Lot 43
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Bendall, Cecil

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  • A Journey of Literary and Archaeological Research in Nepal and Northern India, during the winter of 1884-85. Cambridge: University Press, 1886
  • paper
FIRST EDITION, 8vo (211 x 134mm.), half-title, 2 lithographed and 14 collotype photographic plates, 2 folding tables backed on linen, contemporary half morocco, minor spotting, extremities slightly rubbed

Provenance

New South Wales Library of Parliament, gilt stamp on upper cover and spine

Catalogue Note

RARE. An account of an archaeological tour in Nepal. The author was Professor of Sanskrit at University College London and collected a large number of original Sanskrit manuscripts and inscriptions in the country. The narrative is illustrated with a fine series of photographic plates of scenes in and around Katmandu valley, including the temples at Swayambunath and Pashupatinath, with detailed notes on Patan, the Katmandu valley in general and exhaustive descriptions of his manuscript collections.
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