The History Of Hindostan; From the Earliest Account Of Tiem, to The Death Of Akbar; Translated From The Persian Of Mahummud Casim Ferishta Of Delhi: Together With A Dissertation Concerning the Religion and Philosophy of the Brahmins; With An Appendix, Containing the History of the Mogul Empire, from its Decline in the Reign of Mahummud Shaw, to the present Times. Alexander Dow.

The History Of Hindostan; From the Earliest Account Of Tiem, to The Death Of Akbar; Translated From The Persian Of Mahummud Casim Ferishta Of Delhi: Together With A Dissertation Concerning the Religion and Philosophy of the Brahmins; With An Appendix, Containing the History of the Mogul Empire, from its Decline in the Reign of Mahummud Shaw, to the present Times

London: T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt, 1768. First edition. leather_bound. 364, 298 [96] pages. 26.5 x 22 cm. Two engraved frontispieces, plate of writing, and a folding map (inch clean tear repaired with archival tape). A Scot, who early traveled to India as a common sailor, acquiring a position of secretary to the governor and through the patronage of officials of the East India Company. He then served as an ensign in the Bengal Infantry, rapidly rising through the ranks to Captain. This work received great contemporary success. Raised bands, gilt spine panels, backstrip extremity wear, corner rubbing, endpapers toned, red leather spine label lacking Vol.I., armorial bookplate of James Earl of Glencairn. Contemporary full brown calf. Very good. Item #20214

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