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YATES (William). A Grammar of the Sunscrit Language, On a New Plan.1820

Calcutta: Printed and Sold at the Baptist Mission Press, First edition, 8vo (230 x 145 mm), vii, [2], vi-xxviii, 427, [1]pp., early faint oval stamp on half-title, orig. plain boards, head of spine chipped, upper joint cracked but holding firm, orig. printed label (effaced), neat old library label at foot, uncut, a very good copy. William Yates (15 November 1792 - 3 July 1845) was an English Baptist missionary and orientalist. After joining the Baptist Missionary Society he sailed for India and arrived in Calcutta in 1815. From there "He continued to Serampore to join William Carey (1761–1834), who had been sent out by the same society in 1792, and under his direction began to study Sanskrit and Bengali. Almost immediately he began to help with the mission's publications."—(Oxford DNB.) Provenance: Front-free endpaper ink inscription "To Professor Chase with the Author's very affectionate regards", gift label of "the Heirs of Prof. Irah Chase, D. D." on front paste-down; old library label "Library of the Newton Theological Institute" at base on spine.

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