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Benthamite/Utilitarian/Imperialist/InfluentialHistory of India
(A View from a Desk in London).  Mill, James.  The history of British India ... in six volumes.  London: Baldwin, Cradock, & Joy, 1826. 8vo (23.1 cm, 9.1"). 6 vols. I: iv, xxxv, [1], 450 pp.; 1 map. II: iv, 463, [1] pp.; 1 map. III: iv, 571, [1] pp. IV: iv, 508 pp. V: iv, 546 pp. VI: iv, [2], 631, [1] pp.
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“A God-Hero of the Golden Age of Myth” —
The First Original English-Language Poem on the Buddha
Arnold, Edwin.  The light of Asia. Being the life and teaching of Gautama prince of India and founder of Buddhism. Avon, CT: Printed for the members of the Limited Editions Club, 1976. Folio (30 cm, 11.8"). xxiv, 193, [3] pp.; 8 col. plts.
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The First Jesuit Mission to theMughal Empire
Bartoli, Daniello.  Missione al Gran Mogor del P. Ridolfo Aqvaviva ... sua vita e morte, e d'altri quattro compagni uccisi in odio della fede in Salsete di Goa. Milano: Lodovico Monza, 1664. 12mo. [4] ff., 193, [1] p., [1] f.
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Chinese Buddhists in India
Beal, Samuel.  Chinese accounts of India. Calcutta: S. Gupta for Susil Gupta, 1957–58. 8vo (22.2 cm, 8.75"). 3 vols. (of 4) I: [8], 127, [1] pp. II: vi, [2], [129]–258 pp. III: [8], [259]–396 pp.
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A Trio from the Old TestamentBengali
Calcutta Baptist Mission Press
Bible.  O.T. Job. Bengali. Yates. 1843.  The preceptive and devotional books of the Old Testament comprehending Job, the Psalms of David and the writings of Solomon, in Bengálí. Calcutta: Printed at the Baptist Mission Press, 1843. Sm. 4to (25.5 cm; 10.125"). [4], 475–608 pp.
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The Four Gospels & Acts of the Apostlesin Bengali
Calcutta Baptist Mission Press
Bible.  Gospels. Bengali. Yates. 1845.  [five lines in Bengali, then] The four Gospels, with the Acts of the Apostles, in Bengali. Calcutta: Pr. at the Baptist Mission Press ... for the Bible Translation Society, 1845. 8vo (19.7 cm; 7.75"). [2], 282 pp.
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Language Closely Related to BengaliPrinted at a Mission Press
In Oriya Characters
Bible. N.T. Matthew. Oriya.  The Gospel by Matthew in Oriya. Cuttack: Pr. at the Mission Press, for the Crissa Baptist Mission, 1888. 32mo (12 cm, 4.75"). 128 pp.
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Praised by the Pope, CONDEMNED by the Chinese: Death of a Jesuit Missionary
[Fatinelli, Giovanni Jacopo]; Carlo Majelli.  Relazione della preziosa morte dell' eminentiss. e reverendiss. Carlo Tomaso Maillard di Tournon prete cardinale della S.R. Chiesa. Commissario, e Visitatore Apostolico Generale, con le facoltà di legato a latere nell' Impero della Cina, e regni dell' Indie Orientali, seguita nella città di Macao li 8. del mese di giugno dell' anno 1710, edi [sic] ciò, che gli avvenne negli ultimi cinque mesi della sua vita. Roma & Bologna: Costantino Pisarri, 1711. 4to (20.4 cm, 8"). 70, [2] pp.
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Introducing . . .
Brockie, William.  Indian philosophy, [an] introductory paper. London: Trubner & Co. 8vo. 25 pp.
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PERSIA in10 Volumes & 79 Plates
Chardin, John.  Voyages de Mr. le chevalier Chardin, en Perse, et autres lieux de l'Orient. Paris: André Cailleau, 1723. 8vo (16.5 cm, 6.5"). 10 vols. I: Frontis., [10], 254 pp.; 1 fold. map. II: 334 pp.; 4 fold. plts., 5 plts. III: 285, [1 (blank)] pp.; 4 fold. plts., 3 plts. IV: 280 pp.; 2 fold. plts., 3 plts. V: 312 pp.; 4 fold. tables, 5 plts. VI: 328 pp.; 4 plts. VII: [10], 15–448 [i.e., 446] pp. VIII: 255, [1 (blank)] pp.; 10 fold. plts., 6 plts. IX: 308 pp.; 1 double-spread fold. plt., 8 fold. plts., 19 plts. X: [22], 3–220, [82 (index)] pp.
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An American Unitarian in India & Beyond Very Early Account of Travelling the Suez Canal
Dall, Charles Henry Appleton.  From Calcutta to London by the Suez Canal. Calcutta: The “Englishman” Press, 1869. 12mo (16.2 cm, 6.35"). [6], 272, xxii pp.
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TOYS Ancient & Modern forIndian ChildrenInscribed by the Illustrator
Dongerkery, Kamala S.; Mrs. A.B. Schwarz, illus.  A journey through Toyland. Bombay: Popular Book Depot, 1954. 8vo (25.4 cm, 10"). Frontis., xvii, [3], 118, [2 (blank)] pp.; 8 plts., illus.
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The 1886 Winner of theParkes Memorial Prize
Duncan, Andrew.  The prevention of disease in tropical and sub-tropical campaigns. London: J. & A. Churchill, 1888. 8vo (22 cm, 8.5"). x, 396 pp.
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The Title Says It All
Edwardes, Herbert B. Our Indian empire: Its beginning and end.  [London: 1861]. 16mo. 32 pp.

Plenty of Stories inPlenty of Places
Frewen, Moreton.  Melton Mowbray and other memories. London: Herbert Jenkins Limited, 1924. 8vo (21.6 cm; 8.5"). viii, [4], 311 pp., [16] plts.
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Polenta before It Was Made withTurkey Wheat”
& Woodcuts from theMoretus Press
Gerard, John.  The herball, or, General historie of plantes. London: Printed by Adam Islip, Joice Norton & Richard Whitakers, 1636. Large folio (35.5 cm; 14"). [19 of 20] ff., 1630 [i.e., 1634] pp., [24 of 25] ff. (without the initial and final blank leaves).
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More than One Lifetime's Worth of Adventure & Interesting Ideas
Harriott, John.  Struggles through life, exemplified in the various travels and adventures in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, of John Harriott, Esq. London: Pr. for the author, 1815. 12mo (18 cm, 7.1"). 3 vols. I: Frontis., xvxv, [1], 443, [1] pp. II: xii, 428, [2] pp. III: vii, [1], 479, [1] pp. (lacking pp. 69–72); 1 fold. plt., 1 plt.
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Youthful Writing.  Good Writing!
Kipling, Rudyard.  The city of dreadful night and other places.  Allahabad & London: A.H. Wheeler & Co / Sampson Low, Marston, & Co., [1891]. 8vo. 96 pp.
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A Good BAV Title Macclesfield Provenance
Mela, Pomponius.  Pomponii Melae De orbis situ libri tres, accuratissime eme[n]dati. Lutetiae Parisiorum: [Chrétien Wechel], 1530. Folio (34 cm; 13.25"). [14] ff., 196 p., [1] f., [28] ff. (without the fold. map, if one was actually issued with it).
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A Mash-up of AttitudesA Catalogue of Erotic Options
Member of the Royal Asiatic Society.  Marriage ceremonies & priapic rites in India & the East. No place: Privately Printed, 1909. Sq. 8vo. [1] f., 107, [1] pp., [1] f.
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WORLD MYTHOLOGY8 Vols. & Thousands of Entries
Pozzoli, Giovanni; Felice Romani; Antonio Peracchi, et al.  Dizionario storico-mitologico di tutti i popoli del mondo. Livorno: Stamperia Vignozzi, 1824–28. 8 vols. 8vo (21 cm, 8.25"). I: 580 pp. II: 581–1163, [1] pp. (pp. 1057–64 repeated in place of pp. 1065–72). III: [1165]–1708 pp. (pagination 1551–52 repeated, 1687–88 skipped). IV: [1709]–2342 pp. V: 2351–3086 pp. (pagination skips 2519–26). VI: 3087–3855 pp. (pagination skips 3407–08). VII: 576 pp. VIII: 577–1074 pp.
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From aSuccessful & Insightful Indian Civil Servant
Prinsep, Henry Thoby. The India question in 1853. London: William H. Allen & Co., 1853. 8vo (19.6 cm, 7.75"). [2], 111, [1 (blank)] pp.
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Improved Taste of Modern Time MustQuestion the Crudities of Former Days”
Rocco, Sha [pseud. of Abisha Shumway Hudson].  The masculine cross and ancient sex worship. New York: Asa K. Butts & Co., 1874. 8vo (19 cm, 7.75"). 65, [7 (adv.)] pp.; illus.
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THIS! TimePay Attention
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley.  A comparative statement of the two bills, for the better government of the British possessions in India, brought into Parliament by Mr. Fox and Mr. Pitt...second edition. London: J. Debrett, 1788. 4to (28.5 cm, 11.25"). 39, [1 (blank)] pp.

It Was a Fascinating Discovery Which Invited Prolonged Exploration”
Stein, Marc Aurel.  On ancient Central-Asian tracks: brief narrative of three expeditions in innermost Asia and north-western China. London: Macmillan & Co., 1933. 8vo (24 cm; 9.5"). xxiv, 342 pp.
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“To Write or Speak the Epilogue after Any Great & Grand Drama Is
by No Means an Easy Task
Whewell, William; Henry T. De la Beche; & Others.  Lectures on the results of the Exhibition, delivered before the Society of Arts, Manufacturers, and Commerce, at the suggestion of H.R.H. Prince Albert, president of the society. Philadelphia: Reprinted by A. Hart, late Cary & Hart (Printed by T.K. & P.G. Collins), 1852. 12mo (17.9 cm; 7"). [2], 463 pp.
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A “Lovely Indian” Organizes a RESCUE
(Also “Lisette & Login”)
(Zoa).  The authentic history of Zoa, the beautiful Indian, (daughter of Henriette de Belgrave), and of Rodomond, an East-India merchant, whom Zoa releases from confinement and intended death, and with him escapes to England. London: Dean & Munday, [between 1808 and 1816]. 12mo (17.8 cm, 7"). Frontis., [3], 8–36 pp.
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