Discourses Delivered Before the Asiatic Society: and Miscellaneous Papers, on the Religion, Poetry, Literature, etc. of the Nations of India. William Jones.
Discourses Delivered Before the Asiatic Society: and Miscellaneous Papers, on the Religion, Poetry, Literature, etc. of the Nations of India

Discourses Delivered Before the Asiatic Society: and Miscellaneous Papers, on the Religion, Poetry, Literature, etc. of the Nations of India

London: Charles S. Arnold, 1824. Hardcover. "With an Essay on his Name, Talents, and Character, by the Right Hon. Lord Teignmouth. Selected and edited by James Elmes." Second edition. Two volumes in one. xii, 149, [5], 152 p.: frontispiece portrait; 15 cm. Green cloth; black leather spine label with gilt-tooled title: Discourses Sir W. Jones. Former owners' names on front free endpaper and half title page: W.J. Froggan and John V.L. Pruyn, or John N.L. Pruyn. Frontispiece portrait signed A.W. Davis and E. Scriven (London: W.H. Carpenter, 1821). Half title: Sir William Jones's Discourses. This volume brings together the talks presented by Sir William Jones (1746-1794), British Orientalist and jurist, to the Asiatic Society from 1784 to 1794, along with his articles "On the Gods of Greece, Italy, and India" and "On the Mystical Poetry of the Persians and Hindus." In Very Good- Condition: cover slightly rubbed and soiled; corners heavily rubbed. A solid copy of this scarce edition of early work on India. Very Good -. Item #001200

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