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Letter to the French orientalist Joseph Toussaint Reinaud.Paris (Rue de la Pépinière), 18 October 1848. Small 4to. Autograph letter, signed, written in ink on paper. Folded.
[1], [2 blank], [1] pp.Signed autograph letter from Antony Troyer (1775-1865), an English translator of oriental literature and Indianist, to Joseph Toussaint Reinaud (1795-1867). It gives some account of the research that Troyer and probably also Reinaud were carrying out on the Rajatarangini, the historical Sanskrit chronicle of the north-western part of the Indian subcontinent, particularly the kings of Kashmir. From 1840 to 1852 Troyer would publish the first Western translation of this great Kashmir historical chronicle in 3 volumes, titled Râdjataranginiî, histoire des roies du Kachmir.Reinaud was a French orientalist and in 1847 he became president of the Société Asiatique, a French learned society dedicated to the study of Asia. He wrote several works on Arabia and Arabic culture, for example Extraits des historiens Arabes, relatifs aux guerres des croisades, ouvrage formant, d'après les écrivains Musulmans, un récit suivi des guerres saintes (1829) on Islamic texts about the Christian crusades, the account of two Arabic voyages to China and India titled Relation des voyages faits par les Arabes et les Persans dans l'Inde et à la Chine dans le IXe siècle de l'ère chrétienne and also Description des monumens Musulmans du cabinet de M. le Duc de Blacas (1828), a catalogue of a famous collection of Islamic art amassed by the French statesman Blacas.With the address of Joseph Toussaint Reinaud on the last page. In very good condition.
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