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    Sale 5428

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    23 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 268

    [PRINSEP, James (1799-1840, editor)]. Gleanings in Science. Calcutta: Printed at the Baptist Mission Press, Volume One: January - December 1829, Nos. 1 - 12; and Volume III: January - December 1831, Nos. 25 - 36, bound in 2 volumes. 8°. Engraved plates, some folding, illustrations, some mounted (general ttile to vol. III torn with severe loss, some staining and browning, more pronounced at the beginning of vol. III). Contemporary half calf (rubbed).

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    [PRINSEP, James (1799-1840, editor)]. Gleanings in Science. Calcutta: Printed at the Baptist Mission Press, Volume One: January - December 1829, Nos. 1 - 12; and Volume III: January - December 1831, Nos. 25 - 36, bound in 2 volumes. 8°. Engraved plates, some folding, illustrations, some mounted (general ttile to vol. III torn with severe loss, some staining and browning, more pronounced at the beginning of vol. III). Contemporary half calf (rubbed).

    First and third volume of the earliest scientific journal published in India. It ran for just 3 years between 1829 and 1831 before being merged with the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. Sold as a periodical, not subject to return. (2)


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