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1772 English Government in BENGAL HARRY VERELST SCARCE
1772 English Government in BENGAL HARRY VERELST  SCARCE

Price: £699.99

A scarce copy of Verest's A View of the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the English Government in Bengal. Bound in half leather with gilt lettering. Scarce. First edition. Rebound with new endpapers and professional repairs. Harry...

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1809 An Historical Disquisition Concerning India William Robertson Fifth Edition
1809 An Historical Disquisition Concerning India William Robertson Fifth Edition

Price: £75.00

William Robertson's history concerning the importance of India in the development of the ancient world.Fifth edition.Illustrated with two large folding engraved maps.

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1811 POLTICAL HISTORY of INDIA John Malcolm LEATHER
1811 POLTICAL HISTORY of INDIA John Malcolm LEATHER

Price: £299.99

Rebound with leather spine and cloth covered boards. This is the second edition printed the same year as the first. Sir John Malcolm (May 2, 1769 - 1833) was a Scottish soldier, statesman, and historian, born at Burnfoot,...

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1848 Picturesque INDIA Afghanistan Shahamet ALI
1848 Picturesque INDIA Afghanistan Shahamet ALI

Price: £690.00

A scarce, presumed first and only edition of this account of India and its adjacent countries. Featuring a hand-coloured tissue-guarded frontispiece. The half-title reads, 'The History of Bahawalpur'. Dated from Copac.

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1853 Memorials of Indian Government Henry St.George Tucker by J W Kaye
1853 Memorials of Indian Government Henry St.George Tucker by J W Kaye

Price: £199.99

An interesting collection of the writings of Henry St.George Tucker, director of the East India Company. First edition. With a copperplate inscription to title page, dated 1861. This work provides great insight into the history,...

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1858 LE RUUTZ REES Personal Narrative of the Siege of Lucknow Indian Mutiny 1857
1858 LE RUUTZ REES Personal Narrative of the Siege of Lucknow Indian Mutiny 1857

Price: £99.99

A surviving defender's account of the Siege of Lucknow.Accounting for the entirety of this famous battle from its commencement to its relief by Sir Colin Campbell, this edition offers a first-hand history of the siege of the Residency...

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1859 Essays Military and Political Written in India Henry Lawrence Scarce First
1859 Essays Military and Political Written in India Henry Lawrence Scarce First

Price: £650.00

A scarce first edition of this work by Henry Montgomery Lawrence.Henry Montgomery Lawrence was a British soldier and statesman in India, who died defending Lucknow during the Indian Mutiny.

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1873 INDIA Descriptive Historical Julia CORNER Illus
1873 INDIA Descriptive Historical Julia CORNER Illus

Price: £228.00

A scarce richly illustrated work on India 'from the earliest times to the present'. With a bookbinder's stamp for Bickers and Son, London, to the verso of the front free-endpaper. Featuring nearly 100 illustrations, including...

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1876 Village-Communities in the East and West Henry Sumner Maine India
1876 Village-Communities in the East and West Henry Sumner Maine India

Price: £170.00

A smart collection of six lectures on society in Eastern countries, including India.Third edition, to which are added other lectures and addresses. Bound by J. Low (binder's label to rear pastedown).

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1878 2Vol Life in the Mofussil Civilian in Lower Bengal George Graham First Ed
1878 2Vol Life in the Mofussil Civilian in Lower Bengal George Graham First Ed

Price: £280.00

A scarce set of detailed accounts on the author's travels through Bengal. First edition. Bound in their original pictorial cloth bindings, and featuring the original publishers' advertisements to volume two. Complete in two volumes. ...

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1882 A Winter in India W E Baxter First Edition Map Illustrations Scarce
1882 A Winter in India W E Baxter First Edition Map Illustrations Scarce

Price: £250.00

An illustrated first edition of this work by W E BaxterWith six illustrations and a folding map. William Edward Baxter was a Scottish businessman, Liberal politician and travel writer.

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1883 A Student's Manual of the History of India Meadows Taylor Folding Maps
1883 A Student's Manual of the History of India Meadows Taylor Folding Maps

Price: £125.00

An attractively bound scarce edition of this history of India by Colonel Philip Meadows Taylor. Fifth edition. Including five coloured maps, three of which are folding. Colonel Philip Meadows Taylor (September 25, 1808 Menton...

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1884 Aus Dem Westlichen Himalaja Erlebnisse KARL EUGEN
1884 Aus Dem Westlichen Himalaja Erlebnisse KARL EUGEN

Price: £599.99

A scarce copy of Karl Eugen's Aus dem Westlichen Himalaja Erlebnisse und Forschungen. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. First edition. Scarce. With four fold out tables, twenty plates and five fold out coloured...

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1886 INDIA Revisited by Samuel SMITH SCARCE
1886 INDIA Revisited by Samuel SMITH  SCARCE

Price: £39.99

A scarce copy of Smith's India Revisited. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering. Reprinted from the Contemporary Review. Samuel Smith (1836 1906) was a British politician. He served as a Liberal Member of Parliament from 1882 to...

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1887 Fortune's Wheel A Tale of Hindu Domestic Life Viresalingam Macdonald Scarce
1887 Fortune's Wheel A Tale of Hindu Domestic Life Viresalingam Macdonald Scarce

Price: £60.00

A fascinating tale of domestic Hindu life by the well known pandit, Kandukuri Viresalingam.Translated into English by J. Robert Hutchinson. With an illustrated frontispiece and an additional four plates. The preface by the translator...

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1889 Mary Frere Old Deccan Days India Illustrated Short Stories Folklore Hindoo
1889 Mary Frere Old Deccan Days India Illustrated Short Stories Folklore Hindoo

Price: £50.00

A hardback copy of Old Deccan Days, a collection of Hindu short stories. Written down by Mary Frere from oral tradition. Illustrated by Catherine Frances Frere. 

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1891 T R E Holmes A History of The Indian Mutiny Fourth Edition Maps India
1891 T R E Holmes A History of The Indian Mutiny Fourth Edition Maps India

Price: £110.00

 A comprehensive book exploring the Indian MutinyComplete with all maps including large folding map of India which is scarce.Thomas Rice Edward Holmes was a scholar and historian who published many books, as well as a number of...

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1891 The Indian Mutiny of 1857 Colonel GB Malleson Illustrated Colonial History
1891 The Indian Mutiny of 1857 Colonel GB Malleson Illustrated Colonial History

Price: £99.99

A nicely bound copy of George Bruce Malleson's (8 May 1825 1 March 1898) history of the Indian mutiny. "The author was stationed in India at the time of the Mutiny, and, unlike other historians of that event, he concluded that...

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1892 Fron an INDIAN Zenana by W. H. JACKSON PICKEN
1892 Fron an INDIAN Zenana by W. H. JACKSON PICKEN

Price: £79.99

A scarce copy of The Story of Muttulakshmi. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. First edition. Very scarce. An account of conversion to Christianity in India.

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1892 The Light of Asia or The Great Renunciation Gautama India Edwin Arnold
1892 The Light of Asia or The Great Renunciation Gautama India Edwin Arnold

Price: £100.00

A 'New Edition' of this illustrated poetical work by Edwin Arnold. The Light of Asia depicts the 'life and character and philosophy of that noble hero and reformer, Prince Gautama of India, the founder of Buddhism'.With illustrations...

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1896-1900 India Sunday School Journal Illustrated Raikes Christian Endeavour
1896-1900 India Sunday School Journal Illustrated Raikes Christian Endeavour

Price: £79.99

A scarce and curious collection of passages from the India Sunday School Journal.Engraved illustrated plate of Robert Raikes, the founder of Sunday schools and an illustrated plate of a black and white photograph appealing...

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1899 INDIAN CURRENCY COMMITTEE Index LAW SCARCE
1899 INDIAN CURRENCY COMMITTEE Index LAW SCARCE

Price: £499.99

Original printed paper blue wraps. Two works from the Indian Currency Committee enhanced with diagrams and graphs.  The first is detailed above and the second is entitled; Correspondence Respecting the Proposals on Currency Made...

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1899 Speeches By The Earl Of Elgin 1st Ed. Family Copy Indian Imprint Scarce
1899 Speeches By The Earl Of Elgin 1st Ed.  Family Copy Indian Imprint Scarce

Price: £260.00

The speeches of the 9th Earl Of Elgin while he was Viceroy of India from 1894-1899, handsomely presented in an armorial binding.The 9th Earl Of Elgin was a Liberal, who notably led a commission into the conduct of the Boer War from...

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1902 Records of the Intelligence Department Indian Mutiny of 1857 William Muir
1902 Records of the Intelligence Department Indian Mutiny of 1857 William Muir

Price: £180.00

A scarce edition of this work on the Indian Mutiny of 1857.Volume II of II.The Indian Rebellion of 1857 began as a mutiny of sepoys of the East India company's army which escalated into other mutinies and rebellions in central India....

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1904 2vin1 The Garden of Kama Love Lyrics from India Stars of the Desert L Hope
1904 2vin1 The Garden of Kama  Love Lyrics from India Stars of the Desert L Hope

Price: £85.00

Two volumes of poetry composed by Laurence Hope. The Garden of Kama and Stars of the Desert bound together in one volume. Laurence Hope is a pseudonym for Adela Florence Nicolson. Her Garden of Kama was the first of her poetical works...

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1905 Village Town Jungle Life in India A C Newcombe First Edition Plates
1905 Village Town Jungle Life in India A C Newcombe First Edition Plates

Price: £65.00

A first edition of Newcombe's work on social life in India.With a photographic Frontispiece, and a number of plates. Written with the author's experience of life in India between 1874 and 1902.

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1906 Alfred C Lyall Asiatic Studies Religious and Social Scarce Uncut History
1906 Alfred C Lyall Asiatic Studies Religious and Social Scarce Uncut History

Price: £140.00

A smart copy of Alfred C Lyall's Asiatic Studies, in its second series.Following a career in the Indian Civil Service and as Home Secretary to the Government of India Lyall published a series of books on the country....

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1908 Storio do Mogor Mogul India 1653-1703 Niccolao Manucci Illustrated Vol IV
1908 Storio do Mogor Mogul India 1653-1703 Niccolao Manucci Illustrated Vol IV

Price: £100.00

A scarce work on the history of India under the Mogul empire. Illustrated throughout with many plates, including a folding map in a pocket to the rear.Volume IV of a four-volume set only.

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1911 Forty-One Years in India Earl Roberts of Kandahar Illustrated Rebellion
1911 Forty-One Years in India Earl Roberts of Kandahar Illustrated Rebellion

Price: £195.00

An autobiographical history of the time spent in India by Earl Frederick Roberts. Illustrated with eight coloured folding maps, along with several other maps, and engraved portraits, in the text. Field Marshal Frederick Sleigh Roberts,...

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1917 Navroziana Rustam B Paymaster Poetry Wordsworth Provenance Signed Parsi
1917 Navroziana Rustam B Paymaster Poetry Wordsworth Provenance Signed Parsi

Price: £295.00

Really a very scarce copy of this collection of verse by the Parsi poet Rustam B. Paymaster. "Paymaster's poetry celebrates empire and the benefits accrued to the Parsi community under the British Raj" (Reddy) With the author's...

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1919 Flora Annie Steel India Through the Ages Fold-Out Maps
1919 Flora Annie Steel India Through the Ages Fold-Out Maps

Price: £28.00

A fourth edition of Flora Annie Steel's excellent India Through the Ages.Flora Annie Steel (1847 1929) was an English writer. She was the daughter of George Webster. In 1867 she married Henry William Steel, a member of the Indian...

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1920 Cashmere A PETROCOKING 1st edn + fold out maps
1920 Cashmere A PETROCOKING 1st edn + fold out maps

Price: £29.99

Cloth bound with gilt lettering to front board and spine. First edition, with lovely photographic plates and two fold out maps. The author's time spent on a "Dunga" - a type of Houseboat - in the Indian province of Cashmere.

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1924 Hand-book of Castes and Tribes TEA SCARCE
1924 Hand-book of Castes and Tribes TEA SCARCE

Price: £159.99

A scarce copy of The Hand-Book of Castes and Tribes First Edition Scarce Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering Printed for private circulation only Founded in 1881, the Indian Tea Association is the premier and the oldest...

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1928 Charles Swynnerton Romantic Tales From The Punjab Illustrated
1928 Charles Swynnerton Romantic Tales From The Punjab Illustrated

Price: £55.00

A charming collection of Indian stories, illustrated with many beautiful vignettes by Mool Chund of Ulwar.Charles Swynnerton was the father to the notable naturalist of the same name. He originally published his...

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1929 History of Mughal Frontier Policy CHATTACHARYYA
1929 History of Mughal Frontier Policy CHATTACHARYYA

Price: £140.00

A copy of the scarce first edition of Bhattacharyya's important study on Mughal policy First Edition Scarce (only available as a reprint for up to 70) Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering This book by Sudhindra Nath Bhattacharyya...

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1929 Sunity Devee The Life of Princess Yshodara Wife Of Lord Buddha 1st Ed Illus
1929 Sunity Devee The Life of Princess Yshodara Wife Of Lord Buddha 1st Ed Illus

Price: £140.00

A beautifully illustrated first edition of this life of Princess Yashodara, the Buddha's wife, by the Maharani of Coochbehar.Suniti Devee was the daughter of Keshub Chandra Sen of Calcutta. She was a women's rights activist, and...

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1929-1931 4Vols Indian Statutory Commission Reports Labour India Politics
1929-1931 4Vols Indian Statutory Commission Reports Labour India Politics

Price: £195.00

This is a four volume set of collected reports by the Indian Statutory Commission and The Royal Commission.The India Statutory Commission was a group of seven British Members of Parliament of United Kingdom that had been dispatched...

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1930 An Indian Diary Edwin S Montagu Venetia Montagu India Illustrated First
1930 An Indian Diary Edwin S Montagu Venetia Montagu India Illustrated First

Price: £150.00

A scarce first edition of this work by Edwin Montagu.Edwin Samuel Montagu was a British Liberal politician who served as Secretary of State for India between 1917 and 1922.

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1931 Indian Civil Service 1601-1930 L S S O'Malley First Edition
1931 Indian Civil Service 1601-1930 L S S O'Malley First Edition

Price: £90.00

A first edition of O'Malley's work on the Indian Civil Service, written with his own experience as an employee. The Indian Civil Service (ICS) for part of the 19th century officially known as the Imperial Civil Service, was the lite...

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1934 Highnesses of Hindostan E. L. Tottenham Inscribed by The Author 1st Ed
1934 Highnesses of Hindostan E. L. Tottenham Inscribed by The Author 1st Ed

Price: £350.00

An insightful look into life within India, including the various ruling families, during the time of the Great War. First edition. Neatly inscribed in ink "With much love from her friend The Author." Featuring several photographic...

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1942 Makers of India Ghandi H.G. Rawlinson First
1942 Makers of India Ghandi H.G. Rawlinson First

Price: £79.99

The scarce first edition of this interesting account of prominent Indian figures, part of the Living Names series. Bound in publishers original paper wraps. With short biographies of Asoka Maurya, Sri Harsha of Kanauj, Akbar the...

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1943 So this is INDIA a few impressions of a New Country P.Carstairs First ed
1943 So this is INDIA a few impressions of a New Country P.Carstairs First ed

Price: £99.99

A charming guide-book' depicting aspects of India through humorous coloured illustrations. First edition. Featuring a frontispiece and various lyrical poetry by  Peter Carstairs.

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1945 Assam Planter A R Ramsden Tea Panting Jungle Assam First Edition India
1945 Assam Planter A R Ramsden Tea Panting Jungle Assam First Edition India

Price: £70.00

An uncommon first edition of this work by A R Ramsden.An interesting work on culture and industry in India.

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1949 Indian Embers Lady Lawrence First Edition Illustrated Dustwrapper
1949 Indian Embers Lady Lawrence First Edition Illustrated Dustwrapper

Price: £29.99

A detailed history on the families of Napiers and Lawrences and their time in India.First edition.Illustrated with coloured plates.

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1953 The Dance in India by Faubion Bowers FIRST
1953 The Dance in India by Faubion Bowers FIRST

Price: £34.99

An interesting study of Indian dance, illustrated with photographs. First edition. Faubion Bowers (29 January 1917 17 November 1999) was General Douglas MacArthur's personal Japanese language interpreter and aide-de-camp during...

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1955 From the Back Streets of Bengal B Llewellyn FIRST
1955 From the Back Streets of Bengal  B Llewellyn FIRST

Price: £29.99

A fascinating travel account of the author's journeys throughout Pakistan and India. First edition. Illustrated with numerous photographic plates and maps to both endpapers. With small bookplate to front pastedown of one David...

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1955 Kumari A Love Story by William Buchan FIRST
1955 Kumari A Love Story by William Buchan FIRST

Price: £24.99

Buchan's first novel; a love story set in Calcutta and Assam. First edition. With previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown.

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1956 Development for Free Asia by Maurice Zinkin
1956 Development for Free Asia by Maurice Zinkin

Price: £23.99

An interesting study on the economics of 1950s Asia. First edition. With previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown, initialled D.M.

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1956 The Devil's Wind by G L Verney FIRST
1956 The Devil's Wind by G L Verney FIRST

Price: £46.99

A dramatic historical account of events surrounding the Indian Mutiny of the 1850s. First edition. With three maps and numerous illustrations. Small bookplate od previous owner to front pastedown, initialled D.M.

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1957 The Indian Mutiny Richard Hilton First Edition Indian Rebellion
1957 The Indian Mutiny Richard Hilton First Edition Indian Rebellion

Price: £39.99

A first edition of this centenary history of the Indian Rebellion of 1857. The Indian Rebellion of 1857 began as a mutiny of sepoys of the British East India Company's army on 10 May 1857, in the town of Meerut, and soon escalated...

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1957 The Strongholds of India by Sidney Toy FIRST
1957 The Strongholds of India by Sidney Toy FIRST

Price: £99.99

A fascinating guide to the castles and fortresses of India, richly illustrated with photographs and diagrams. First edition. With bookplate to front pastedown of one David G. Mackenzie.

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1960 Race Elements in Bengal ANTHROPOLOGY India
1960 Race Elements in Bengal ANTHROPOLOGY India

Price: £29.99

Brown cloth binding with colouful dust jacket! An anthropologist and a statistican collaborate to throw more light on the various controversial issues relating to the ethnic composition of the people of Bengal.  (from the dust...

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1963 Nana Sahib and the Rising at Cawnpore by P C Gupta
1963 Nana Sahib and the Rising at Cawnpore by P C Gupta

Price: £79.99

A biography of the dramatic life of Nana Sahib of Cawnpore, drawing upon fresh material. First edition. Illustrated with plates and maps. With bookplate to front pastedown of one David G. Mackenzie.

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1969 Mildred Archer British Drawings in the India Office Library Illus First
1969 Mildred Archer British Drawings in the India Office Library Illus First

Price: £33.00

A beautiful first edition of Mildred Archer's British Drawings in the India Office Library.With 56 photographic plates.A catalogue of the drawings and paintings held at the India Office Library.Volume one only of a two volume set....

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1970 The Half-Clad Tribals of Eastern India Neville Watts Illustrated First Ed
1970 The Half-Clad Tribals of Eastern India Neville Watts Illustrated First Ed

Price: £29.99

An interesting account on the author's travels throughout India, giving the reader a glimpse of primitive life in the heart of the jungle. First edition. Illustrated with photographic plates throughout, and featuring the original...

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1976 India Office Library and Records Report for the Year 1974 Illustrated
1976 India Office Library and Records Report for the Year 1974 Illustrated

Price: £20.00

[No matches on Abe. No date matches on Copac]A charming copy of the Report for the year 1974 from the India Office.With 15 photographic plates.Including accessions, publications, and exhibitions.

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1976 James Burgess The Temples Of Satrunjaya Near Palitana In Kathiawad Illus.
1976 James Burgess The Temples Of Satrunjaya Near Palitana In Kathiawad Illus.

Price: £260.00

A commemorative work showing the temples and shrines of Satrunjaya, which marks thebirth of the last Jain Tirthankra in 599BC.In Jainism it is held that the first Jain, or 'teacher god' attained salvation on Satrunjaya.The British...

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1979 Gazetteer INDIA North West Province CULTURE
1979 Gazetteer INDIA North West Province CULTURE

Price: £69.99

A black hardback with gilt lettering to spine and green dustjacket.  Gazetteers are the prime source of information about the history, culture, archaeology, topography, and are essential tools for area studies.  The imperial...

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1980 GANDHI & Civil Disobedience INDIA Office Records
1980 GANDHI & Civil Disobedience INDIA Office Records

Price: £89.99

A pamphlet with cream card covers. A scarce abstract from the archives. Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948), political and spiritual Indian leader, pioneer of Satyagraha, resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience. Although there...

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c1917 How to Speak Pushtu an Easy Guide to Conversation Qazi Ahmad Jan
c1917 How to Speak Pushtu an Easy Guide to Conversation Qazi Ahmad Jan

Price: £79.99

A rare guide to speaking Pushtu, designed for the use of British soldiers. Including an extensive section on grammar. Written by the son of Qazi Abdur Rahman Khan, translator into Pushtu of the Holy Bible, and Pilgrims Progress. ...

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c1930 2vol BOMBAY Mission-History Ernest R HULL SCARCE
c1930 2vol BOMBAY Mission-History Ernest R HULL  SCARCE

Price: £129.99

Two scarce volumes about Christianity in India. Bound in cloth. Nice clean copies. Scarce. Ernest Reginald Hull (1863-1952). Chronicling Christianity in Bombay from 1534 to 1929.

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c1930 SCOTTISH CHURCH COLLEGE Centenary DUFF India
c1930 SCOTTISH CHURCH COLLEGE Centenary DUFF India

Price: £29.99

Scarce copy in printed grey paper wraps. An illustrated cenetary booklet for the Missionary Church of Scotland in India. "Nearly a hundred years hve passed since Dr. Alexander Duff, the first missionary of the Church of Scotland...

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