgadas (compiled and edited by)
    Mukhopadhyay, Durgadas (compiled and edited by)
    Lesser Known Forms of Performing Arts in India

    First Edition

    New Delhi: Sterling Publishers, 1978. xii, 132 pages. An anthology of 23 essays on "lesser-known forms of classical, folk, and tribal dance, theater, music, and painting traditions"--dust jacket. ISBN: 9780842610049.

    First edition (first printing). A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket.

    Book ID: 139129
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  • Catalogue of the Sanskrit Manuscripts in the Library of the India Office. Part V, Samskrit Literature, A. Scientific and Technical Literature. IX. Medicine; X. Astronomy and Mathematics; XI. Architecture and Technical Science by Eggeling, Julius (editor)
    Eggeling, Julius (editor)
    Catalogue of the Sanskrit Manuscripts in the Library of the India Office. Part V, Samskrit Literature, A. Scientific and Technical Literature. IX. Medicine; X. Astronomy and Mathematics; XI. Architecture and Technical Science

    First Edition

    London: Printed by Order of the Secretary of State for India in Council, 1896. v, 923-1150 pages. ISBN: 281AIB1016891.

    First edition (first printing). Modern buckram (hardcover), preserving the original wrappers. Contents very good or better. Not ex-library.

    Book ID: 76295
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  • Catalogue of the Sanskrit Manuscripts in the Library of the India Office. Part II, Samskrit Literature, A. Scientific and Technical Literature: Grammar, Lexicography, Prosody, Music by Eggeling, Julius
    Eggeling, Julius
    Catalogue of the Sanskrit Manuscripts in the Library of the India Office. Part II, Samskrit Literature, A. Scientific and Technical Literature: Grammar, Lexicography, Prosody, Music

    First Edition

    London: Printed by Order of the Secretary of State for India in Council, 1889. i, 155-320, i. ISBN: 281AIB1016895.

    First edition (first printing). Modern buckram (hardcover), preserving the original wrappers. Wrappers stained, else very good or better. Not ex-library.

    Book ID: 76293
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  • Catalogue of the Sanskrit Manuscripts in the Library of the India Office. Part III, Samskrit Literature, A. Scientific and Technical Literature. II: Rhetoric and Law by Eggeling, Julius
    Eggeling, Julius
    Catalogue of the Sanskrit Manuscripts in the Library of the India Office. Part III, Samskrit Literature, A. Scientific and Technical Literature. II: Rhetoric and Law

    First Edition

    London: Printed by Order of the Secretary of State for India in Council, 1891. i, 321-594, ii. ISBN: 281AIB1016894.

    First edition (first printing). Modern buckram (hardcover), preserving the original wrappers. Contents very good (some staining to final pages). Not ex-library.

    Book ID: 76294
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  • Guide of Agra and Delhi Containing Maps, Plans, Views and Descriptions of Mughal Buildings with English Translations from Arabic & Persain Poems by Mohd. Kale Khan & Son
    Mohd. Kale Khan & Son
    Guide of Agra and Delhi Containing Maps, Plans, Views and Descriptions of Mughal Buildings with English Translations from Arabic & Persain Poems

    Mohd. Kale Khan & Son, n.d, ca 1940s. 88 pages. Folding map of Agra. B/W illustrations. ISBN: 281AIB1048762.

    Very good in illustrated wrappers (paperback). Some tanning and fading to covers. Contents very good

    Book ID: 264016
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  • Early Stone Temples of Orissa by Dehejia, Vidya
    Dehejia, Vidya
    Early Stone Temples of Orissa

    First Edition

    New Delhi: Vikas Publishing House, 1979. 217 pages. Many black-and-white photographs. ISBN: 9780706905670.

    First edition (first printing). Gift inscription inside, else very good in a very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72536
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  • Aromatum, et simplicium aliquot medicamentorum apud Indos nascentium by Clusio, Carlos [Clusius, Carolus]
    Clusio, Carlos [Clusius, Carolus]
    Aromatum, et simplicium aliquot medicamentorum apud Indos nascentium

    Lisbon: Junta de Investigacoes do Ultramar, 1964. 271 pages (twice). A facsimile of the Latin original with a Portuguese translation by Garcia de Orta on the facing page. ISBN: B000M4OXOS.

    A very good hardcover copy; no dust jacket, perhaps as issued.

    Book ID: 77026
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  • Wilkins, Charles (translator)
    Fables and Proverbs from the Sandskrit Hitopadesa

    London: George Routledge and Sons, 1885. ISBN: B00160BFRK.

    Very Good

    Book ID: 154714
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  • The King and the Clown in South Indian Myth and Poetry by Shulman, David Dean
    Shulman, David Dean
    The King and the Clown in South Indian Myth and Poetry

    First Edition

    Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1985. 447 pages. ISBN: 9780691054575.

    First edition (first printing). Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 137020
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  • Our India by Masani, Minoo
    Masani, Minoo
    Our India

    First Edition

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1942. Illustrated by C. G . H. Moorhouse. An overview of Indian economics and culture, apparently for a high school-aged audience. The author was president of the All India Congress Socialist Party. ISBN: 281AIB0033270.

    First edition (first printing). Bookplate on front pastedown, else very good in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket. A bit musty.

    Book ID: 19762
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  • Os portugueses e o mar das Indias: Da India antiga e sua historia by Goncalves, Julio
    Goncalves, Julio
    Os portugueses e o mar das Indias: Da India antiga e sua historia

    Lisbon: Livraria Luso-Espanhola, 1947. 787 pages. A history of the Portuguese in India. ISBN: B00404ODP0.

    A few ink library stamps, but otherwise clean and free of markings. Paper wrappers (covers) somewhat worn, with a few short tears at the folds. Generally about very good.

    Book ID: 53138
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