Finding Indological full-book PDFs on Google Books

Paul G. Hackett ph2046 at COLUMBIA.EDU
Mon Jun 18 15:51:35 UTC 2007

Dear Jonathan,

You can find Burnouf's Introduction (1876) on the Hyderabad host 
(listed as "Vol. III", i.e., Bibliotheca Orientale v. III) at:

Since you already have the Google PDF of the same edition, you could 
just download only the pages that are corrupted in the Google version 
and replace them with the DLI Hyderbad images (I think you would need 
the "Full" version of Acrobat to do this, not just the reader).  FYI, 
there are 37 pages of front matter in this edition, so, for example, 
to replace p.212 of the original, you would want to download page 249 
of the Hyderabad scan.  Good hunting !  : -)

Paul Hackett
Columbia University

At 8:27 AM -0700 6/18/07, Jonathan Silk wrote:
>Clarification:  It has been brought to my attention by Michael 
>Radich that there is more than one scan of Burnouf's Introduction on 
>Google books, so I have been talking about a different scan than 
>others apparently!
>another wrinkle...  JAS
>PS:  the clean one is the 1844 edition, it turns out, the 
>problematic one the 1876 edition. I had actually looked for the 1844 
>one initially but (bad metadata?) could not find it. Ironically, as 
>far as I can see, I can't download the 1844 edition from Google. 
>Displaying my utter ignorance, is it possible to download the entire 
>book from DLI ?
>Jonathan Silk
>Department of Asian Languages & Cultures
>Center for Buddhist Studies
>290 Royce Hall
>Box 951540
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>phone: (310) 206-8235
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>silk (at)
>From July 15, 2007:
>Prof. Dr. Jonathan Silk
>Instituut Kern / Universiteit Leiden
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