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Lot 21
The Illustrated History of the British Empire in India and the East: The Earliest Times to the Suppression of the Sepoy Mutiny in 1859 - E H Nolan - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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The Illustrated History of the British Empire in India and the East: The Earliest Times to the Suppression of the Sepoy Mutiny in 1859


E H Nolan, The Illustrated History of the British Empire in India and the East: The Earliest Times to the Suppression of the Sepoy Mutiny in 1859, London: James S Virtue, circa 1880

Red cloth bindings with elaborate gilt decoration on the spines and gilt vignettes on the fronts, blind embossed decoration on the boards, yellow endpapers
26 x 18 x 12 cm (each)

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Lot 22
Royal Naval and Military Bazaar, Souvenir Being a Collection of Sketches and Drawings - John  Charlton - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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John Charlton (1849 - 1917)

Royal Naval and Military Bazaar, Souvenir Being a Collection of Sketches and Drawings


John Charlton, Royal Naval and Military Bazaar, Souvenir Being a Collection of Sketches and Drawings, London: Dangerfield Printing Company, 1900

1 monochromatic frontispiece; 31 full-page colour plates of Charlton's uniformed men, with literary contributions by Harold Begbie, Walter Besant, Guy Boothby, F C Burnand, and John Strange Winter including 12 plates of Sikh Soldiers; hardcover in original cream-coloured boards imprinted with the image of three soldiers and a horse with a new leather spine
37.5 x 27 x 1.5 cm

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Lot 23
British and Indian Troops in Northern France: War Sketches by Paul Sarrut - Paul  Sarrut - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Paul Sarrut (1882 - 1969)

British and Indian Troops in Northern France: War Sketches by Paul Sarrut


Paul Sarrut, British and Indian Troops in Northern France: War Sketches by Paul Sarrut, Arras: H Delepine, 1914-15

39 loose plates with lithographs mounted on thick brown sheets, some sheets having 2 or 3 pictures mounted; publisher's canvas portfolio
48.3 x 30.5 x 2 cm

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Lot 24
Select views in Mysore the country of Tippoo Sultan - Robert  Home - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Robert Home (1752 - 1834)

Select views in Mysore the country of Tippoo Sultan

Robert Home, Select Views in Mysore: The country of Tippoo Sultan; from drawings taken on the spot by Mr Home; with historical descriptions, London: Mr Bowyer, 1794

vii; 29 colour copper-engraved plates by Fittler, Byrne and others after Robert Home; 48 pages with descriptive text for each plate in English and Urdu; full leather binding with gilt title and 4 raised bands at the spine
34.5 x 28 x 2.5 cm

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Lot 25
The Court and Camp of Runjeet Sing [sic], with an introductory sketch of the origin and rise of the Sikh state - W G Osborne - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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The Court and Camp of Runjeet Sing [sic], with an introductory sketch of the origin and rise of the Sikh state

W G Osborne, The Court and Camp of Runjeet Sing. [sic], with an introductory sketch of the origin and rise of the Sikh state, , London: Henry Colburn, 1840

vi + [2] + xliv + 45-236 pages, including 16 engravings of Sher Singh, Akali, Sikh Armour, Fakirs; original embossed cloth boards with front board been decorated with a gilt picture of Ranjit Singh on horseback
23.5 x 15.5 x 2.5 cm

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Lot 26
Portraits of the Princes and People of India - Emily  Eden - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Emily Eden (1797 - 1869)

Portraits of the Princes and People of India

Emily Eden, Portraits of the Princes and People of India, London: J. Dickinson & Son, 1844

Lithographed title page (illustrating the son of the Nawab of Banda), 28 lithographs mounted on 24 sheets of card (four cards with two lithographs each), by Lowes Dickinson after Eden, printed captions to each plate mounted on the reverse of the card; original contemporary half Morocco and cloth cover, upper gilt lettered
54.7 x 38 x 1.2 cm

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Lot 27
India and its Native Princes: Travels in Central India and in the residencies of Bombay and Bengal - Louis  Rousselet - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Louis Rousselet (1845 - 1929)

India and its Native Princes: Travels in Central India and in the residencies of Bombay and Bengal

Louis Rousselet, India and its Native Princes: Travels in Central India and in the Residencies of Bombay and Bengal, London: Chapman and Hall, 1876

xviii and 579 numbered pages including 1 full-page later hand-colored engraved frontispiece, 12 later hand-colored black and white full-page engraved plates, 217 later hand-colored black and white plates, 6 black and white maps; original, ornamental red leather cover, intricately blind, gilt debossed, front cover with decorative gilt pattern at the spine with 5 raised bands
35.5 x 29.5 x 5.5 cm

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Lot 28
The Portrait Gallery of Western India - R H Jalbhoy - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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The Portrait Gallery of Western India

R H Jalbhoy, The Portrait Gallery of Western India: embellished with 51 life-like portraits of the princes, chiefs and nobles, from celebrated artists in London; enriched with historical, political and biographical accounts from most authentic sources, in Gujarati and English, Bombay: Printed at the Education Society's Press, Byculla, 1886

51 tinted lithographic portrait (later hand-coloured) plates of the rulers of the princely states of Western India and of eminent Parsis and Hindus, text and captions in English and Gujarati, and portraits of Queen Victoria and the author; rebound full leather
30 x 25 x 1.2 cm

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Lot 29
My Tour in South, Central and North America (Signed by Maharaja) - H H Maharaja  Jagatjit Singh of Kapurthala - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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My Tour in South, Central and North America (Signed by Maharaja)

H.H. Maharaja Jagatjit Singh of Kapurthala, My Tour in South, Central and North America, Bombay: The Times Press, 1926

83 pages with frontispiece and 24 black and white photographic plate, illustrated map; half leather with original cloth boards, upper board title and state monogram in gilt, original endpapers
27 x 22.5 x 2 cm

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Lot 30
The View of Hindoostan: Western Hindoostan (2 Volumes) - Thomas  Pennant - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Thomas Pennant (1726 - 1798)

The View of Hindoostan: Western Hindoostan (2 Volumes)

Thomas Pennant, The View of Hindoostan. Volume I: Western Hindoostan. Volume II: Eastern Hindoostan , London: No Publisher, Printed by Henry Hughs, 1798, 1st edition

Set of 2 volumes
Volume I: Western Hindoostan, [2] + [1] + (ii-v) + [11] + [1] + 2-263 pages, [1], [9] index, [1], 8 plates, 1 head piece at top of page 1; rebound with new paperboards and leather spine with gilt title and 4 raised bands
32.5 x 26 x 3 cm

Volume II: Eastern Hindoostan, 1 frontispiece, [10] + [1] + 2-374 pages, [13] index, 12 of 13 plates (plate no. 2 is missing), 1 head piece at top of page 1, 1 map (folding); rebound with new paperboards and leather spine with gilt title and 4 raised bands
32.5 x 26 x 3.3 cm

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Lot 31
Collection de Planches au Voyage aux Indes Orientales et à la Chine; par M Sonnerat - Pierre   Sonnerat - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Pierre Sonnerat (1748 - 1814)

Collection de Planches au Voyage aux Indes Orientales et à la Chine; par M Sonnerat

Pierre Sonnerat, Collection de Planches au Voyage aux Indes Orientales et à la Chine; par M Sonnerat, Paris: Dentu, 1806

8 pages, 140 engraved plates (some folding and later hand-coloured); half leather bound with marbled paper boards and gilt text to the spine
29.2 x 22.5 x 4.5 cm

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Lot 32
Oriental Drawings: Sketched between the Years 1791 and 1798 [Presentation Copy] - Charles  Gold - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Oriental Drawings: Sketched between the Years 1791 and 1798 [Presentation Copy]

Captain Charles Gold, Oriental Drawings: Sketched between the Years 1791 and 1798, London: Bunney and Co., for G and W Nicoll, 1806

292 pages including 48 fine hand-coloured aquatint plates after Gold by John Hassell, Thomas Medland and others, 1 hand-coloured engraved plate, uncoloured aquatint in text; old contemporary half leather binding with cloth boards, spine with label gilt lettered and marbled endpapers.
32.5 x 26.5 x 3.5 cm

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Lot 33
Oriental Scenery - Thomas and William Daniell - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Oriental Scenery

Thomas and William Daniell, Oriental Scenery, London: William Daniell and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown for Thomas and William Daniell, 1812-1816

6 parts in 3 volumes, general title in volume 1, 6 aquatint vignette titles to each part, 144 black and white aquatint plates on thick paper and 8 engraved plans; modern brown half Morocco with matching brown cloth boards, new endpapers, spine lettered in gilt with 5 raised bands
39.2 x 28 x 4.5 cm (each)

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Lot 34
The Oriental Annual (Set of 8 Volumes) - Reverend Hobart Caunter and Thomas Bacon - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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The Oriental Annual (Set of 8 Volumes)


Reverend Hobart Caunter and Thomas Bacon, The Oriental Annual: Containing a Series of Tales, Legends, and Historical Romances, London: Edward Bull, 1834-1840

Full-leather binding with a caparisoned elephant embossed in gold and entwined serpents blind-stamped on the cover, the spines with the title at the centre, a camel at the lower bottom, and a palm tree embossed in gold, all edges gilt
20 x 13.5 x 2.7 cm (each)

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Lot 35
Antiquities of Decca - Sir Charles D`Oyly and James Atkinson - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Antiquities of Decca

Charles D’Oyly, Antiquities of Dacca, [London: J Landseer, Circa 1814-1827]

20, [8] pages including 15 later hand-coloured engraved plates by John Landseer and others after D'Oyly, one engraved plate of “Facsimile of an Inscription in the Great Kuttra”, 4 half-page later hand-coloured engraved illustrations by Landseer after George Chinnery, all on India proof paper; period green half morocco by Henington, marble paper board covered with gilt-lettered morocco title label on the upper board, marbled end papers and all edges gilt

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Lot 36
Journal of a Route across India, through Egypt to England: In the Latter End of The Year 1817 and the Beginning of 1818 by Lieutenant Colonel Fitzclarence - Lieutenant Colonel George Augustus Fitzclarence - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Journal of a Route across India, through Egypt to England: In the Latter End of The Year 1817 and the Beginning of 1818 by Lieutenant Colonel Fitzclarence

Lieutenant Colonel George Augustus Fitzclarence, Journal of a Route across India, through Egypt to England: In the Latter End of The Year 1817 and the Beginning of 1818 by Lieutenant Colonel Fitzclarence, London: John Murray, 1819, 1st edition

xxiv; 502; [1] pages lacking half-title, 13 plates (mostly aquatint, 9 hand-coloured), 4 engraved battle-plans with partial hand-colouring and 2 maps (one large folding map of the Seat of War in India with route hand-coloured), errata leaf at end; rebound full leather with blind-tooled decorative pattern at the front and back boards along with gilt leather title ticket pasted on the front board and spine with 5 raised bands, new endpapers
28 x 22.5 x 4 cm

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Lot 37
A picturesque tour along the rivers of Ganges and Yamuna in India - Lieutenant Colonel Charles Ramus Forrest - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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A picturesque tour along the rivers of Ganges and Yamuna in India

Lieutenant Colonel Charles Ramus Forrest, A Picturesque Tour Along the Rivers Ganges and Jumna in India: Consisting of twenty-four highly finished and coloured views, a map, and vignettes, from original drawings made on the spot; with illustrations, historical and descriptive by Lieutenant-Colonel Forrest, late on the staff of His Majesty's service in Bengal, London: R Ackermann, 1824

iv, [2], title page with hand-coloured aquatint vignette on title; folding black and white engraved map of The Valley of the Ganges and Jumna Rivers, 192 pages including 24 hand-coloured aquatint plates by Thomas Sutherland and G Hunt after Forrest, hand-coloured aquatint vignette at end of the text; original red cloth binding with blind-tooled floral pattern at the front and back boards along with gilt title on the front board, all edges gilt, rebacked; This is an extra-large special copy preserved in modern customised (with toggles) book box of Robert & Maria Travis.
41 x 33 x 3.5 cm
44 x 35 x 4.5 cm (solander box)

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Lot 38
A collection of eighteen (of 20) hand-coloured lithographs from Indian Microcosm - John  Gantz - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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John Gantz (1772 - 1853)

A collection of eighteen (of 20) hand-coloured lithographs from Indian Microcosm

John Gantz, A collection of eighteen (of 20) hand-coloured lithographs from Indian Microcosm, Madras: J Gantz & Son, [1827]

Loose as issued, each plate mounted on paper within ink ruled frames, with printed labels mounted on verso; modern blue cloth solander box with black leather gilded title ticket pasted on the front board and black leather spine with gilt text and 5 raised bands

16 x 23 cm (print size), 18.5 x 24.5 cm (sheet size), 35.7 x 45.7 cm (with mount)

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Lot 39
Views in the East: Comprising India, Canton and the shores of Red Sea with historical and Descriptive illustrations (2 Volumes) - Captain Robert Elliot - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Views in the East: Comprising India, Canton and the shores of Red Sea with historical and Descriptive illustrations (2 Volumes)

Captain Robert Elliot, Views in the East: Comprising India, Canton and the shores of Red Sea with historical and Descriptive illustrations, London: H Fischer and Sons, 1833

In two volumes
Volume 1: 30 later hand-coloured steel engravings with tissue guards and descriptive letterpress for each plate
Volume 2: 30 later hand-coloured steel engravings with tissue guards and descriptive letterpress for each plate
Original half calf with cloth boards, gilt decorated spine; all edges, gilt (each)
26.5 x 18.1 x 1.2 cm (each)

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Lot 40
Travels in Western India: Embracing a Visit to the Sacred Mounts of the Jains, and the Most Celebrated Shrines of Hindu Faith between Rajpootana and the Indus; with an Account of Ancient City of Nehrwalla - Lieutenant Colonel James Tod - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Travels in Western India: Embracing a Visit to the Sacred Mounts of the Jains, and the Most Celebrated Shrines of Hindu Faith between Rajpootana and the Indus; with an Account of Ancient City of Nehrwalla

Lieutenant Colonel James Tod, Travels in Western India: Embracing a Visit to the Sacred Mounts of the Jains, and the Most Celebrated Shrines of Hindu Faith between Rajpootana and the Indus; with an Account of Ancient City of Nehrwalla, London: William H Allen, 1839

lx; 518 pages, [ii-page errata]; 8 engraved and 1 black and white lithographed plate; 3 black and white vignettes; half morocco with cloth boards and decorated spine in gilt with 5 raised bands
31 x 25 x 4 cm

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