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[Abū al-Fazl, ibn Mubārak] The Ain i Akbari by Abul Fazl 'Allami. Translated from the original Persian, by H. Blochmann, M.A. Vol.I. Calcutta Printed for the Asiatic Society of Bengal, by G.H. Rouse, at the Baptist Mission Press. 1873
First edition of this translation, pp.vii, [1], xi, [1], ii, xxvi (biography of Abul Fazl), x, 678, 17 plates, some folding, large folding genealogical table. A very good used copy bound in early twentieth-century cloth. Some tears to margins and folds of plates. Small stamp of Asiatic Society of Bengal Library on title. Bookplate of C. Stanley Clarke, Indian Section, Victoria and Albert Museum.

Henry Blochmann, 1838-78, German born, joined the British army to get to India at the age of 20. A skilled linguist, he was made assistant professor of Urdu and Persian at the Calcutta Madrassa where he became President in 1865.