SLEEMAN, William Henry (1788-1856). Ramaseeana, or a vocabulary of the peculiar language used by the Thugs. Calcutta: G.H. Huttmann, Military Orphan Press, 1836. 2 volumes in one, 8° in 4s (215 x 132mm). 3 lithographed folding plates, one folding letterpress plate, half-page plan. (Small repaired tear in last leaf.) Contemporary calf gilt by Hatchard and Son, gilt edges, watered silk endleaves (joints repaired). Provenance: presentation copy to the Hon. Arthus H. Cole, M.P. ('Presented ... as a small token of his very sincere regard & esteem By the Author'; flyleaf and title inscriptions) -- bookplate with motto 'suscipiant montes pacem'. PRESENTATION COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION, of the first systematic description of the Thugs, an organised fraternity of profession murderers.
SLEEMAN, William Henry. The Thugs or Phansigars of India. Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1839. 2 volumes, 12° (182 x 114mm). Half title in volume I. (Lightly spotted.) Contemporary embossed cloth, printed paper spine labels (a little sunned). Provenance: Beals, Hancock St. (flyleaf inscription). American edition, adapted by an anonymous editor, from Ramaseeana.
With William Henry Sleeman's Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official (London, 1844, 2 vols., FIRST EDITION) and A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude (London, 1858, 2 vols.). (7)