19th century book
tony k. stewart
phitks at UNITY.NCSU.EDU
Sun Jul 24 14:43:17 UTC 2005
Tulasidasa, 1532-1623. Ramayana [microform]. Calcutta, 1810. 101, 83,
21, 9, 17, 39, 44 p. ; 4to. Each book has a separate pagination.;
Missing t.p.; Master microform held by: British Library.; Microfilm.
London : British Library, 1992. On 1 microfilm reel with other items :
negative ; 35mm. (SAMP 19th-century Hindi project); In Hindi.
In: Hindi Record no. 11145 ; British Library shelfmark 279/49.M.3 &
Tulasidasa. Ramayana, also called Ramacharitamanasa. Cawnpore, 1832.
336 p. ; 4vo. An epic poem, in seven books or kandas, on the life of
Rama, based on the Sanskrit epic of Valmiki.; Lithographed edition.
Poetry - Religious and Mythological.
In: Hindi Record no. 24825 ; British Library shelfmark 14158.g.19.
On Jul 24, 2005, at 8:38 AM, Valerie J Roebuck wrote:
> I would be grateful for information about a copy of the Tulsi Ramayana
> that was shown to me yesterday. It is a book of Western type, nicely
> bound with what the owner, a bookbinder, recognizes as a typical
> Indian binding. The spine has RAMAYANA in gold lettering in Roman
> script. The paper is heavy, and watermarked MCE 1830. The text is in
> a Devanagari script so small and neat that the owner is convinced that
> it must be printed. I am almost equally convinced that it is
> Is anyone familiar with books of this type? For that matter, when was
> the first printed edition of this work produced?
> If it would be helpful, I will try to take a photograph.
> Valerie J Roebuck
> Manchester, UK
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