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Author
WILKINS, Charles.
Title
A Grammar of the Sanskrita Language.
Published
London: for the author, 1808.
Description
4to, pp.xx, 662, 5 engraved plates. Sir Charles Wilkins was the first Englishman to acquire a thorough knowledge of Sanskrit. He went to Bengal as a writer in the East India Company's service in 1770, published the first English translation of the Bhagavad Gita in 1785, founded with Sir William Jones the Asiatic Society of Bengal, and in 1800 was made the first librarian of the India House Library. A very good copy bound in recent half calf.

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Binding/Size
M=4to
Category
India - sepia, Literature
Value
$0-5,000
Stock ID
1191