New Haven: Yale University Library, 1930. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. v, [ii], 308pp, bibliography, biography of orientalists, periodicals and transactions of learned societies, history of civilization and culture, language and literature. Tall 8vo/25cm. Blue cloth gilt, light edgewear, 4-digit number on ffep, otherwise internally fine. The American Oriental Society, founded in 1842, is the oldest learned society in the United States devoted to a particular field of scholarship..
London: School of Oriental & African Studies, Univ of London, 1957. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. First Edition. xx, 613, [i]pp, frontis portrait, 16 plates, many figures and text illustrations, tribute preface by C. H. Philips, List of Honours and Decorations conferred on Ralph Lilley Turner, Writings of Sir Ralph Turner by D.M. Johnson, List of more than fifty contributors, with titles. Small 4to/24.5cm. Paper, light soil and scuffing head of front panel and spine, one inch closed tear top corner and ffep, 2 small punctures back panel, otherwise internally clean, tight and very good. The fifty-seven scholarly articles/studies are in honor of the twenty years he served as Director of the School of Oriental and African Studies, from 1937 to 1957. The contributors include many of the leading names in Indian and Oriental studies such as F.R. Allchin, L.D. Barnett, A. L. Basham, John Brough, Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Alfred Guillaume, W. B. Henning, Ann K.S. Lambton, D.M. Lang, Bernard Lewis, V. Minorsky, Georg Morgenstierne, D.S. RIce, Walter Simon, A.S. Tritton, J. Ph. Vogal and Arthur Waley. Sir Ralph Lilley Turner, M.C. (1888-1983) entered the Indian Educational Service after World War I, and after military service became a professor of Indian linguistics at Benares Hindu University. He returned to England to resume the Chair of Sanskrit at London University where he became Director of the School of Oriental Studies in 1937. He authored numerous books and articles outstanding among which were his Comparative and Etymological Dictionary of the Nepali Language (1931) and, , A Comparative Dictionary of the Indo-Aryan Languages. (1966). Scarce..
New Haven: American Oriental Society, 1955. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. American Oriental Series, Volume 40. [vii], 173pp, Index of Authors, Index of Subjects, Index of Books Reviewed, Index of Words, Index of Passages, Index of Abstracts and Titles of Papers read at Society Meetings. 4to/28cm. Printed grey card-stock wrappers, discoloration or foxing along front foreedge partly extending onto first leaf and bottom corner of next two leaves also about three inches along top of back panel and a bit onto last leaf; otherwise internally clean, tight and very good..
Westminster: Archibald Constable & Co, Ltd., 1901. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. xii, 388 + [xii] publisher's list pp, index. 8vo/23cm. Red cloth gilt, rubbed at head of spine, a few spots, light foxing throughout otherwise internally clean, tight and very good. Some pages unopened. The author's thesis was that Europe could not permanently keep Asian nations in submission. Sir. E. Denison Ross, one of the most prominent British orientalists of the early twentieth century and first Director of the School of Oriental Studies at the University of London, commented in his autobiography, Both Ends of the Candle, that this book was "one of the best books of the day on the East."(p.284). Meredith White Townsend (1831-1911) was the Editor of The Spectator and a prominent liberal critic..
London: Royal Historical Society, 1951. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. viii, 265pp, Preface, Near and Middle East by Bernard Lewis, India and Pakistan by C.H. Philips, South-East Asia and the Archipelago by D.G.E. Hall, China by O.P.N.B. Van der Sprenkel, Japan by W.G. Beasley. Red cloth gilt, light wear, previous owner name on ffep, otherwise internally fine. A library vade mecum for questions of romanization, orthography, calendars and systems of dating, and rulers of the various areas and countries of the Orient. Cyril Henry Philips (1912-2005) was then Professor of Oriental History at SOAS and later became its Director..