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Bible. New Testament. Bengali.]
dharmma pustaka taher anta bhaga taha amarader prabhu o trankakartta mangal samachara grik bhasha haite tarjjama haila.
Shrirampure chapa haila [Serampore], Serampore Mission Press 1803 [but 1806]. Second edition, 21.5 x 14 cm., pp.[868]. A remarkably clean and fresh copy in contemporary calf binding. Spine professionally restored. Provenance: Contemporary book-label of Richard Charles Pritchett. Presentation inscription from him to his Uncle Lea. Ownership signature of R. Lea. Armorial bookplate of Samuel Wilson. Richard Charles Pritchett (1787-1834) was an employee of the East India Company. On January 21st, 1808, he married Mary Ann Samson in Serampore. In 1822 for the benefit of his health he emigrated to Sydney where he petitioned the governor, Thomas Brisbane, for a grant of land where he might invest "a capital of £2,500 together with the residue of his assets daily expected from India amounting to £1500." Samuel Wilson married in Calcutta on 29th January, 1828. The second, substantially revised, edition of the complete New Testament translated into Bengali by William Carey. William Carey (1761-1834), the "father of modern missions," went to Calcutta in 1793 as a Baptist missionary shortly after publishing his groundbreaking tract, An Enquiry into the Obligations of Christians to use Means for the Conversion of the Heathens, and founding, with John Rylands among others, the Particular Baptist Society for the Propagation of the Gospel amongst the Heathen. He began learning the Bengali language aboard ship en route, employed Rama Rama Vasu as tutor on arrival, and moved to Midnapore where he earned his living managing the indigo factory. As indigo was seasonal, he had time to set up his … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB [Rye, East Sussex, United Kingdom]

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