Asiatic Society of Bengal. Asiatick Researches: Or, Transactions of the Society, Instituted in Bengal. Calcutta: Manuel Cantopher, 1788-95.

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Asiatic Society of Bengal.
Asiatick Researches: Or, Transactions of the Society, Instituted in Bengal. Calcutta: Manuel Cantopher, 1788-95.

US$ 2,000 - 3,000
£ 1,500 - 2,300
Asiatic Society of Bengal.
Asiatick Researches: Or, Transactions of the Society, Instituted in Bengal. Calcutta: Manuel Cantopher, 1788-95.
Volumes 1-4. 4to (280 x 220 mm). Engraved plates and folding diagrams, a few detached. Contemporary half pigskin, worn, joints cracked, occasional very light worming at upper margins, a mismatched set volume 2 slightly shorter.
Provenance: F.J. Marsden (bookplate in each volume); Raj Krishna.

The rare first four volumes of what would become the most important Academic Journal of the Indian sub-continent. The Asiatic Society of Bengal was founded by Sir William Jones in 1784, with the support of the Governor-General of Bengal, Warren Hastings. The aim of the society was to encourage Oriental studies and in particular studies of Hindu Culture; sold as a periodical, not subject to return;
WITH: 20 offprint articles from the Asiatic Society of Bengal Journals. 8vo. Various dates. Modern Institutional bindings.
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Asiatic Society of Bengal. Asiatick Researches: Or, Transactions of the Society, Instituted in Bengal. Calcutta: Manuel Cantopher, 1788-95.
Asiatic Society of Bengal. Asiatick Researches: Or, Transactions of the Society, Instituted in Bengal. Calcutta: Manuel Cantopher, 1788-95.
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