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  • SCOTT, Paul
    A Division of the Spoils: A Novel

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Morrow, 1975. Octavo, cloth and boards. Very nearly fine copy, no owner names. Black dust jacket has a crease to front flap, tiny nicks at spine tips; near fine otherwise, flap price intact. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required. The final volume in the Raj Quartet. 0688029264

    Book ID: 34534
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  • Grimmett, Richard; Inskipp, Carol; Inskipp, Tim
    A Guide to the Birds of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives

    Edition: First printing

    Priceton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1998. Thick quarto, terra cotta cloth. pp 888. Colour and b&w illustrations, index. Fine copy. Dust jacket has a small corner chip at head of spine, else fine.Note: 3 kg parcel, extra postage may be required. 0691006873

    Book ID: 45968
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  • MARKANDAYA, Kamala
    A HANDFUL OF RICE

    Edition: First US Edition

    New York: John Day, 1966. Yellow cloth. Small owner name at front, else fine. Dust jacket has a small tear, nicks, and faint soiling, to rear panel, else fine, flap price intact.

    Book ID: 40953
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  • MACDONELL, Arthur Anthony
    A PRACTICAL SANSKRIT DICTIONARY: With Transliteration, Accentuation and Etymological Analysis Throughout

    Edition: Second Edition

    Oxford University Press, 1954. Blue cloth. Language charts pasted to endpapers; page edges yellowed; else a VG clean and unworn jacketless copy, no owner marks. 1.6 kg parcel.; Quarto; xii, 382 pages

    Book ID: 54285
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  • SETH, Vikram
    A SUITABLE BOY

    Little, Brown (Canada), 1993. First Canadian issue, from US sheets. Black cloth and boards, spine a little concave (as often because of the bulk), page edges yellowed and text paper a little toned, as usual, else fine. Jacket has soft crease at head of spine, else fine, flap price intact. 1.95 kg parcel.; Tall octavo 9" - 10" tall; 1345 pages

    Book ID: 54264
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  • DESANI, G.V.
    ALL ABOUT H. HATTERR. A Gesture.

    Edition: First American Edition

    New York: Farrar, Straus and Young, 1951. Octavo, 300 pp. Light blue boards. Spine tanned; front cover has a damp spot to fore margin and a bruise to upper outer corner; light yellowing to text paper; rubber stamps to upper margin of front pastedown; small corner crease to early leaves; in all a good, tight jacketless copy. The Indian author's first novel, first published London, 1948, and revised several times later. An important book, said to be the first post-colonial novel of consequence in Indian literature.

    Book ID: 19972
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  • WILLIAMS, L. F. Rushbrook
    AN EMPIRE BUILDER OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY. A Summary Account of the Political Career of Zahir-ud-din Muhammad, Surnamed Babur. Being the Allahabad University Lectures for 1915-16.

    Delhi: S. Chand, no date [1970's?]. Blue cloth. xii, 188 pp. Plates inserted, maps in text. 1976 ink inscription to front free endpaper, else a fine jacketless copy.; Octavo

    Book ID: 12109
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  • ECK, Diana L.
    BANARAS city of light

    Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1983. Light spine creases, front cover a bit curled, else fine. Maps, photos, index.; B&W Photographs; Octavo

    Condition: Near Fine

    Book ID: 54273
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  • MONIER-WILLIAMS, MONIER, Sir, 1819-99
    BRAHMANISM AND HINDUISM: or, religious thought and life in India, as based on the Veda and other sacred books of the Hindus. Fourth edition, enlarged and improved

    London (Madras): John Murray (Higginbotham & Co.), 1891. 4th and best edition, Indian issue, with the Higginbotham spine imprint. Octavo, original brown cloth, sides ruled in blind, spine lettered and illustrated in gilt, green marbled endpapers. pp (xxviii), (604) + frontispiece. Index. Yellowing to page edges; small spot on front cover neatly touched up; scattered foxing and ticks and lines in margins in pencil; soft vertical ridges to spine; Madras, 1910, pencil owner name at front, else a VG+ clean, tight and unworn copy, inner hinges not cracked. First published in 1883 as RELIGIOUS THOUGHT AND LIFE IN INDIA, this new edition "contains so many improvements and additions that it may be regarded as almost a new work." Sir…

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    London (Madras): John Murray (Higginbotham & Co.), 1891. 4th and best edition, Indian issue, with the Higginbotham spine imprint. Octavo, original brown cloth, sides ruled in blind, spine lettered and illustrated in gilt, green marbled endpapers. pp (xxviii), (604) + frontispiece. Index. Yellowing to page edges; small spot on front cover neatly touched up; scattered foxing and ticks and lines in margins in pencil; soft vertical ridges to spine; Madras, 1910, pencil owner name at front, else a VG+ clean, tight and unworn copy, inner hinges not cracked. First published in 1883 as RELIGIOUS THOUGHT AND LIFE IN INDIA, this new edition "contains so many improvements and additions that it may be regarded as almost a new work." Sir Monier was the second Boden Professor of Sanskrit at Oxford University. He taught Asian languages, at the East India Company College from 1844 until 1858. He believed that the conversion of India to Christianity should be one of the aims of oriental scholarship. He once predicted the demise of Hinduism and hoped Christianity would halt the spread of Islam. He was widely credited with the introduction of the word Hinduism into common English usage. 1.5 kg parcel.

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    Book ID: 42884
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  • ANAND, Mulk Raj
    COOLIE. With an introduction by Saros Cowasjee

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Copp Clark, 1972. Pink card covers. Spine sunned, sticker stain on first leaf and at head of spine; VG uncreased copy otherwise, no owner names. First published London, 1936, this is the revised text, adding a new introduction. An important Indian novel.

    Book ID: 41502
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  • SHARMA, I.K.
    DHARAMSALA amd other poems

    Edition: First printing

    Jaipur, India: Skylark Publications, 1993. Inscribed by Author; pp 44, card covers. Fine copy. Inscribed by the author to Constance Rooke. Rajasthani poet. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.; Octavo; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 53120
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  • ETHNOGRAPHIC NOTES IN SOUTHERN INDIA. With 40 plates by THURSTON, Edgar
    THURSTON, Edgar
    ETHNOGRAPHIC NOTES IN SOUTHERN INDIA. With 40 plates

    Edition: First printing

    Madras: The Superintendent, Government Press, 1906. Thick octavo, original grey pictorial cloth stamped in gilt and black. pp viii, 580 + frontispiece with tissue guard and 39 other plates (collated complete). Index. Page edges yellowed; 1919 ink name at front; very light cover soiling; endpaper yellowing; scattered foxing in text; frequent pencil marks in text, mostly in margins; cracked inner hinge neatly repaired; else a VG clean and unworn copy. 2 kg parcel

    Book ID: 42886
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  • FROM THE OCEAN TO THE SKY by HILLARY, Edmund, Sir
    HILLARY, Edmund, Sir
    FROM THE OCEAN TO THE SKY

    London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1979. Inscribed by Author.; Second printing, same year as first. Variant white boards, endpaper maps. 272 pp + many photos, some in colour. A VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR in red ink on the title page "To _____, Ed Hillary". The account of his expedition up the Ganges and then to its source high in the Himalayas.; Signed by Author. 0340224606

    Book ID: 25454
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  • ERIKSON, Erik H.
    GANDHI'S TRUTH: On the Origins of Militant Nonviolence.

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Norton, 1969. Black cloth. [2], 474, [4] pp. Light foxing to top page edges, two small ink initials to front free endpaper, else fine. Dust jacket is VG, with nicks, half inch tear, minor rubbing.

    Book ID: 13244
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  • COWASJEE, Saros
    GOODBYE TO ELSA

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: New Press, 1974. Light brown boards. Fine in fine, price-clipped jacket. Made from UK sheets. First novel of this Indo-Canadian author. ; Octavo 0887702066

    Book ID: 49515
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  • DILKE, Charles Wentworth, Sir
    GREATER BRITAIN: A Record of Travel in English-Speaking Countries. Third Edition.

    Edition: First US Edition

    New York: Harper, 1869. Octavo, original brown cloth decorated in blind, spine gilt lettered. pp (xvi), (17)-561, [1], (1, ads). 11 illustrations and 6 maps in text. Indexed. One dime-sized damp spot to front cover, damp streaks to rear cover; Odd Fellows bookplate inside front cover; page edges yellowed; else a VG+ clean, tight and unworn copy, hinges not cracked. Part I covers the USA including Utah, with one short chapter on Canada; Part II covers the Pacific, including Pitcairn Island, and the Maories; Part III is about Australia; Part IV covers Ceylon (two chapters), and India. Flake 2839 (3 chapters are on the Mormons).

    Book ID: 42913
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  • HAPPINESS AND OTHER DISORDERS by SAIDULLAH, Ahmad
    SAIDULLAH, Ahmad
    HAPPINESS AND OTHER DISORDERS

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Key Porter, 2008. Beige boards. Fine in fine jacket. A collection of short stories, first book of this Indian-Canadian author. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 53262
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  • DESAI, Anita
    JOURNEY TO ITHACA: a novel (proof copy)

    Edition: First US issue

    New York: Knopf, 1995. Uncorrected proof in cream non-pictorial card covers. Octavo, 309 pp. Front cover has small creases to outer corners and to fore edge; text has small soft bruise to outer corners; VG+ otherwise. Made from the UK (Heinemann) edition, with the title page bearing the UK imprint. A novel about a pair of young Europeans seeking enlightenment in India in the 1970s.

    Book ID: 11178
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  • KALIDASA
    KALIDASA'S KUMARASAMBHAVA cantos I-VIII. Edited with thecommentary ofMoti Mullinatha, a literal English translation, notes and introduction by M.R. Kale

    Edition: Seventh

    Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1981. Black cloth. Text paper lightly yellowed. Price-clipped jacket. Text in Sanskrit and English ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; (xlii), 395 pages

    Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket

    Book ID: 54258
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  • LACHMI BAI RANI OF JHANSI. The Jeanne D'Arc of India by WHITE, Michael
    WHITE, Michael
    LACHMI BAI RANI OF JHANSI. The Jeanne D'Arc of India

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: J.F. Taylor, 1901. Octavo. pp [xii], 297, [7, blank], [16, ads] + 6 plates. Blue cloth with red lettering and cover design, top edge trimmed, others deckled. Yellowing to page edges, minor rubbing at spine tips, else a VG+ clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. "A strong Historical Novel dealing with the Sepoy Rebellion. ... The novel shows [Lachmi Bai - the famous Princess of India], in the role of The Jeanne d'Arc of India, depicting with masterly skill the brains, unceasing energy and indomintable courage which enabled her to rouse the native princes to strike a blow for freedom. Her beauty, woman's wit and earnestness of purpose, all make her a most fascinating heroine,…

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    New York: J.F. Taylor, 1901. Octavo. pp [xii], 297, [7, blank], [16, ads] + 6 plates. Blue cloth with red lettering and cover design, top edge trimmed, others deckled. Yellowing to page edges, minor rubbing at spine tips, else a VG+ clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. "A strong Historical Novel dealing with the Sepoy Rebellion. ... The novel shows [Lachmi Bai - the famous Princess of India], in the role of The Jeanne d'Arc of India, depicting with masterly skill the brains, unceasing energy and indomintable courage which enabled her to rouse the native princes to strike a blow for freedom. Her beauty, woman's wit and earnestness of purpose, all make her a most fascinating heroine, both in romance and history." - from the publisher's advertisement. Smith, American Fiction W-492.

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    Book ID: 27449
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