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First editions and rare books, including copies in fine bindings, relating to history, travel, culture and exploration in the Indian sub-continent, including the areas of the modern countries of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.

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  1. Les Voyages de Jean Struys,
    First edition in French first published in Amsterdam in 1676, before becoming a Europe-wide best-seller. Purporting to be an account of the travels of a Dutch sail-maker and seaman, the truth of these adventures has been challenged in the past. However, it is now widely accepted that although replete with plagiarised text... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 94082

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  2. [Untitled]
    A lovely map of Southern India, Ceylon and Burma, published by James Wyld in A New General Atlas of Modern Geography Learn More
    £145

    Stock Code: 76245

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  3. Reminiscences of an Indian Police Official.
    First edition. "From 1857 to 1885, Crawford served in the India Police of the Bombay Presidency and in Central India. In this work, he has provided a loose collection of case studies for crimes ranging from fraud to murder for which he was investigating officer. As true of other similar works, Crawford's success as a detective... Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 68580

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  4. Cocanada Bay.
    A map of Cocanada Bay, nowadays Kakinada in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. Learn More
    £40

    Stock Code: 79080

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  5. Amsterdam Island.
    A map of Amsterdam Island in the Southern Indian Ocean, currently a French possession. Learn More
    £45

    Stock Code: 79075

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  6. Bassas Reefs.
    A map of the Bassas Reefs in Sri Lanka. Learn More
    £45

    Stock Code: 79058

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  7. Aracan River.
    A map of the entrance of the Arakan river in Myanmar. Learn More
    £40

    Stock Code: 79057

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  8. Vue de Pointe de Galle.
    Galle is a city situated on the south western tip of Sri Lanka, and it is the one of best examples of a fortified city built by Europeans in south Asia. The city has endured Portuguese, Dutch and British rule since the early years of the 16th century. This view shows many Dutch (V.O.C.) ships at anchor, and the fort is prominent.... Learn More
    £95

    Stock Code: 75171

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  9. Kurachie of Karatsji.
    A lovely view of the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, situated in Sindh Province, on the Arabian Sea. Published for a Dutch topographical work of British India. Learn More
    £65

    Stock Code: 75163

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  10. India
    A detailed and precise map of the western states of India. The map extends from Dhurrumpoor in the south to Hydrabad in the west to Beekaneer in the north. The distinct colouring of the map depicts which regions are British Territories, which are states under British Protection, and which areas are under Portuguese control.... Learn More
    £95

    Stock Code: 71630

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  11. Carte des costes de Perse, Gusarat, et Malabar.
    Map of the coasts of the Persian Gulf, Iran, Pakistan and Western India including the Maldives Islands, with a very decorative cartouche in the centre. Learn More
    £120

    Stock Code: 79097

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  12. Report of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce for the Year 1876-77.
    First and only edition, decidedly scarce: no copies cited in either Copac or OCLC. This attractive copy has an excellent provenance: bearing, on the front cover, the gilt arms and motto ("crux mihi grata quies" - "the cross gives me welcome rest") of the Adam family. This is almost certainly from the library of Sir Frank... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 111938

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  13. Personal Records of the Kandahar Campaign by Officers engaged therein.
    First edition of an important and uncommon source for the Second Afghan War. "Major Walter [sic] Ashe has compiled a group of twenty-three letters written by several unnamed officers of the British Army during the Second Afghan War Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 112747

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  14. "Correspondance de Victor Jacquemont avec sa famille et plusieurs de ses amis, pendant son voyage dans l'Inde (1828-1832)."
    First edition. Jacquemont travelled to India in 1828 as a plant-collector on behalf of the Jardin de Plantes, he visited Amber in Rajputana, met with the Ranjit Singh at his capital of Lahore, and visited the kingdom of Ladakh in the Himalayas, "travelling for three and a half years he encountered difficulties and privations... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 112745

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  15. [Sammelband of travel narratives and digests.]
    An interesting sammelband of scarce travel narratives printed by the radical publisher and bookseller Sir Richard Phillips (1767-1840), including a rare collection of anonymous letters from William Parry's first arctic voyage, and the sole editions in English of Baron Hallberg's Reise durch Skandinavien (1818) and of Louis... Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 112632

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  16. India.
    This lavishly produced catalogue for the exhibition "INDIA!", held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York from 1985 to 1986 was first published in 1985. Learn More
    £95

    Stock Code: 110802

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  17. A Forced March from My Home in Old England to My Home in the Regiment.
    First and only edition, extremely uncommon: only the British Library and Princeton copies traced in institutional holdings world-wide, one copy found in auction records, in 1952. The author, an officer in the 14th Regiment Madras Native Infantry, was on leave in London when he was ordered to rejoin his regiment in Bangalore... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 112178

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  18. The Life and Correspondence of Major-General Sir John Malcolm;
    First edition. Sir John William Kaye (1814-1876) had himself served in the Bengal Artillery before joining the civil service of the East India Company; he wrote extensively on India, his best known work being the valuable The History of the Sepoy War in India, 1857-8 (3 volumes, 1864-76). This remains the primary source... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 112004

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  19. The Life and Correspondence of Charles, Lord Metcalfe;
    First edition, a handsomely bound copy. Sir John William Kaye (1814-1876) had himself served in the Bengal Artillery before joining the civil service of the East India Company; he wrote extensively on India, his best known work being the valuable The History of the Sepoy War in India, 1857-8 (3 volumes, 1864-76). Charles... Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 112000

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  20. The Career of Major George Broadfoot, C.B.,
    First edition. Uncommon memoir of the man described by his fellow political officer, Colin McKenzie, as "the foremost man in India". Broadfoot first served in India in the late 1820s with the 34th Native Infantry Madras Army. After returning to Britain to study at Addiscombe, he rejoined the Madras Army, commissariat department,... Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 111984

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