London: J. L. Cox, Printer to the Royal Asiatic Society, ... for Parbury, Allen & Co, Publishers to the Society,. To be had also at Messrs. Dondey Dupre and Son's Paris Booksellers to the Society on the Continent. 1827. First Edition. , [vii]-x, , [vii]-xxiii, -534, 537-540, 537*-540*, 541-548, 537t-548t, 549-640 pages. BOUND WITH [ 1824 Membership listing ], [London: G. Schulze], , -32 pages. BOUND WITH [ 1827 Membership listing ] London: J. L. Cox, 32 pages. BOUND WITH "Regulations for the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland...1827", London: J.L. Cox, 12 pages. 4to (9 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches). All bound in leather boards, expertly rebacked saving the spine labels, original boards and endpapers. Ex-library Ames Library of South Asia (properly deaccessioned). Previous owner bookplate of Richard Strachey of Ashwick Grove. Bright and clean internally with occasional library markings. Marbled page edges and endpapers. Very Good. Boards. 
The first of only three volumes issued under this title from 1827-1834. The Royal Asiatic Society separately published the "Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland" beginning in 1834 and continuing to this day.
In addition to the scientific articles offered in this volume, bound in are two membership directories (1824 and 1827) and the regulations of the society from 1827, providing an excellent snapshot into the beginnings of the Society. All plates called for are present.
"The Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society has been published by the Society since 1834 and is distinguished not only by its longevity but also by its consistency in providing a forum for scholarly articles of the highest quality on South Asia, the Middle East (together with North Africa and Ethiopia), Central Asia, East Asia and South-East Asia. It publishes articles on history, archaeology, literature, language, religion and art, and reviews of books in these fields." (Official statement on journal site)