Christian Researches in Asia: With Notices of the Translation of the Scriptures into the Oriental Languages. Third Edition.

  • Buchanan, Claudius
  • Edinburgh: Printed for J. Ogle [et al] 1812


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8vo, pp. iv, 291, [1]. Original grey boards, printed paper label to spine, edges untrimmed. Joints starting, front joint previously reglued. Some wear to extremities with small loss to head of spine. Shelfmark label from Cortachy Castle to front pastedown, owner’s inscription of Lady Ogilvy to flyleaf.


Claudius Buchanan (1766-1815) was an East India Company chaplain, Vice-Provost of a college in Kolkata and evangelist for the Christian faith in Asia. He toured India extensively in 1806 and 1807, and following his return to England he published Christian Researches in Asia in 1811; it went through 9 editions in 2 years. This copy comes from the library at Cortachy Castle in Angus, the seat of the Ogilvy family since 1473.

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