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The History of India as Told by Its Own Historians The Muhammadan Period

By H M Elliot; John Dowson

1867-72

Trubner and Co : London

9" by 6"

xxxii, 224, 241-541, [2], x, [2], 579, x, [1], 563pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

Three volumes of this very scarce work regarding the history of India. Written in the nineteenth century, this work comprises of translations of medieval Persian Chronicles.

Being volumes I, II and IV of this eventual eight volume set. All volumes to this set are very scarce first editions. Lacking volume III. Collated,, lacking pages 224-241 to volume I. Illustrated with one plate to volume I and a frontispiece to volume II. These works were published posthumously from Henry Miers Elliot's manuscripts.The translations were overseen by Elliot, and then edited and extended posthumously by John Dowson. Henry Miers Elliot was an administrator of the East India Company and rose to the position of foreign secretary under Henry Hardinge and James Broun-Ramsay. To these three volumes Elliot and Dowson look at the Muhammadan period of Indian history. Volume I looks at Early Arab Geographers and the Historian of Sind. Volume II looks until the year AD1260 and volume IV to the year 1450 from the year 1398. To this work, Elliot tries to convey his views that the British rule of India was far more superior to prior Muslim rule during the Muhammadan period of Indian history.

CONDITION

In the publisher's original cloth bindings. Volumes II and IV have been rebacked with the original spines and boards preserved. Heavy rubbing to the front board of vbolum I. Pathces of rubbing to the joints and extremities of all volumes. Loss to the cloth at the rear joint to volume I. Front hinges to all volumes are strained but firm. Volume I is lacking front endpapers. Library stamp to the recto of front endpapers to volumes II and IV, Bombay. Lacking pages 224-241 to volume I. Preliminary pages to volume II are loosening with the contents leaf detached but present. Internally, binding to all volumes is strained in places, loosening more to volume I. Pages are slightly age toned to edges with just the odd spots.

Overall Condition: Good Only

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