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Lot 70
Untitled - F N Souza - Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art and Collectibles
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F N Souza (1924 - 2002)

Untitled
Pencil on paper
8 x 13 in (20.2 x 33.1 cm)

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Lot 72
Untitled - Somnath  Hore - Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art and Collectibles
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Somnath Hore (1921 - 2006)

Untitled
Etching on paper
Print size: 8.25 x 9.75 in (21 X 24.5 cm)
Sheet size: 11 x 15.25 (28.2 x 38.5 cm)

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Lot 73
That Long History Of Man - Rameshwar  Broota - Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art and Collectibles
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Rameshwar Broota (b.1941)

That Long History Of Man
Etching on paper
Print size: 6.75 x 24.75 in (17 x 62.8 cm)
Sheet size: 8.25 x 28 in (20.7 x 71 cm)

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Lot 116
Amrita Sher-Gil - Karl  Khandalavala - Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art and Collectibles
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Amrita Sher-Gil

Bombay: New Book Co., 1945 [Title page says 1944/ back of title-page reads 'First Published in 1945']

pp 71; frontispiece portrait; 20 full-page tipped-in colour plates at the end; 3 tipped-in colour plates in the text; 5 tipped-in monochrome plates in the text; 8 monochrome plates at the end and numerous line drawings in the text including some full page; Red elephant based on the last incomplete painting by Sher-Gil on cover; Beige full-cloth binding without dustjacket.
14.9 x 11 in (38 x 28 cm)

A unique copy from the library of Khushwant Singh, with his bookplate on the front pastedowns.

Inscribed "To Tatty - from Khushwant' New Delhi - April '55" at top right corner of the pastedown.

This book is the first full-dress study of Sher-Gil's life and work by her close friend, published four years after her death and carrying extracts from many letters between the two.

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Lot 118
Set of 3 books including 2 signed books by Roerich - Nicholas Roerich, Vsevolod Ivanov and Erikh Fedorovich Gollerbakh - Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art and Collectibles
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Set of 3 books including 2 signed books by Roerich

a) Nicholas Roerich Heart of Asia, New York: Roerich Museum Press, 1930

vi, pp. 170; original yellow printed paper-covered boards with white cloth spine and illustrated endpapers.
7.5 x 5.5 in (19.3 x 14 cm)

Signed "N. Roerich" at top of the half-title page.

With an Italian bookplate by ‘E. Navarra in memory of his friend Aldo Galli [1906-1981]’, a painter, with its abstract design by Galli. Another bookplate ‘Ex Libris Semseyne Valko Ilona 1986’. Book I - Series II. This is a "New Era Library" edition.


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Lot 119
Thought Relics and Stray Birds - Rabindranath  Tagore - Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art and Collectibles
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Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941)

Thought Relics and Stray Birds

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1924

[vi], pp.112, [92]; original cloth binding with gilt logo on cover board and gilt title on spine
9 x 6.2 in (23 x 16 cm)

Signed and dated 'Rabindranath Tagore/ Feb. 27/ 1927' on fly-leaf.

Two volumes in one.

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Lot 120
L'Offrande Lyrique - Rabindranath Tagore and Sakti Burman - Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art and Collectibles
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L'Offrande Lyrique

Paris: Les Pharmaciens Bibliophiles, 1993

pp. 96 in 12 sections, illustrated with 16 colour lithographs, 4 of them double-page, each with titles in Bengali and French printed on the reverse of each lithograph, each of the lithograph has a descriptive text in French printed on a folded sheet; the sheets are all unstitched as issued and contained in a Saffron ragpaper chemise with the signatures of Rabindranath Tagore and Sakti Burman in Bengali impressed on its cover. This is contained in a blue velvet box with the title and names embossed in silver on the spine.
15.5 x 12 in (38.7 x 30 cm)

Choix de Poemes traduits de l'Anglais par ANDRE GIDE [i. e. Lyric Offering or Gitanjali - selection of poems translated from English by Andre Gide]

The full book was issued in a limited edition to 190 numbered copies printed on vellum Rives [some sheets carry the firm's watermark] with deckled edges, signed by the artist Sakti Burman in pencil on the colophon. 150 copies of the edition [numbered 1-150] were meant for the members of Les Pharmaciens Bibliophiles and 40 [numbered I-XL] for the collaborators in the production.

This is thirty eight from a limited edition of one hundred and fifty copies meant for the members.

Les Pharmaciens Bibliophiles came into being in 1928 when some of the members of the Faculty of Pharmacy in Paris, passionate about art and literature, decided to found an association to publish and distribute among its members luxuriously-produced limited-edition illustrated books which were not meant to be sold or distributed outside its circle.

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