Furrukh B Ali, 2014. First Edition. Octavo, 260 pages; VG; paperback, spine pictorial with red and orange lettering; INSCRIBED on ffep by Ali to American investigative journalist and political writer Seymour Hersh, dated Jan. 2014 NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in wraparound bookcase next to 15's.
Indian Subcontinent [Dupont Only]
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London: Day and Son, [c. 1860]. Second Edition. Octavo, unpaginated; VG-; bound in full red calf binding, with gilt design; early 20th century rebacking, with previous boards and most of spine preserved; spine paneled, with gilt lettering and design; some shelf wear and soiling; mild wear to corners; all edges gilt; blue ribbon bookmark; some age-toning and foxing throughout textblock; illustrated with 39 limited-color lithograph plates plus vignette title page; pages clean; shelved Case 9.
New Delhi: HarperCollins Publishers India, 1996. First Edition. Folio, 163 pages; VG/G+; spine white with black lettering; mild shelf wear; some soiling to dust jacket; light green and red soiling to jacket front; medium chip missing from lower edge of jacket back; red ribbon bookmark; profusely illustrated with full color photos; pages clean; shelved Oversize Books Endcap.
Milan: Franco Maria Ricci, 1981. Limited Edition, #1430/4000. Quarto, 144 pages; VG; full black silk binding; spine with gilt lettering; housed in VG- black cloth and paper clam shell, with blue paper label with black lettering and design; paper peeling at back of clam shell; profusely illustrated with tipped-in plates; signed flat by Ricci at colophon; stamped number 1430 at colophon; pages clean; shelved Case 11.
Paris: Nepveu, 1817. 12mos. 3 volumes; G; bound in contemporary calf, gilt emblem within gilt borders to covers, spine worn, with gilt, two missing labels per spine; moderate rubbing and wear to bindings, tail of spine of volume 2 missing; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers; with half-titles; illustrated with 14 colored copper plate engravings, tissue guards; foxing to interiors; bookplate of the Comte de Moüy to the sfep, verso of ffep with ink note from the Comte de Moüy in French, dated 1860, saying that these volumes were given to his mother in 1828 by the old Count of Erlach, former Swiss Guard to Louis XVI; Robert MacKenzie Waggaman bookplate to front pastedowns; text in French; shelved case 9.
London: Adam and Charles Black, 1910. First Edition, Reprint. Octavo, 86 pages; VG; 20th century rebinding of full red leather; spine with brown leather label, with gilt lettering and design; mild shelf wear; some staining and scuffing to boards; small stain to lower edge of front board; all edges marbled; marbled paper end papers; front free end paper missing; contains full color illustrated plates; pages clean; shelved Front Case.
London: Edward Arnold & Co., 1953. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 176 pages; VG/VG; spine orange with blue titling, dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price cut, mild fading to spine, mild wear and rubbing, primarily to extremities; Neat pencil note on the ffep, reading "with a 2 pp. note by Roger Senhouse describing one of Forster's Homosexual Affairs." Signed below the note in blue pencil by Roger Senhouse.; With two letters loose within, one from Roger Senhouse describing Forster's affairs in India in salacious detail, and one from Forster during WWII involving the Royal Air Force.; 2 page Autograph Letter Signed on one leaf of beige paper, dated 26-7-42. Written by Forster to a Bill and signed 'Morgan', with two horizontal folds and minor wear to extremities. Bill has apparently recently joined the R.A.F, and much of the letter is Forster discussing social engagements.; "...all of this silly "breaking" seems such a waste of the national effort. I had hoped the R.A.F. was beyond it, but it seems no more sensible today than when T.E. Lawrence pilloried it in The Mint - I always wished he would have published that exposure of N.C.O. mentality. I am sure it would have done good, but he was afraid of Lord Trenchard..."; 2 page Autograph Letter on one leaf of blue/green paper, dated 22/3/54, with dense writing by Roger Senhouse describing one of Forster's affairs. One horizontal fold, very mild wear to extremities; "Hill of Devi. Dinner at the Savile, to welcome Ragnar Svanström as a member. He was dining with Meyer, who was 1/4 hour late, so he sat between A. D. Peters & Charles ???, delighted to be so affably received. I settled Down at the round table with John Morris, who told me - after a night's visit to King's to hear the 3rd Prog St. John Passion - that ??? has received very few votes for his Provost election, but that he had stayed up till 3 am with E.M.F. who had told him the story of Dewas Senior. I had been shown Morgan's 2 letters apropos his ??? in ???, ??? ??? ??? based on a fine knowledge of character. What had baffled us both was why the adjective 'saintly' had been used of his unworthy ???. "Did you get the answer?" "I will tell you all after dinner." It started like this. "Did you know that anything definite - in the way of an affair, I mean - had occurred in Morgan's life before Bob?" "Yes, he told Lytton, but it was a dead secret. Twice the subject came up and I remembered leaning over the Bachs, on the bridge, till Clare was indelibly imprinted on my mind, without being made aware of what had occurred. I only know it was in India." "Well, he read me the whole account, unlocking a little cabinet to extract the diary. Then I spent another 2 hours writing it down. You must not repeat [not repeat underlined] what I shall briefly recount. M must have been about 40. The weather was very hot and he became more and more sexually excited for academics, perhaps because there was no person who had attracted him. However masturbation was of no avail. He wanted physical contact and companionship, yet his hunger was as acute as his sexual distress. At last he found a young man of about 15 with whom he made a date - to meet outside the palace, on a road, at 7 p.m. Little did he know that his advances had been the subject, for some little time, of speculation in the bazaars. The boy was a braggart & no doubt he had enquired what he should ask in exchange for this strange friendship with the Sahib. Rumors of this betrayal reached M's ear and he took umbrage. For several days he pondered. Should he go to his master? He did not keep the appointment, but punched up sufficient courage to broach the subject. He was politely received - to his surprise, sympathetically. It was not properly understood, he thought, but quite suddenly he was informed that one of the ??? had a bastard son who was so inclined. "Leave it to me - all will be well" An appointment was arranged. Mutual dislike and antipathy was manifest from the start. And hence the matter was dropped. Not so very much later, M was asked what had happened: knowing full well of the failure of his 1st attempt - he had forgotten M's predicament for a few days, that was all - he said he had now heard tell of a young barber who might well be found accommodating. Another apptmt was made. The boy should come shave him. He arrived one morning, and was asked to come again the following day. "What did you do?" John had asked, knowing the bashful habits, the ??? approach, the David-like advance "I first touched one of his lower buttons - there - and all was well." His visits were repeated, and no one was an the wiser, though on occasion strange places - and secret - had to be discovered: under the dust sheets in an empty room behind flimsy screws, in a secluded part of the ???, often they were interrupted. "The youth must have adored the intrigue!" I broke in. "I think he did. He went on a ??? with them. But he flew higher." One day, wanting to establish his position in the palace, he chose to enter his master's room while he was resting. "have you know, if someone touches your feet, you have to listen to his request." [I didn't] He placed his hands on the soles of his feet and begged that he might remain after the departure of the Gughish Sahib!" It was granted. "For my sake" M said the man was a Saint! But the boy told his master that the Gughish Sahib parting present had not been big enough!"; shelved case 3.
Tokyo: Kyuryudo Art-Publishing Co., Ltd., 2007. First English Edition. Quarto, 207 pages; VG/VG; softcover; spine pictorial, with white Japanese lettering and red Roman lettering; mild shelf wear and soiling; corners bumped; mild wear to crown and tail of jacket spine; profusely illustrated with full color and black and white photographs; all text in English and Japanese; pages clean; shelved Front Table.
London: Strahan and Co., 1869. First Edition Thus. Small octavo; volumes 2 and 3 [of 3] only; both volumes recased with original backstrips preserved or laid down;spines darkened; heavy wear at spine ends and corners; library bookplates front pastedowns; contents generally very good. SOLD AS IS WITH ALL FAULTS NOT SUBJECT TO RETURN.
London: W. Richardson, 1801. Octavo, 334 pages; G; bound in contemporary marbled boards, rebacked in brown cloth, red label with gilt titling; moderate rubbing to boards; new endpapers, with old endpapers preserved; front pastedown with bookplate, ownership stamp, signature of Millard Fillmore, dated Nov. 6th, 1858.; two folding plates plus folding frontispiece; SG consignment; shelved case 5.
Bombay, India: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 1973. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 265 pages; VG/VG-; Spine is white with a multicolor stripe and blue lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has minor wear along the top and bottom edges, has discoloration and minor rubbing on both covers; binding has minor warping; pages have minor blotching along the top and fore edge; inscribed by the author on the ffep; shelved India.
Bombay: CINEMA India-International, 1985. First Edition. Octavo, 649 pages; G/VG-; spine black with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut; sticker covering price on front flap and copyright page, stating price to be '$60.00'; mild wear to dust jacket; name written on ffep; gutter open at rear endpaper; scarce; shelved case 10.
Philadelphia, PA: John Bioren & Thomas L. Plowman, 1912. First American Edition. Octavo, 384 pages; G; fully bound in brown leather, paneled spine has gilt lettering on black labels; binding has moderate wear, with rubbing and creasing along the top and bottom edges, has minor tearing along the sides of the spine, has minor chipping at the top and bottom of the spine, front and back covers; pages have heavy age toning and foxing throughout, ffep has minor tearing and detachment, have two maps missing; shelved Front Case.
Washington, DC: Freer Gallery of Art, 2002. First Edition, First Printing. Quarto, 320 pages; VG-/VG; spine multi-colored pictorial, with yellow lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; mild shelf wear and soiling; spine cocked; profusely illustrated in full color; pages clean; shelved Front Table.
London: MacMillan and Co., Limited, 1896. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 303 pages; VG-; full maroon buckram binding; spine with rubbed gilt lettering; mild shelf wear and soiling; corners bumped; mild wear to crown and tail of spine; spine slightly cocked; mild age-toning to textblock; contains black and white illustrations; pages clean; shelved Case 9.
New Delhi, India: Vision Books, 1979. First Edition. Octavo, 184 pages; G/G; purple spine with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut 'Rs. 35', some rubbing and wear, primarily with a closed tear along upper rear hinge, chipping to head and tail of spine; dust jacket slightly folding at top edges, due to it being slightly bigger than the volume; cracking at gutter at half-title; signed flat on title page by Indira Gandhi, dated '10.2.80'; shelved case 5.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1968. Second Edition, Third Printing. Quarto, 2 vols.; VG; in VG- black slipcase; contemporary full black buckram bindings, with gilt lettering; mild shelf wear and soiling; upper edges dyed navy; ribbon bookmarks; profusely illustrated with black and white photos; pages clean; shelved Front Table.