Lot 116 of 333:
Asiatic Researches 1812 with engraved plates  

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Title:
Asiatic Researches; or, Transactions of the Society Instituted in Bengal, for inquiring into the History and Antiquities, the Arts, Sciences, and Literature, of Asia

Author:
**

Place:
London

Publisher:
J. Cuthell, et al.

Date:
1812

Description:
Volume the Eleventh, Printed Verbatim from the Calcutta Edition. [8], 566, [2] pp. Illus. with 8 folding copper-engraved plates, 5 of them hand-colored; folding copper-engraved map hand-colored in outline. (8vo) 9x5½, original cloth-backed boards, paper spine label. The significant articles by British doctors and military men serving in India include two on the sources of the Ganges River, one of which, Capt. F.V. Raper's Narrative of a Survey for the purpose of discovering the Sources of the Ganges, is illustrated with the folding map; the hand-colored plates are of "several of the Monandrous Plants of India" illustrating an article by W. Roxburgh, M.D. Other articles include A Catalogue of the Indian Medicinal Plants and Drugs, with their names in the Hindustani and Sanscrit languages by John Fleming, M.D.; a Sketch of the Sikhs by Brig. Gen. Malcolm, etc. Formerly in the Charles Holbrook Library of the Pacific School of Religion, with old rubberstamps to title-page and following leaf, bookplate, evidence of removed spine label and rear endpaper slip.

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Condition:
Rubbing and extremity wear to the boards, spine ends frayed, front joint splitting; some light foxing within, light offset to the plates, front free endpaper detached, folding meteorological table at rear with half torn off and lacking, else good to very good, fragile and fairly scarce, seldom found better.


 
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