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1 ABBOTT, Justin E. LIFE OF TUKARAM
Delhi Motilal Banarsidass 1986 8120801709 / 9788120801707 Soft Cover 
(Translation from Mahipati's Bhaktalilamrita Chapters 25 to 40) Small octavo, publisher's pictorial wraps, xx + 346pp. Faded and a little creased at spine, edges tanned, a few strained joints, nothing detaching. Text clean. A fair copy, perfectly usable. 
Price: 12.00 EUR
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2 ALLCHIN, Raymond and Bridget THE RISE OF CIVILIZATION IN INDIA AND PAKISTAN (Cambridge World Archaeology)
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1982 052128550X / 9780521285506 First Edition. Soft Cover 
Quarto, publisher's pictorial wraps, xiv + 379pp., mono. photo. and line illustrations, maps. Wraps faded at spine and margins, just a touch of soiling and minor wear at spine; 'J' stamp at title page, contents clean. A good, sound copy. 
Price: 20.00 EUR
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3 ANTROBUS, H.A. A HISTORY OF THE ASSAM COMPANY 1839-1953
Edinburgh Privately Printed by T. and A. Constable 1957 Hard Cover 
Large octavo, red cloth, gitl lettering at spine, gilt decoration at front board, mono. portrait fronts., xv + 501pp., errata slip tipped-in at contents leaf, mono. illustrations (one folding), tables, two folding maps in rear pocket, both in very good order. No dustwrapper, a few extremely minor marks at cloth, endpapers and edges a little tanned, minimal wear. A very good, sound copy. 
Price: 35.00 EUR
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A HISTORY OF THE JOREHAUT TEA COMPANY LTD. 1859-1946, ANTROBUS, H.A.
4 ANTROBUS, H.A. A HISTORY OF THE JOREHAUT TEA COMPANY LTD. 1859-1946
London Tea and Rubber Mail Hard Cover Fair 
Octavo, 368pp., mono. photo. illustrations, tables. Dustwrapper worn and chipped, with some loss, chiefly at head and tail of spine, a little soiling at same; book with edges lightly foxed/tanned, a little of the same at endpapers. Slightly shaken, and with a few slightly starined joints, nothing at all threatening. A reasonably good copy in removable clear protective wrap. Not dated [1948] 
Price: 160.00 EUR
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5 AUSTIN, Dennis DEMOCRACY AND VIOLENCE IN INDIA AND SRI LANKA {Chatham House Papers)
London RIIA/Pinter 1994 1855672227 / 9781855672222 First Edition Soft Cover 
Octavo, stiff pictorial wraps, xviii + 101pp., map, tables. Stamp of Cassell at title page, otherwise a fine copy. 
Price: 10.00 EUR
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A CENTENARY OF PLANTING IN THE KANAN DEVAN HILLS CONCESSION 1878-1978, BAIG, Amita, and HENDERSON, William
6 BAIG, Amita, and HENDERSON, William A CENTENARY OF PLANTING IN THE KANAN DEVAN HILLS CONCESSION 1878-1978
Calcutta Tata-Finlay Limited 1978 Hard Cover 
Octavo, jade(ish) composite boards, gilt lettering ('Facets of a Hundred Years Planting') and plain gilt rules at front board, 162pp., mono. photo. illustrations, folding colour map. No dustwrapper, slight strain at joint following final printed leaf, nothing threatening. Contents very lightly tanned, no further remarkable wear. A very good copy. 
Price: 50.00 EUR
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7 BALD, Claud INDIAN TEA ITS CULTURE AND MANUFACTURE: BEING A TEXT-BOOK ON THE CULTURE AND MANUFACTURE OF TEA
Calcutta Thacker, Spink & Co. 1922 Fourth Edition. Hard Cover 
Octavo, light blue cloth, advert. endpapers, x + 397pp., full-page mono. illustrations, line illustrations in text. Shaken, with strained joints, some soiling at binding, nothing very significant, minor wear at same; some staining in gutter at title, frontispiece misbound facing first leaf of main text. A fair copy only, but complete, and usable. 
Price: 30.00 EUR
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HEATHEN AND HOLY LANDS: OR, SUNNY DAYS ON THE SALWEEN, NILE, AND JORDAN, BRIGGS, J.P.
8 BRIGGS, J.P. HEATHEN AND HOLY LANDS: OR, SUNNY DAYS ON THE SALWEEN, NILE, AND JORDAN
London Smith, Elder & Co. 1859 Hard Cover 
Octavo, prize polished calf, gilt in six with red title label, armorial gilt at front board (E. Scholia Collegiata Ratensi), single-line borders, marbled endpapers and edges, iv + 387pp., errata slip bound-in at first leaf of main text. Mild rubbing, principally at extremities, very mild smudging/soiling at prelims., title page with a little loss at bottom margin, very minor foxing, almost wholly confined to blanks. A very good, sound, square copy. Plain printed visiting card of C.A. Hannam-Harris pasted-down at first blank. Includes "…a sustained account of the author's experiences in dealing with Dacoits. In this little known text, Briggs acknowledged that the concept was, in fact, borrowed from India as it was a 'Hindustanee word', but that did not bother him because it was endemic to the country" (Keck, British Burma in the New Century, 1895-1918) Scarce. 
Price: 150.00 EUR
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9 COLLINGHAM, E.M. IMPERIAL BODIES: THE PHYSICAL EXPERIENCE OF THE RAJ c.1800-1947
Cambridge Polity Press 2001 0745623700 / 9780745623702 Soft Cover 
Octavo, publisher's pictorial wraps, xiii + 273pp., mono. illustrations. Minimal wear. A near-fine copy. 
Price: 15.00 EUR
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10 CRAWFORD, S. Cromwell RAM MOHAN ROY: SOCIAL, POLITICAL AND RELIGIOUS REFORM IN 19th CENTURY INDIA
New York Paragon House Publishers 1984 0913729159 / 9780913729151 Hard Cover Fair 
Octavo, xvii + 263pp. Dustwrapper faded at spine, lettering still visible, tanned at turn-ins; book with light edge-foxing, not penetrating. Minimal wear, text clean. Bookseller's label (Inner Bookshop) at front paste-down endpaper. A sound copy in removable clear protective wrap. 
Price: 13.50 EUR
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11 DANIEL, David THE ORTHODOX CHURCH OF INDIA (HISTORY AND FAITH) VOLUME I - HISTORY
N.P. 1972 Hard Cover 
Octavo, illustrated boards, x + 184pp., mono. photo. illustrations. No dustwrapper, rear board lightly scuffed, hint of staining at endpapers, no significant defects. Text clean. A good, sound copy. 
Price: 22.00 EUR
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12 DEVA, B. Chaitanya, foreword Swami Prajnanananda MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS OF INDIA: THEIR HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT
New Delhi Munshiram Manoharlal 1987 8121500486 / 9788121500487 Second Revised Edition Hard Cover Good 
Octavo, 159pp., mono. photo. illustrations. Dustwrapper partially faded, with some creasing at turn-ins, and very minor wear at extremities. Book very good, sound. 
Price: 10.00 EUR
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13 DOUGLAS, Norman GOOD-BYE TO WESTERN CULTURE: SOME FOOTNOTES ON EAST AND WEST
Westport Greenwood Press 1972 0837163307 / 9780837163307 Hard Cover 
Octavo, cloth, gilt lettering at spine, 241pp. Ex-library, no dustwrapper, no remarkable wear, text clean. A sound copy. 
Price: 20.00 EUR
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14 EDWARDES, Michael THE MYTH OF THE MAHATMA: GANDHI, THE BRITISH AND THE RAJ
London Constable 1986 0094660700 / 9780094660700 First Edition. Hard Cover Very Good 
Octavo, 270pp., mono. illustrations. Some internal foxing at (unclipped) dustwrapper, and at endpapers, nothing significant. Minimal wear. A good, sound copy in removable clear protective wrap. 
Price: 12.50 EUR
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15 ELIADE, Mircea INDISCHES TAGEBUCH: REISENOTIZEN 1928-1931
München Diederichs 1996 3424013056 / 9783424013054 Hard Cover Very Good 
(Herausgegeben, aus dem Rumänischen übersetzt und mit einem Vorwort von Edward Kanterian) Small octavo, map endpapers, mono. prtrait fronts., 396pp. Dustwrapper a little faded at spine, book with very slight edge-foxing, minimal wear. A very good, sound copy in removable clear protective wrap. 
Price: 13.50 EUR
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16 FRÉDÉRIC, Louis, intr. Jean Naudou INDIAN TEMPLES AND SCULPTURE
London Thames and Hudson 1959 First Edition Hard Cover 
Large quarto, light oatmeal buckram, 464pp., profusely illustrated in mono. No dustwrapper, boards a little tanned at margins, contents with very minor foxing at endpapers. and prelims. A good, sound copy, minimal wear. Heavy. Please ask for shipping costs if outside Spain. 
Price: 40.00 EUR
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17 GANGULY, Adwaita P. LIFE AND TIMES OF NETAJI SUBHAS VOLUME I - THE SEEDS OF A VEDANTIC REVOLUTIONARY (1897-1921)
Dehra Dun Vedantic Research Publications 2000 8187530014 / 9788187530015 Hard Cover Very Good 
Octavo, laminated pictorial boards,xxvii + 270pp., mono. photo. illustrations, folding genealogical table. Very light wear at matching dustwrapper. A very good, clean copy. 
Price: 12.00 EUR
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18 GANGULY-SCRASE, Ruchira GLOBAL ISSUES, LOCAL CONTEXTS: THE RABI DAS OF WEST BENGAL
Hyderabad Orient Longman 2001 8125019871 / 9788125019879 First Edition Hard Cover 
Octavo, grey boards, maroon lettering at spine, x + 279pp., colour photo. illustrations, maps. No dustwrapper, no significant wear. A very good, clean copy. 
Price: 12.00 EUR
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19 GHOSE, B.C. [Birendra Chandra] THE DEVELOPMENT OF TEA INDUSTRY IN THE DISTRICT OF JALPAIGURI 1869-1968
Jalpaiguri The Author 1970 Hard Cover Good 
Slim octavo, 104pp., mono. portrait illustration (the author), and one illustration of a typical Jalpaiguri tea factory . Dustwrapper with a little marginal wear, slight loss at tail of spine, and with some very minor soiling. Slight indentation at first few leaves, cosmetic only; a little marginalia and underlining, but very inextensive. Still a, perfectly usable and quite presentable copy in removable clear protective wrap. 
Price: 60.00 EUR
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20 GHOSH, H.H. THE SPHERE OF TEA BEING A BRIEF TREATISE ON THE CULTIVATION, MANUFACTURE & TRADE OF TEA IN INDIA
Calcutta Industry Book Dept. Hard Cover 
Small octavo, light brown cloth, black lettering at spine and front board, colour fronts., viii + 214pp. + errata leaf, advert. leaf, mono. photo. illustrations. Minor soiling at cloth, shaken with strained joints, lacking two plates (of 28), of remaining plates, one duplicated. Edges quite tanned, internal foxing minimal. A usable copy. Not dated [1933] 
Price: 20.00 EUR
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