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(INDIA). (CURZON, George Nathaniel, Viceroy and Governor General of India).
Summary of the Administration of Lord Curzon of Kedleston, Viceroy and Governor General of India, in the Home Department. I. - January 1899 to April 1904. II. - December 1904 to November 1905.
Simla: Government Central Branch Press,
First edition of the official report of Curzon’s administration of Indian home affairs during his period as Viceroy. Curzon’s office was contentious and was concluded… (more)
First edition of the official report of Curzon’s administration of Indian home affairs during his period as Viceroy. Curzon’s office was contentious and was concluded following a bitter feud with Kitchener. His belief in traditional sovereignty was frequently at odds with emergent Indian nationalism but many of his achievements have been long lasting, especially in the field of law, education and cultural heritage. Nearly 100 pages of the Home Department report are devoted to his judicial reforms with a further hundred concern policing and penal policies. His work reforming the University system is recounted in detail and there are interesting accounts of the merger between the Calcutta City Library and the Imperial Library to form what became the Indian National Library. Medical, sanitary and plague issues also occupy a full part.
This is one of several official reports on aspects of Curzon’s administration, subtitled: Public Works; Department of Commerce and Industry; Department of Revenue and Agriculture and Railway Board. All are very scarce. COPAC and OCLC between them list copies of the Home Department report at Bodley and Syracuse only.(see full details)More details Price: £400.00
[SAURIN, Bernard Joseph.]
Mirza et Fatmé, conte indien, traduit de l’Arabe.
‘À la Haye’ [Paris],
First edition. A rare novel for young readers, in the form of a fairy tale set in India, with a full complement of the requisite… (more)
First edition. A rare novel for young readers, in the form of a fairy tale set in India, with a full complement of the requisite genies and magical occurrences; a preface by the ‘translator’ explains the origins of the text and tells of its discovery in Delhi in an Arabic manuscript from the library of the Grand Mogul. Saurin (1706-1781) was a dramatist and poet with a particular interest in contemporary English writing; he published translations and imitations of Pope, Thomson, Lillo, etc. He was very friendly with Helvétius, who secured him a pension which enabled him to abandon law and dedicate himself to writing.
The novel appeared in English as Mirza and Fatima in the same year. Cioranescu 59517; Gay III, 240; Dufrenoy, L’Orient Romanesque en France 1704-1789, 181.(see full details)More details Price: £350.00
Gramatica indostana a mais vulgar que se practica no imperio do gram Mogol: offerecida aos muitos reverendos padres missionarios do ditto imperio
Rome: Estamperia da Sagrada Congregaçaõ de Propaganda Fide,
First edition of this Jesuit missionary Hindustani-Portuguese grammar, the former language rendered in arabic characters. (more)
First edition of this Jesuit missionary Hindustani-Portuguese grammar, the former language rendered in arabic characters.(see full details)More details Price: £600.00