ORIENTAL COLLECTIONS. OUSSELEY, WILLIAM. 1767-1842, Editor. The Oriental Collections: Consisting of Original Essays and Dissertations, Translations and Miscellaneous Papers. London: Cadell and Davies, and J. Debrett, 1797-1799.

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ORIENTAL COLLECTIONS.
OUSSELEY, WILLIAM. 1767-1842, Editor.
The Oriental Collections: Consisting of Original Essays and Dissertations, Translations and Miscellaneous Papers. London: Cadell and Davies, and J. Debrett, 1797-1799.

US$ 800 - 1,200
£ 600 - 900
ORIENTAL COLLECTIONS.
OUSSELEY, WILLIAM. 1767-1842, Editor. The Oriental Collections: Consisting of Original Essays and Dissertations, Translations and Miscellaneous Papers. London: Cadell and Davies, and J. Debrett, 1797-1799.
3 volumes. 4to (266 x 205 mm). 42 engraved and woodcut plates (2 hand-colored, several folding), folding letterpress table. Volumes I and II in contemporary half calf and boards, Volume II rebacked, Volume III in modern green morocco gilt. Upper cover of Volume I detached along with first 8 leaves, plates linen-backed, browning.
Provenance: Liverpool library (stamps, ink inscription in Volume II); Raj Krishna.

Sir William Ouseley became interested in Persian literature while studying French in Paris in 1787. His orientalist works earned him a Knighthood at the urging of General Lord Charles Cornwallis, who had served as Governor-General of India.
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ORIENTAL COLLECTIONS. OUSSELEY, WILLIAM. 1767-1842, Editor. The Oriental Collections: Consisting of Original Essays and Dissertations, Translations and Miscellaneous Papers. London: Cadell and Davies, and J. Debrett, 1797-1799.
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