1800 Ayeen Akbery ; or, The Institutes of the Emperor Akber.
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Folding Maps, Leather Binding, Scarce
The scarce second edition. In a calf binding, with amateur cloth rebacking to the spine. The complete two volume set of 'Ayeen Akbery', an English translation by Francis Gladwin of the Persian text, 'Ain-i-Akbari'. These volumes provide a comprehensive description of the workings of the Mughal Empire under Emperor Akbar. The original text was written by Akbar's historian, 'Abul Fazl'. Complete with a fold out map and table. Francis Gladwin was one of the first professors of Persian at Fort William College in Calcutta. He was also a founding member of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. Bookseller's labels to the front paste-downs of both volumes.
In marbled calf binding with amateur cloth rebacking to the spine. White ink lettering written on the spine. Externally, a trifle worn with rubbing to the extremities and marks to the boards. Bookseller's labels to the front paste-downs. Marks to the front paste-down of volume one and offsetting to the paste-downs and endpapers. Hinges strained. Rear hinge of volume two has cracked. Internally, firmly bound. Pages age-toned but clear. Previous owner's ink signature to the title pages. The occasional spot and handling mark. The front blanks and title page of volume one are creased with tears.
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