GROWSE, F. S. (Translator) [ Frederic Salmon Growse 1836-1893.] .
Title The Rámáyana of Tulsi Dás . Translated from the original Hindi by F.S. Growse.
Publisher Allahabad, India : North-western Provinces and Oudh Government Press, 1883 . 0
Seller ID 44296
The original 1883 publication in a later tight binding. Small folio. 27.5cm x 22.0cm x 5.0cm. [4pp.]/pp.20/[2pp.]/pp.575/pp.14. Boards with a bright indian design in red, gold, and blue. Board edges rubbed and bumped. Clean red cloth corners and spine. Black titles to spine; "The Ramayana of Tulsi Das . Translated F. S. Growse. Allahabad 1883" . Similar patterned endpapers. Plain free-endpapers (light-brown paper). Title in red & black, framed with phrases in Hindustani. Page lightly soiled and some ink splashes. Edges frayed with loss to lower corner (not affecting the text). Clear English text throughout, on lightly toned paper, just a little light foxing, as well as underlining and notation (affecting just 4 pages). Well illustrated with 16 sepia plates (one folding). Unfortunately the frontispiece is absent. A very good copy of this scarce book. ** "The Rámáyana of Tulsi Dás is more popular and more honoured by the people of the North-Western Provinces than the Bible is by the corresponding classes in England." - Griffith " *** "GROWSE, Frederic Salmon. 1837 — 19 May 1893. He was born in Bildestone, Suffolk. British Civil Servant and Indologist (Hindi Scholar) in India. Son of Robert Gr., educated at Oriel College and at Queen’s College, Oxford (M.A.). Joined the I.C.S. in 1860, served in the N.W.P., in Mathura and Bulandshahr. Retired in 1890. C.I.E. 1879. “He ardently defended the purity of the vernacular Hindi, as opposed to the official Hindustani.” He built a catholic church in Mathura. Also an archaeologist." - See Persons of Indian Studies, by Prof. Dr. Karttunen