Oxonii (Oxford); Oxford: E typographeo Clarendoniano (The Clarendon Press); At The Clarendon Press, 1864 (Vol. 1) 1905 (Vol. 2). First edition. Hardcover. Large quarto (11 1/4 x 9"). viii, 203-578pp (Vol. 1); xxvi, 350pp (Vol. 2). Later full tan cloth, with gold lettering to spines.
Today, the Bodleian Library has the largest known collection of Sanskrit manuscripts outside the Indian subcontinent numbering some 11,000 items in all. The first catalogue (in two volumes + 1 supplement) of their collection was published between 1864 and 1909.
The first volume was intended to be executed by Professor F. Max Müller in 1855, but his engagements did not allow him to complete it. The task was therefore attributed to Theodor Aufrecht who completed the first volume in 1864. A supplement of Professor Aufrecht's first volume was published in 1909, but is not featured in this offer.
The first volume contains Vatsyayana's Kamasutra; the Yoga sutras of Patanjali; the Romaka Siddhanta (an Indian astronomical treatise), etc..
Compiled by Arthur Keith, the catalogue's second volume is divided into two parts, and contains manuscripts of Vedic, and non-Vedic litterature.
Both volumes have an extensive index of the authors and their relatives; scribes and their relatives and patrons; former owners; works; historical names; and places.
Bindings partly soiled and darkened. Ex-library copy, with bookplate on inside of each front cover, stamp at upper and lower paper edges, and reference number on inside of each back cover. Text of first volume in Latin. Second volume in English. Bindings in overall good-, interior in good+ to very good condition. g- to vg. Item #43758