Auction Date: 20/06/2019 at 10:15 am
INDIA & PUNJAB – HISTORY OF THE SIKHS BY HENRY COURT A rare first edition of The History of the Sikhs; or, Translation of the Sikhan de raj di Vikhia, as laid down for the examination in Panjabi, and containing the Narratives of the ten Gurus, history of the Sikh from the rise of Maharajah Ranjit Singh to the occupation of the Panjab by the English, a short resume of the customs, rites, songs, and proverbs of the Sikhs, and Lie of Guru Nanak, taken from the Janam Sakhi, or Life of Nanak. Together with a short Gurmukhi grammar, and an appendix containing some useful technical words, in roman character. Translated and edited by Major Henry Court, Lieut- Colonel, 15th Bengal Cavalry, printed at Civil & Military Gazette Press, Lahore, 1888. In original dark green-blue cloth with gilt titles to front cover. A detailed study of the Punjab, the Sikh and their origins, a valuable source and early record for academics and scholars, scarce.