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RIVETT-CARNAC, John Henry; Archibald Campbell CARLLEYLE; Raja Rajendralal MITRA; and others.
Unique compilation of articles, mainly published within the Asiatic Society of Bengal, on Indian prehistory, antiquity and archaeology
[Manuscript spine title:] Indian antiquities.[Various places, various publishers, 1877-1903]. About 40 publications in 1 volume. Large and occasionally small 8vo. About 40 archaeological works, most written by John Harry Rivett-Carnac, on prehistoric remains in India and on Indian culture, along with loosely inserted prints, with 41 (lithographed?) plates (some folding) showing monoliths, gorges, tumuli, cup-marks, ancient rock carvings, stone implements, spindle whorls and flint tools, all found in India, but also Buddha and Hindu sculptured figures and ancient coins of important Indian dynasties. Also included are 2 lithographs (one of a sculpted Hindu group near Kanouj) and 3 photographic collotypes reproductions of ancient coins. Half black morocco, green cloth sides, title and author's name in gold on spine. ca. 230 leaves, including the plates. Offprints of articles and other publications on Indian antiquities and archaeological research, mainly written by John Henry Rivett-Carnac (1838-1923), a British employee of the Indian Colonial Service and scholar of Indian prehistory. Most were published in the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal or in the Proceedings of the Asiatic Society in Bengal, with Rivett-Carnacs publications on Indian rock art and archaeology especially well-represented. He wrote on several kinds of rocks, such as monoliths, gorges, tumuli, cup-marks, ancient rock carvings, etc.This compilation of rare publications, predominately by John Henry Rivett-Carnac on Indian prehistory, archaeology and antiquities, gives insights into Indian history and … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ASHER RARE BOOKS [Utrecht, The Netherlands]

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