Bernier, François, Travels in the Mogul Empire A.D. 1656-1668

(Westminster, Eng. :  Constable,  1891.)



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xxxiv           A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE

Judging from the style of the translation, the intimate acquaintance
with India apparent all through, and the endings, such as,
' I remain,

My dear Sir,

Your ever faithful and affectionate,

FRANCIS   bernier '

which are, without any warrant, appended to many of the letters, Mr.
Steuart was probably an East Indian clerk in some Government
office, who had a knowledge of French. 'A Subscriber,' in the
correspondence quoted above, states that on seeing the letters he was
glad to observe that a translation of Bernier's travels was about to
appear, and mentions that he has heard that the translator had already
issued an English version of a ' most useful French work, in which,
I understand, are to be found beautiful models of familiar letters.']

19                Voyages de Franfois Bernier, Docteur en medecine de la Faculte
Paris 1830.     de Montpellier.....Paris.    Imprime aux frais du Gouvernement

2 vols.        pour procurer du travail aux ouvriers typographes, Aout, 1830.

8vo.              [A mere reprint of edition No. 11, without the maps and illustrations.

All the old typographical errors are repeated, and several new ones
have crept in. In the words of M. L. de Lens {Les correspondants de
Francois Bernier pendant son voyage dans tInde . , . Angers, 1872);
' C'est une simple reimpression, a laquelle aucun homme de lettres n'a
donne ses soins. L'ouvrage fut public aux frais du Gouvernement, dans
le but indique ci-dessus [pour procurer du travail aux ouvriers typo¬
graphes], sur un credit de 40,ooof. vote par la Chambre de deputes.']

20                The history of the late Revolution, etc., Bombay ;  Re-printed at
Bombay 1830.  the Summachar Press, 1830.

1 vol.             [A verbatim, and to some extent facsimile, reprint of vols. i. and ii.

8vo.         of the first English edition. No. 3.     The Editor, probably the pro¬

prietor of the Summachar Press, dedicates the book, by permission,
to Sir John Malcolm, G.C.B., Governor of Bombay. Following the
text, at the end of the book, is an announcement, which, as it contains
much curious information worthy of record, and is an interesting
specimen of quaint Indo-English composition, is here reprinted :—


Literature  of India.

The Literati  in general and the Lovers of Oriental Literature in
particular, are hereby informed that it is intended to reprint

The History of the Revolution in the Empire of the Great Mogul
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