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Alexis COLLIN de BAR Histoire de l'Inde ancienne et moderne, ou l'Indostan

Alexis COLLIN de BAR

Histoire de l'Inde ancienne et moderne, ou l'Indostan

Le Normant, Paris 1814, (4) xvj, 372pp. et (4) 408pp., 2 volumes reliés.


first edition, rare, illustrated in a very nice large folding map in color on heavy paper.

Binding half speckled brown sheepskin contemporary. Back smooth decorated with irons the lyre and the ballot box. Part of title and volume number adorned with sheepskin chocolate. Gaps in mind. 2 Volume head wormholes 1. Small lacks the upper joint of Volume 2. scuffs tail. Despite some flaws, pretty good copy.

Member of a family who lived in India for nearly a century, Collin Bar was governor of France in Pondicherry, he was imprisoned for eight years during which he conceived this book. After a general description of India, antiques, religion and its laws, its manners and its uses, it traces the history of ancient and modern India, and European rivalry, mainly those of France and England, and that until 1810; the book ends with a picture of the current state of India and foreign domination.

830 €

Réf : 50371

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