9th Nov, 2021 10:00

Fine Books & Works on Paper

  Lot 693

Asiatick Researches

Asiatick Researches: or transactions of the Society, Instituted in Bengal, for inquiring into the history and antiquities, the arts, sciences, and literature, of Asia. 20 volumes, Index (first 18 volumes only) and Transactions of the Physical Class,

first edition, together 22 vols, vols. 19 & 20 each in 2 parts bound as one, over 200 plates, maps plans, charts and tables, some coloured, a few volumes with damp staining [Vol. 7 to title-page, folding map, 4 plates and lower r/h corner, Vol. 10. damp stain to top r/h corner, Vol. 12. to fore-edge p. I-xxviii, this vol. has an extra plate pf Chinese Tartary], uniformly rebound in 20th-century quarter cloth over boards, printed paper labels, [Printing and the Mind of Man, 235] 4to., Printed and Sold by Manuel Cantopher and others, Calcutta, 1788 - 1839

Very rare.

***The journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal was founded by Sir William Jones, High Court Judge, and pioneering orientalist, in 1784. It holds the distinction of being the first learned journal ever published to be devoted specifically to Asian studies. Our research shows that public records do not show any institutions having a complete set of the original Calcutta edition of the Asiatick Researches and no complete set of the Calcutta edition has ever been offered in the trade or sold at auction.

Sold for £75,000

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