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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 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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