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  • THE RIVERS OF PARADISE AND CHILDREN OF SHEM, with a copious appendix and a disquisition concerning the expedition of Sesostris into India by STIRLING, William, Major
    STIRLING, William, Major
    THE RIVERS OF PARADISE AND CHILDREN OF SHEM, with a copious appendix and a disquisition concerning the expedition of Sesostris into India

    Edition: First edition

    London / Exeter: Rivingtons / William Roberts, 1855. Octavo, original blue cloth gilt lettered and decorated in blind on front cover, yellow endpapers. pp 88, [2] + frontispiece map and one plate. Some foxing; small holes to lower outer margin of pp 49-52, well away from any printing; else a VG+ clean, bright and tight copy, no owner names, inner hinges not cracked. The author seeks "to prove that the region of the Nerbudda, one of the great and sacred rivers of India, was the ancient dwelling-place of the children of Shem, and the birth-place of Abraham, and that that river was the Pison. I will endeavour to show also that Ophir and Havilah, and Tarshis, were in the…

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    London / Exeter: Rivingtons / William Roberts, 1855. Octavo, original blue cloth gilt lettered and decorated in blind on front cover, yellow endpapers. pp 88, [2] + frontispiece map and one plate. Some foxing; small holes to lower outer margin of pp 49-52, well away from any printing; else a VG+ clean, bright and tight copy, no owner names, inner hinges not cracked. The author seeks "to prove that the region of the Nerbudda, one of the great and sacred rivers of India, was the ancient dwelling-place of the children of Shem, and the birth-place of Abraham, and that that river was the Pison. I will endeavour to show also that Ophir and Havilah, and Tarshis, were in the same region." Sesostris was an ancient Egyptian pharoah who was said to have lead an army of conquest as far as Georgia (Colchis). A scarce little book. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate will be reduced.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 39892
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  • COLLIER, Price (1860-1913)
    THE WEST IN THE EAST from an American Point of View.

    Edition: First Canadian issue.

    Toronto: McClelland & Goodchild, 1911. Dark green cloth, spine gilt lettered. pp [2], (xii), 534. Bookplate on front free endpaper, else a VG clean and unworn copy. Of the 11 chapters (plus a Conclusion), the first 8 are about his experiences in India. Chapter 9 is on China, 10 on Japan, and 11 on "Things Japanese, Korean, and Manchurian.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 11073
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  • STEVENSON, J., Rev. (John Stevenson)
    TRANSLATION OF THE SANHITA OF THE SAMA VEDA

    Edition: First edition

    London: Allen & Unwin, for the Oriental Translation Fund, 1842. Original black cloth, paper spine label. pp (xvi), (284). Bit of wear to foot of spine, rear joint, outer corners; some foxing, mainly to endpapers and text early and late; page edges yellowed; spine label darkened, chipped at edges, hard to read; modern ink owner name at front; one signature a little proud at the fore edge; text mostly unopened at the top edges; in all, good externally, internally unworn, VG. "Of all the numerous Samhitas of the Samaveda, which are said to have existed once, only three have come down to us. The best known of these, the Samaveda-Samhita of the Kauthumas consists of two parts, the Arcika…

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    London: Allen & Unwin, for the Oriental Translation Fund, 1842. Original black cloth, paper spine label. pp (xvi), (284). Bit of wear to foot of spine, rear joint, outer corners; some foxing, mainly to endpapers and text early and late; page edges yellowed; spine label darkened, chipped at edges, hard to read; modern ink owner name at front; one signature a little proud at the fore edge; text mostly unopened at the top edges; in all, good externally, internally unworn, VG. "Of all the numerous Samhitas of the Samaveda, which are said to have existed once, only three have come down to us. The best known of these, the Samaveda-Samhita of the Kauthumas consists of two parts, the Arcika or Purvarcika or the '(first) collection of stanzas' and the Uttararcika or 'second collection of stanzas'. Both parts consist of verses all of which recur in the Rigveda. Of the 1810 verses, which both parts contain altogether, all except 75 are also found in the Rigveda-Samhita and that largely in the VIII and IX books".

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 52097
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  • VILLAGE TALES AND JUNGLE TRAGEDIES. with a frontispiece by John Charlton by CROKER, B.M.
    CROKER, B.M.
    VILLAGE TALES AND JUNGLE TRAGEDIES. with a frontispiece by John Charlton

    Edition: First printing

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1895. Ocfavo, blue cloth gilt lettered, blind decoration on front cover, tan decorated endpapers. pp (8), 234, (2, ads) + 32 pp Sept., 1894, catalogue + frontispiece with tissue guard. Slight wear at ends of lightly darkened spine; else a VG+ clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names, inner hinges not cracked.. A collection of seven short stories set in India. Bithia Mary Croker (1847-1920) was an Anglo-Indian author born in Ireland. Her husband was in the army and they lived in India 1877-1891. She published 50 novels and short story collections, tmany of them, like this one, set in India. She is most remembered today for her ghost stories. Uncommon book. Wolff 1627

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 40382
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