Tableau historique de l'Inde, contenant un Abrégé de la Mithologie et des mœurs Indiennes, avec une description de leur Politique, de leur Religion, &c.
: Anquetil-Duperron, Abraham HyacintheYear
: First editionPublisher
: Bouillon; La Société TypographiqueCategory
Old paper covered boards, 12mo, pp. 269, 3. Amateurishly rebacked. Some dampstains at the first few leaves. A stamp of St. Thomas College, Venlo on first blank, on the reverse of the half title page, the title page and the first text page. Another stamp of the library of Mariënhage, Eindhoven on the reverse of the title page and on the lower margin of page 151. A paper label on the spine with the shelf nr. of St. Thomas College.
Illustrated with 3 plates of which one a folding plate. An extremely rare book on India and its population, covering many aspects of the Indian cultures and religions.
As the book was published anonymously, its authorship sometimes is attributed to Pierre Poivre, but generally it is accepted that Abraham Anquetil-Duperron, who spent the greater part of the 1750's in India, is the author.
Apart from the preliminary leaves with some dampstaining and several stamps the rest of the book is fresh and clean.
An extremely rare book with only two records in RBH and none in ABPC.
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