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The history of Hindostan; : from the earliest account of time, to the death of Akbar;

Author: Muḥammad Qāsim Hindū Shāh Astarābādī Firishtah; Alexander Dow; Isaac Taylor; T. Becket and P.A. de Hondt,; Pre-1801 Imprint Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: London: : Printed for T. Becket, and P.A. De Hondt, in the Strand., MDCCLXVIII. [1768]
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Genre/Form: Early works
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Firishtah, Muḥammad Qāsim Hindū Shāh Astarābādī.
History of Hindostan.
London, Printed for T. Becket, and P.A. De Hondt, 1768
(OCoLC)555953293
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Muḥammad Qāsim Hindū Shāh Astarābādī Firishtah; Alexander Dow; Isaac Taylor; T. Becket and P.A. de Hondt,; Pre-1801 Imprint Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 3835934
Notes: Translated selections from the Persian work: Tārīkh-i Firishtah.
Continued by an original work by Dow: The history of Hindostan, from the death of Akbar, to the complete settlement of the empire under Aurungzebe. London : Printed for T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt, 1772 (ESTC T91569).
Collation: 4to: v.1. A⁴ a-i⁴ k², B-2Z⁴ 3A² [$2 (-k2, 3A2) signed]; 224 leaves, pages [8 unnumbered] [i] ii-xix [xx-xxi] xxii-lxix [lxx-lxxi] lxxii-lxxvi, 1-364 + frontispiece, plate facing page xxx, folded map -- v.2. [A]⁴(-A4) B-2P⁴ 2Q1[=A4], *A-*M⁴ [$2 signed]; 200 leaves, pages [6 unnumbered] 1-129 [130] 131-298, ²1-96 + frontispiece.
Frontispieces, consisting of portraits of "Shan Allum, the present emperor of Hindostan" and "Mahommed Akbar, emperor of Hindostan, died A.D. 1604", engraved by Isaac Taylor. The plate "A specimen of the measure of the Bedas" and "A general map of Hindostan with the adjacent countries" are unsigned.
Description: 2 volumes, 4 unnumbered leaves of plates (1 folded) : 1 illustration, 1 map, 2 portraits ; 28 cm (4to)
Other Titles: Tārīkh-i Firishtah.
Responsibility: translated from the Persian of Mahummud Casim Ferishta of Delhi: together with a dissertation concerning the religion and philosophy of the Brahmins; with an appendix, containing the history of the Mogul empire, from its decline in the reign of Mahummud Shaw, to the present times. By Alexander Dow..

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