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A Display of two forraigne sects in the East Indies, vizt: the sect of the Banians, the ancient natives of India and the sect of the Persees the ancient inhabitants of Persia together with the religion and maners of each sect. Collected into two bookes by Henry Lord sometimes resident in East India and preacher to the Hoble Company of Merchants trading thether.

Henry Lord, 1563-

Imprinted at London : for Francis Constable and are to be sold at his shoppe in Paules Church yard at the signe of the Crane, 1630.

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  • Title:
    A Display of two forraigne sects in the East Indies, vizt: the sect of the Banians, the ancient natives of India and the sect of the Persees the ancient inhabitants of Persia together with the religion and maners of each sect. Collected into two bookes by Henry Lord sometimes resident in East India and preacher to the Hoble Company of Merchants trading thether.
  • Author: Henry Lord, 1563-
  • Contributor: Clayton Mordaunt Cracherode 1730-1799, former owner.
  • Other Titles: Variant Title: Discoverie of the sect of the Banians
    Variant Title: Religion of the Persees.
    Variant Title: Running title of part 1: Discoverie of the Banian religion
  • Subjects: Hindu legends -- Early works to 1800; Hinduism -- Customs and practices -- Early works to 1800; Parsees -- Early works to 1800
  • Publication Details: Imprinted at London : for Francis Constable and are to be sold at his shoppe in Paules Church yard at the signe of the Crane, 1630.
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: System number: 002260704
  • Notes: The plate is the main title page, engraved and signed: "Will: Marshall sculpsit".
    Woodcut head-pieces; woodcut initials.
    Consist of two parts. Each part has separate title page and pagination. Register is continuous. Part 1 has full title 'A Discoverie of the sect of the Banians. Containing their history, law, liturgie, casts, customes, and ceremonies, ...' London: Printed by T. and R. Cotes, for Fra. Constable, and are to be sold at the signe of the Crane in Pauls Churchyard, 1630. Part 2 has full title 'The Religion of the Persees. As it was compiled from a booke of theirs, contayning the forme of their worshippe, written in the Persian character, and by them called their Zundavastaw...' Printed for Fra. Constable, 1630.
    Title page of part 1 followed by a five-page dedication to George Abbot (1562-1633), Archbishop of Canterbury, a three-page dedication to Maurice Abbot (1565-1642), Governor of the East India Company, and a four-page introduction. Title page of part 2 followed by a three-page dedication to George Abbot (1562-1633), Archbishop of Canterbury, a four-page dedication to Maurice Abbot (1565-1642), Governor of the East India Company, and a two-page preface.
    Citation/references note: STC, 16825
    Citation/references note: ESTC, S108886
  • Physical Description: [16], 95, [13], 53, [1] pages, [1] leaf of plates ; 19 cm. (4º)
  • Copy Note: Ownership: Copy at 683.f.13. From the library of Revd. Clayton Mordaunt Cracherode (1730-1799) with his ms. monogram and date "1788" on third free endpaper and his ownership stamp on the title page of part 1 verso. Ms. inscription in a 18th-century hand on title page of part 1: "Jane Jumper".
    Ownership: Copy at 696.c.11.(1-2.). Probably from the library of Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753). See Sloane Printed Books catalogue. Ms. inscription in a contemporary hand on p. 52.
    Ownership: Copy at 147.a.20. Ms. inscription on first free endpaper in a later hand, probably that of Sir Frederick Augusta Barnard (1743–1830), Royal librarian: "Struvii Bibl. hist a Meusel VI PII p34 & VII PII p74" [i.e. Struve's 'Bibliotheca historica'. Lipsiae [Leipzig], 1782-1804, vol. 1, part 2, p. 34 and vol. 2, part 2, p. 74). Ms. inscription in a contemporary hand on third free endpaper from the back: "A. [?] Chamberlayne, B. Chamberlayne".
    Ownership: Copy at T 11377. With stamps of the India Office Library.
    Ownership: Copy at T 11378. With stamps of the East India Company Library and the India Office Library.
    Copy note: Copy at 696.c.11.(1-2.). Bound together with another 17th-century work.
    Copy note: Copy at T 11378. With marginal marks in ink and pencil throughout. Ms. inscription on slip inserted before title page: "Purchase of Allen 2nd Decr. 1844".
    Copy note: Copy at C.194.a.1164. Acquired 29 January 2010 to replace imperfect copy at 683.f.13.
    Binding information: Copy at 147.a.20. With the monogram of King George III gold-tooled in the centre of both boards.
    Physical condition: Copy at 683.f.13. Imperfect: wanting the engraved main-title page and the three-page dedication to Maurice Abbot in part 1.
    Physical condition: Copy at 696.c.11.(1-2.). Imperfect: wanting the engraved main title page.
  • Shelfmark(s): General Reference Collection 683.f.13.
    General Reference Collection 696.c.11.(1-2.)
    General Reference Collection 147.a.20.
    General Reference Collection G.20185.(1.)
    Asia, Pacific & Africa T 11377
    Asia, Pacific & Africa T 11378
    General Reference Collection C.194.a.1164
  • UIN: BLL01002260704

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