Asiatic Society of Bengal. Journal. Volume XIII 1844 both parts, bound in two volumes

£425.00

Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, Edited By the Secretary and Sub-Secretary. Vol XIII. Part I, January to June, 1844, Nos 145 to 150. & Part II, July to December 1844 Nos 151 to 156. New Series.  Bishop’s College Press [Calcutta] 1844

Part I: Folding geological map with some colour of Mountain Provinces between the Sutlej and the Kalee (16 miles to 1 inch, outer marginal edges ragged where they overhang the text block ), 6 other folding plates & 1 coloured plate of fauna, v, [ii index], xx.494pp, lxii. pp xiv-xx [Rules of the Society]. Contemporary half black leather gilt with pebbled green cloth boards, minor rubbing and wear but a very decent, sound copy for a journal of this age, no previous ownership markings. Some of the papers are: Migratory tribes of Central India (Balfour pp 1-18); History of Arakan (Phayre pp23-52); Description of country of Seisthan (Lt R Leach pp 115-120); Route from Candahar toHerat (pp121-134); Notes on Moorcroft’s Travels in Ladakh (pp171-222 & 223-252); Agriculture of Shoa, Abyssinia ( Capt Graham pp253-296); Route from Seersa to Bahawalpur (Maj Mackeson pp 297-313), Notes on Mijjertheyn Somalees ( ( Lt Cruttenden, Asst Pol agent at Aden); A Journey from Herat to Simla via Candahar (pp339-360); Cashmeeree Grammar (Leach pp 397-420); Political events in the Carnatic from 1564 (Col Mackenzie pp 421-462).

Part II: Attractive and large foldingl coloured map of the Nerbudda River with notes, 10 other plates (mainly folding), The title page is not bound in this copy as is quite often the case with a second half of the year volume [the binding is the same as the 1st half of this volume listed above], iv.pp495-1004, lxiv-cxlvi. Contemporary half black leather gilt with pebbled green cloth boards, minor rubbing and wear but a very decent, sound copy for a journal of this age, no previous ownership markings. Some of the papers are: Navigation of the Nerbuda (A Shakespear pp495-519); Route from Dera Gahzeen Khan to Candahar (Maj R Leech pp 527-549); Cashmeer Grammar (pp553-570); Contination of notes on the Political state of the Carnatic 1564-1687 (pp578-609); Notes on the Kasia Hills and People (Yule pp612-631); Tour through Beloochistan in 1838/9 by Hajee Abdul Nubee of Kabul (arranged by Maj Leech pp668-706 & 786-826); Notes on Capt Herbert’s Tour from Almorah pp734-766); Journey to the Naga Hills (Mr Browne Wood pp771-785); Journey from Yezd to Herat (pp827-852); Extract from Dr Voysey’s Journals attached to the Trig Survey in Southern and Central India (pp852-862); Geographical Notice of the Valley of Jellalabad (MacGregor pp 867-880); the Numaon and Rohilcund Tuaree (Batten pp887-914). By this period the Journal was not being reprinted verbatim in England and coppies in decent, non-Indian condition are hard to find. feb22/5