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A Supplementary Catalogue of Sanskrit, Pali, and Prakrit Books in the Library of the British Museum
acquired during the years 1892-1906. London Longmans; Bernard Quaritch; & others 1908
First edition 4to, pp.iv, , 1096 (columns). A very good copy in original cloth. Light foxing to title and fore-edge.
A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793:
Containing a General View of the Valuable Productions and the Political Importance of this Flourishing Kingdom; and also of such European Settlements as were Visited on the Voyage: With Sketches of the Manners, Character, and Condition of their several Inhabitants. To which is Annexed an Account of the Journey, made in the Years 1801 and 1802, to the Residence to the Chief of the Booshuana Nation, being the Remotest Point in the Interior of Southern Africa to which Europeans have hitherto Penetrated. The Facts and Descriptions taken from a Manuscript Journal with a Chart of the Route. London 1806
First edition 4to, pp.xviii, 447. A good unsophisticated copy of the text only, lacking the 20 colour plates and 2 maps.
1806: Barrow's Cochinchina
A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the years 1792 and 1793:
Containing a general view of the valuable productions and the political importance of this flourishing kingdom; and also of such European settlements as were visited on the voyage: With sketches of the manners, character, and condition of their several inhabitants. To which is annexed an account of the journey, made in the years 1801 and 1802, to the residence to the chief of the Booshuana nation, being the remotest point in the interior of southern Africa to which Europeans have hitherto penetrated. The facts and descriptions taken from a manuscript journal with a chart of the route. London T. Cadell & W. Davies 1806
First edition 4to, pp.xviii, , 447, , 19 coloured aquatint plates, 1 folding, 2 folding maps. Bound in contemporary half calf, plain boards, neatly re-backed. Some off-setting of plates. Without half-title. A very good copy.
Abbey Travel 514
1807: Barrow's life of Macartney
Some account of the public life, and a selection from the unpublished writings, of the Earl of Macartney,
the latter consisting of extracts from an account of the Russian empire . . . and a journal of an embassy from the king of Great Britain to the emperor of China. London T. Cadell & W. Davies 1807
First edition Two volumes, quarto, pp. xii, 608; [iv], 531; portrait-frontispiece. A rather good set bound in contemporary calf, neatly rebacked. The title page of volume one is browned, and occasional age-toning to paper and a few spots appear elsewhere.
Cordier BS 2391; Löwendahl 735; Lust 501; Morrison I p. 43
Narrative of the voyage of H.M.S. Samarang,
during the years 1843-46; employed surveying the islands of the eastern archipelago; accompanied by a brief vocabulary of the principal languages. With notes on the natural history of the islands, by Arthur Adams. London Reeve, Benham, and Reeve 1848
First edition Two volumes, 8vo, pp. xxxix, [i, list of illustrations], 358, [2, blank], [10, publisher's advertisements]; [ii], 574, [2, appendix, errata]; frontispieces (1 tinted), 20 plates, 8 tinted plates, 5 charts (3 folding in the front pocket). Original cloth, gilt and blind stamp decoration on boards and spines. Spines sunned, and very lightly worn at head. A very good set. Armorial bookplate of Sir A. Berkeley Milne on front pastedown in volume 2, 'From the author' presentation inscription on the title-page of volume 1.
The Maldive Islands.
An Account of the Physical Features, Climate, History, Inhabitants, Productions, and Trade. Colombo Frank Luker, Acting Government Printer, Ceylon 1883
First edition, Folio, pp.iv, 133, 3 folding maps, diagrams. A very good copy bound in contemporary half morocco. Boards a little scuffed, spine beginning to split. With a signed letter from the author presenting this copy to Mr. Ravenscroft, who had loaned the volume of Pyrard de Laval referred to in the footnote on page i.
1819: First printing of part of Tolfrey's Sinhalese translation of the Bible
The Holy Bible, translated into Singhalese,
and printed under the direction of the Colombo Auxiliary Bible Society. Colombo Printed at the Wesleyan Mission Press 1819
First edition 4to, pp.[iv], 157, . A very good copy in original boards. Spineprofessionally restored. A little scattered light spotting, more prominent on title page. With the bookplate of the library of the von der Gabelentz family from Thuringia, Germany and ownership inscription of Hans Conon von der Gabelentz on end-paper.
Darlow & Moule 8312; Rhodes p.75
1820: Tolfrey's New Testament in smaller type
The Singhalese Translation of the New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Colombo Printed for the Colombo Auxiliary Bible Society, at the Weslyan Mission Press 1820
Second edition, corrected pp.[iv], 670. Bound in contemporary panelled calf, neatly rebacked. With the bookplate of the library of the Von Der Gabelentz family from Thuringia, Germany and ownership inscription of Hans Conors Gabelentz.
Darlow & Moule, 8311; Historical catalogue 2130