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Indian After-Dinner Stories, Volume II
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Indian After-Dinner Stories, Volume II

By Ayyar, A. S. Panchapakesa

Bombay: D. B. Taraporevala Sons & Co., 1927. First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 171 pages. 120 short tales and anecdotes, collected in one of the earliest examples of Indian fiction in English. This is a sequel to an 1925 collection with the same name. Widely cited in the critical literature on the history of Indian fiction. Very scarce. First edition (first printing). A very good copy in a good-only dust jacket. The jacket is dampstained on the back panel and has loss at the spine ends and corners. With a small blank label on the spine. Despite the defects, a very rare surviving jacket. [JSP02] First Edition

$375.00

The Karnatak Theatre
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The Karnatak Theatre

By Ranganath, H. K.

Dharwar: Karnatak University, 1960. First Edition. Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Very Good/Very Good. 242 pages. Karnatak University Research Series, 1. First edition (first printing). A very good copy in wrappers (paperback) in a very good dust jacket. First Edition

$18.75

Lesser Known Forms of Performing Arts in India
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Lesser Known Forms of Performing Arts in India

By Mukhopadhyay, Durgadas (compiled and edited by)

New Delhi: Sterling Publishers, 1978. First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. xii, 132 pages. An anthology of 23 essays on 'lesser-known forms of classical, folk, and tribal dance, theater, music, and painting traditions'--dust jacket. First edition (first printing). A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket. First Edition

$50.00

The King and the Clown in South Indian Myth and Poetry
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The King and the Clown in South Indian Myth and Poetry

By David Dean Shulman

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1985. First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 447 pages. First edition (first printing). Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. First Edition

$25.00

Reminiscences: The Memoirs of Shardabehn Mehta

By [Mehta, Sharadaben]; Purnima Mehta Bhatt (editor and translator)

New Delhi: Zubaan Books, 2008. First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 325 pages. Memoirs of a early advocate of women's rights in Gujarat, India. First edition (first printing). Inscribed by the author. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. First Edition

$18.75

Aromatum, et simplicium aliquot medicamentorum apud Indos nascentium
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Aromatum, et simplicium aliquot medicamentorum apud Indos nascentium

By Clusio, Carlos [Clusius, Carolus]

Lisbon: Junta de Investigacoes do Ultramar, 1964. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. 271 pages (twice). A facsimile of the Latin original with a Portuguese translation by Garcia de Orta on the facing page. A very good hardcover copy; no dust jacket, perhaps as issued.

$31.25

A Sketch of the Dynasties of Southern India
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A Sketch of the Dynasties of Southern India

By Robert Sewell

Delhi: Cosmo Publications, 1975. First Edition Thus. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 132 pages, including index. 11-1/4 by 8-3/4 inches. A reprint of the 1883 genealogy of Indian sovereigns. First edition thus. A very good copy in a very good dust jacket First Edition Thus

$25.00

Catalogue of the Sanskrit Manuscripts in the Library of the India Office. Part III, Samskrit Literature, A. Scientific and Technical Literature. II: Rhetoric and Law
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Catalogue of the Sanskrit Manuscripts in the Library of the India Office. Part III, Samskrit Literature, A. Scientific and Technical Literature. II: Rhetoric and Law

By Eggeling, Julius

London: Printed by Order of the Secretary of State for India in Council, 1891. First Edition. Trade Paperback . Very Good. i, 321-594, ii. First edition (first printing). Modern buckram (hardcover), preserving the original wrappers. Contents very good (some staining to final pages). Not ex-library.

$50.00

Catalogue of the Sanskrit Manuscripts in the Library of the India Office. Part IV, Samskrit Literature, A. Scientific and Technical Literature. VII: Philosophy and VIII: Tantra
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Catalogue of the Sanskrit Manuscripts in the Library of the India Office. Part IV, Samskrit Literature, A. Scientific and Technical Literature. VII: Philosophy and VIII: Tantra

By Windisch, Ernt and Julius Eggeling

London: Printed by Order of the Secretary of State for India in Council, 1894. First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. xi, 595-922 pages. First edition (first printing). Modern buckram (hardcover), preserving the original wrappers. Contents very good or better. Not ex-library. First Edition

$62.50

Catalogue of the Sanskrit Manuscripts in the Library of the India Office. Part V, Samskrit Literature, A. Scientific and Technical Literature. IX. Medicine; X. Astronomy and Mathematics; XI. Architecture and Technical Science
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Catalogue of the Sanskrit Manuscripts in the Library of the India Office. Part V, Samskrit Literature, A. Scientific and Technical Literature. IX. Medicine; X. Astronomy and Mathematics; XI. Architecture and Technical Science

By Eggeling, Julius (editor)

London: Printed by Order of the Secretary of State for India in Council, 1896. First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. v, 923-1150 pages. First edition (first printing). Modern buckram (hardcover), preserving the original wrappers. Contents very good or better. Not ex-library. First Edition

$62.50

Catalogue of the Sanskrit Manuscripts in the Library of the India Office. Part II, Samskrit Literature, A. Scientific and Technical Literature: Grammar, Lexicography, Prosody, Music
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Catalogue of the Sanskrit Manuscripts in the Library of the India Office. Part II, Samskrit Literature, A. Scientific and Technical Literature: Grammar, Lexicography, Prosody, Music

By Eggeling, Julius

London: Printed by Order of the Secretary of State for India in Council, 1889. First Edition. Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Very Good. i, 155-320, i. First edition (first printing). Modern buckram (hardcover), preserving the original wrappers. Wrappers stained, else very good or better. Not ex-library. First Edition

$50.00

Brothers Against the Raj
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Brothers Against the Raj

By Gordon, Leonard A.

New York: Columbia University Press, 1990. Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Very Good. 807 pages. Very good in wrappers (paperback). Spine is lightly sunned.

$22.50

Early Stone Temples of Orissa
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Early Stone Temples of Orissa

By Dehejia, Vidya

New Delhi: Vikas Publishing House, 1979. First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 217 pages. Many black-and-white photographs. First edition (first printing). Gift inscription inside, else very good in a very good dust jacket. First Edition

$37.50

Peasantry and the Indian National Movement, 1919-1933: A Survey and Assessment
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Peasantry and the Indian National Movement, 1919-1933: A Survey and Assessment

By Kumar, Shive

Meerut, India: Anu Prakashan, (1979-80 [sic]). First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 274 pages. First edition (first printing). Very good in a very good dust jacket. A low quality book, printed in India with cheap materials. First Edition

$25.00

Os portugueses e o mar das Indias: Da India antiga e sua historia
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Os portugueses e o mar das Indias: Da India antiga e sua historia

By Goncalves, Julio

Lisbon: Livraria Luso-Espanhola, 1947. Trade Paperback . Good. 787 pages. A history of the Portuguese in India. A few ink library stamps, but otherwise clean and free of markings. Paper wrappers (covers) somewhat worn, with a few short tears at the folds. Generally about very good.

$25.00

História das missões do padroado português do oriente. India (1500-1542)
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História das missões do padroado português do oriente. India (1500-1542)

By Silva Rego, Antônio da

Lisboa (Lisbon): Agência Geral das Colónias, 1949. Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Very Good. xxxviii, 565 pages. Volume 1 (of 12). With 4 folding maps. A detailed history of the Portuguese in India, with a particular emphasis on Goa. Very good in wrappers, as issued.

$21.88

Radjatarangini: Histoire des rois du Kachmir [Rajatarangini: History of the Kings of Kashmir]
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Radjatarangini: Histoire des rois du Kachmir [Rajatarangini: History of the Kings of Kashmir]

By [Kalhana] Troyer, M. A[nthony]. (translator)

Paris: Imprimerie royale (volume 3: Imprimerie nationale), 1840-1852. First Edition. Hardcover . Very Good. The first Western and second-ever publication of the great Kashmiri historical epic, the Rajatarangini, written by the Brahmin Kalhana in the middle of the 12th century. A very scarce and attractive complete set of the first printing of this edition. Three volumes: [vi] xxiv, 584; [iv] 640; [iv] xvi, 723. Published as part of the series Memoires; textes orientaux et traductions publies par la Societe asiatique de Paris. Individual volume titles as follow: Volume 1. Texte sanscrit des six premiers livres et notes [Sanskrit text and notes on the first six books]. Volume 2. Traduction; esquisse geographique et ethnographique du Kachmir ancien et moderne; examen critique des six primiers livres [Translation with geographic and ethnographic sketch of ancient and modern Kashmir, with a critique of the first six books]. Volume 3: Traduction, e claircissements historiques et chronologiques relatifs aux septieme et huitieme livres [Translation and historical and chronological explanation of the seventh and eighth books]. The northern Indian realm of Kashmir was an important center of Hinduism and later of Buddhism, and both subjects are treated in the Rajatarangini, making it an important source for the study of the history of the two religions. The original text of the Rajatarangini consists of eight books. The first three books trace the history of Kashmir from the legendary the times of the Hindu deity Krishna to the ninth century. In the remaining five books, Kalhana recounts the history from the Utpala dynasty (beginning in 855 a.d.) to Kalhana's own time. As an innovative historian, Kalhana drew upon written records, oral histories of the royal courts, and historical inscriptions carved on temples and statues. In the mid-1830s, the Calcutta Baptist Mission Press undertook a project to print the ancient Sanskrit epics for the first time, including an edition of the first six books of the Rajatarangini. Anthony Troyer, a British captain with a talent for languages, acquired a copy of the Calcutta edition and returned with it to Europe in 1835. Over the next five years, he corrected that edition and then reprinted it in Sanskrit with copious notes in French, which were published as volume one of this edition. Troyer's second volume included a translation of the first six books into French (apparently the first European translation of Kalhana's history). He had planned to provide a translation of books seven and eight at the same time, but the manuscript he requested from India went missing and other events conspired to delay publication until 1852. Volume three, which, due to the delay, is often missing from the set, is entirely devoted to a French translation of the final two books of Kalhana's text. Very good in half morocco and marbled paper-covered boards. Spine in six compartments with gilt titles. Wear to bottom edges; old paper shelf label on spines, and stamp of an Arabic or Persian library on title pages. Minor foxing to pages, but generally clean and bright. [JSP02]

$937.50

Prehistoric Civilization of the Indus Valley. Sir William Meyer Lecture, 1935

By Dikshit, Rao Bahadur K. N.

Madras: University of Madras, 1973. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 56 pages, plus black and white plates. Third edition. Very good in a very good dust jacket.

$12.50

Our India
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Our India

By Masani, Minoo

New York: Oxford University Press, 1942. First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illustrated by C. G . H. Moorhouse. An overview of Indian economics and culture, apparently for a high school-aged audience. The author was president of the All India Congress Socialist Party. First edition (first printing). Bookplate on front pastedown, else very good in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket. A bit musty. First Edition

$25.00