Lisboa: Na Typ. da Academia, 1812. vi, 178 pp. 8vo. Modern three quarter morocco over marbled boards. First edition. Includes: 1. Breve relação dos escrituras dos gentios da India Oriental, e dos seus costumes (pp. 1-59) [A short account of the gentios of India and their customs]; 2. Noticia summaria do gentilismo da Asia (pp. 61-126) [A short account of paganism in Asia]; These have been attributed by Francisco Maria Esteves Pereria to Fernão de Queiroz, a 17th c. Jesuit, whose translation of the Bhagavat-Gita was only first published in 1922, and may have been the first translation into a western language of that work. Esteves Pereria considered it a sequel to the two pieces contained in this volume (see Ethel Pope: India in Portuguese Literature, (Bastorá: Tipografia Rangel, 1937; pp. 166-168). 3. Joseph de Anchieta. Epistola quamplurimarum rerum naturalium, quae S. Vincentii (nunc S. Paulí) provinciam incolunt, sistens descriptionem (pp. 127-178) [Communication of the very many natural things which dwell in the province of St. Vincent (now São Paulo) systematically described]. The Spanish Jesuit missionary José de Anchieta (1534 -1597) was one of the founders of São Paulo (1554) and Rio de Janeiro a decade later. Best known for his book "The Art of Grammar" on the indigenous Old Tupi language, he was also an accomplished naturalist as revealed in this work. The "Collecção" would eventually run to seven volumes published over 30 years. Quite uncommon. Last partial or complete set at auction in 1948. Near fine, small period stamp on title page. Sabin 14362. Leclerc 126. Innocencio V.2 (p.87-88): 353. Rodrigues 658. Borba de Moraes 164. Greenlee 524.
Boston: John P. Jewett & Co. 1856. xii, 618 pp. Sm. 4to. Cloth. Second edition. David Oliver Allen (1799-1863) was a missionary who served in India from 1827, when he graduated from Amherst College, to 1853. He supervised the printing of the bible in Marathi. Lacking the map else a good copy, spine chipped and torn, with a split along gutters, owner's name on free front endpaper, binding still tight leaves clean and unmarked. Still useful.
Geneva: Nagel Publishers, (1962). 45 pp. + 58 pp. Illus. with 85 color & b/w plates (16 tipped-in). Folio. Cloth. Later printing. Mulk Raj Anand (1905 - 2004), Indian novelist and art critic, is considered a founder of the English-language Indian novel. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket in a lightly rubbed else fine slipcase.
New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 1963. xi, 301 pp. Illus. with 63 b/w photos, maps & drawings. 8vo. Cloth. First edition. Publisher's review copy slip laid in loose. Offsetting to free front endpaper, else a near fine copy in a very good price clipped dust jacket with a repair to tail of spine and small closed tear to front panel.
Calcutta: R. Chatterjee, 1931. vii, 1011 pp. 120 illus. on 57 b/w plates + 4 maps and 1 color plate. Sm. 4to. Cloth. Second edition. Remnants of dust jacket laid in loose. First published in 1923 in five volumes. Sunned spine and boards, some tears at head and tail of spine, tear to half-title, gift inscription on dedication page, dampstain to lower fore corner of about a dozen leaves, binding tight, text clean; a good or better solid copy.
New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 1978. xi,127 pp. 8vo. Cloth. First edition. UNESCO Collection of Representative Works - Indian Series. With the Transliterated Sanskrit Text of the Satakatrayam: Niti, ´Sringara, Vairagya. A very good+ copy with light foxing along top edge, bookseller's sticker on free front endpaper, in a very good dust jacket.
Bombay: University of Bombay, 1950. [19-27] pp. Sm. 4to. Paper wrappers. Offprint. Reprinted from Journal of the University of Bombay, Volume XIX, Part 2, September 1950; originally read before the 15th All-India Oriental Conference held in Bombay in Nov. 1949. Author's paper lable laid in loose. A very good clean unmarked copy.
New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 1971. xii, 233 pp. Illus. with b/w reproductions. 8vo. Cloth. First edition. Studies in Oriental Culture Number Six. A critical edition and translation of two Recensions with sixteenth-century illustrations of the text. Faint foxing on bottom edge else a near fine copy in a very good+ dust jacket.
London: Bernard Quaritch, 1893. lxxxiv, 530 pp. 8vo. Cloth. First printing. Half-title: The first letter book of the East India Company, 1600-1619. Disbound, spine separating, front half disbound with leaves loose, front board nearly detached from spine, small label, library bookplates and blind stamps, first few leaves fragile with chipped edges and tears. A complete working copy but not much more.
Hamburg: Gutenberg-Verlag, 1908. 375 pp. Illus. with 2 maps (one folding) and woodcut head pieces each page. 8vo. Cloth. 1.-3. tausend. Ausgabe A. Bibliothek wertvoller Memoiren: Lebensdokumente hervorragender Menschen aller Zeiten und Völker. Band 6. German translation of "The siege of Lucknow; a diary [Einleitung. Die Belagerung von Lucknow, ein Tagebuch] by Lady Inglis" (London, 1892) and of "Reminiscences of the great mutiny 1857-1859, [Erinnerungen an den grossen Aufstand 1857-1859, Einschlicsslich des Entsatzes, der Belagerung und Einnahme von Lucknow und der Feldzuge in Rohilcund und Oude] by W. Forbes-Mitchell," (London, 1893). A very good+ copy, spine slightly rolled with some wear, leaves clean, crisp, and unmarked, silk book mark worn off at head.
Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1796. 40 x 41 cm. Sheet size: 42 cm x 56 cm. First edition. From Carey's "General Atlas" ... Philadelphia: Published By Mathew Carey. May 1, 1796, the first general atlas printed in America. A very good copy, some marginal tears at the folds not in the image area, one tear about half an inch past the neat line into blank area, one tiny pin prick, numeral 21 inked to top margin. Phillips 683-21.
Madras: Religious Tract and Book Society, 1906. ix, 200 pp. Illus. with 10 map plates (6 two-page) and numerous in-text drawings. Sm. 4to. Paper covered boards. First edition. Inscribed by the author to the Mt. Holyoke College Library. Jacob Chamberlain (1835-1908), missionary to India with the Arcot Mission under the Reformed Church in America Board of Foreign Missions, worked among the Telugu in Andhra Pradesh, where he began his dictionary; illness led to his paralysis and death before he could complete this work. Scarce. OCLC and RLIN show only four copies. Front board bowed with chips and wrinkles to paper covering, rear board detached, library gift plate on front pastedown (withdrawn), first blank lacking, chips to top edge of first two leaves, text clean and binding tight, a good copy only.
Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press for the Asia Society, 1983. 134 pp. Illus. with 12 b/w photos. 8vo. Cloth. First edition. The Polsky Lectures in Indian and Southeast Asian Art and Archaeology. Crease to free front endpaper, else a fine copy, in a very good dust jacket with a few small chips and a sticker removal mark.