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View of the English Interests in India; and an Account of the Military Operations in the Southern Parts of the Peninsula, During the Campaigns of 1782, 1783, and 1784. In Two Letters Addressed to the Right Honourable the Earl of *********, and to Lord Macartney and the Select Committee of Fort St. George
London: Printed for T. Cadell... and W. Creech, Edinburgh, 1788. Second edition. 8vo. xviii, (ii), 323, (1) pp. Later quarter brown calf over marbled boards by the French bookbinder Duplanil, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered red label, gilt tooling to the other panels, endpapers and all edges marbled, ownership inscription of Abraham Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron to the title page, later book label of a "M. de la Tour du Pin" to the front pastedown. Folding plan of "Order of Battle" showing the arrangement of British troops commanded by Fullarton plus a folding map of southern India by William Faden with the routes of armies led by Colonels Fullarton and Humberston in the years 1782-4 coloured in outline. Subtle tissue repair to a small tear without loss to the title page, an attractive copy. A contemporary account of the British campaign during the Second Anglo-Mysore War against Tipu Sultan by one of the leading soldiers in the army. This copy bears the signature of the fêted Orientalist Abraham Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron (1730-1805). After starting his academic career as a classical scholar, he subsequently distinguished himself in the study of Asiatic languages, initially acquiring Arabic before arriving in India in 1755 to broaden his grasp of other south Asian languages. His pioneering work led to the first European translations of the Zoroastrian text the Avesta, into French, and the Hindu text the Upanisads, into Latin. First published a year earlier, this edition with a new preface refuting criticisms of the work printed on different paper stock and with the map of region included for the first time so the work "may be rendered more intelligible"
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