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Second edition of the first etymological Sanskrit-English dictionary

WILSON, Horace Hayman.
A dictionary in Sanscrit and English; translated, amended, and enlarged, from an original compilation, prepared by learned natives for the college of Fort William.
Calcutta, printed at the Education Press, 1832. Large 4to. Contemporary half green morocco with marbled sides, gilt edges. X, 982 pp.
€ 2,750
Second enlarged edition of the first etymological Sanskrit-English dictionary by the English orientalist Horace Hayman Wilson (1785-1860), originally published in 1819. The first edition was compiled from materials provided by native scholars, supplemented with Wilson's own research.
Wilsons dictionary proved an invaluable contribution to the study of Sanskrit and long remained the most extensive and most common Sanskrit-English dictionary in use. Immediately after its publication he left India to take up an appointment as the first Boden Professor of Sanskrit at Oxford. In 1836 he was also appointed librarian to the East India Company and he also taught at the East India Company College.
With some owner's inscriptions in the margins. Binding slightly worn, especially along the edges, corners bumped. With some small marginal stains, not affecting the text. Otherwise in good condition. Kaul, Early writings on India: a union catalogue of books on India in the English language published up to 1900 and available in Delhi Libraries (2017), 1219.
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