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Lot 41
Recollections of India [Extra Large Copy] - Charles Stewart Hardinge - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Recollections of India [Extra Large Copy]

Charles Stewart Hardinge, Recollections of India: Drawn on the Stone by J D Harding from the Original Drawings by the Honourable Charles Stewart Hardinge, Part I: British India and the Punjab. Part II Kashmir and the Alpine Punjab, London: Thomas M’Lean, 1847

Half leather bound with embroidered gilt title on the blue cloth boards along with 5 raised bands at the spine
55 x 38 x 2.5 cm

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Lot 42
Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official - Lieutenant Colonel William Henry Sleeman - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official

Lieutenant Colonel W.H. Sleeman, Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official, London: J. Hatchard and Son, 1844

Volume I: xii and 478 pages including 1 colour chromolithographic frontispiece, 6 colour chromolithographic plates at the end
Volume II: x and 459 pages including 1 chromolithographic frontispiece, 24 colour chromolithographic plates covered with tissue guards
Publisher's fine-ribbed red cloth, blocked in gilt on front with rule border, elaborate tracery pattern enclosing circular medallion with seated figure, similarly in blind on back with circular tracery design in gilt instead of the medallion. Spine lettered in gilt within elaborate vignette architectural design in gilt (each)
24.6 x 18 x 3.7 cm (each)

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Lot 43
Picturesque Scenery in India - John  Tillotson - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Picturesque Scenery in India

John Tillotson, Picturesque Scenery in India, London: T J Allman, no date, circa 1850

64 including one large, three-fold black and white plate as frontispiece and 29 finely engraved black and white plates, drawn by Captain Waugh. Engraved on Steel by E Finden; original, attractively ornamented blue cloth covers (intricately blind/gilt embossed front and back covers), all edges gilt
25 x 19.5 x 2.5 cm

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Lot 44
Voyages dans l'Inde -Deluxe edition (2 Volumes) - Alexis  Soltykoff - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Alexis Soltykoff (1806 - 1859)

Voyages dans l'Inde -Deluxe edition (2 Volumes)

Alexis Soltykoff, Voyages dans l'Inde, Paris, Curmer & Lecou, 1851-54, 2nd edition

Set of 2 volumes
Volume I: Frontispiece (1 tinted lithograph plate), title page, half-titles, additional title printed in gold with wood engraved vignette, single-page map, 164 pages including 21 tinted lithograph plates; 1851
Volume II: Frontispiece (1 tinted lithograph plate), half-titles, additional title printed in gold with wood engraved vignette, 267 pages including 17 tinted lithograph plates; 1854
Original luxuriously gilt-decorated black cloth, incorporating pink, red, green and blue morocco onlays with the front board have been decorated with a picture of a Maharaja, while the backboard is showing a lute player along with extravagant blind stamping as well, all edges gilt (each)
28 x 19.5 x 3 cm (each)

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Lot 45
Minnen från ett treårigt vistande i engelsk örlogs tjänst 1857-59 and Indien in Wort und Bild: Eine Schilderung des indischen Kaiserreiches - Axel Reinhold Ferdinand Ludvig Lind af Hageby and Emil Schlagintweit - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Minnen från ett treårigt vistande i engelsk örlogs tjänst 1857-59 and Indien in Wort und Bild: Eine Schilderung des indischen Kaiserreiches

a) Axel Lind af Hageby, Minnen från ett treårigt vistande i engelsk örlogs tjänst 1857-1859

2 parts in 1 volume
(xii) + 214 + (ii) + 215 - 468 (2) pages. With one engraved portrait frontispiece, 26 steel engravings including 10 coloured steel engravings after original Hindu drawings and 16 tinted lithographs depicting military subjects and Hindu ceremonies and 4 folding plans and maps; original publishers cloth boards with debossed decorative patterns and gilt picture of an mahout on an elephant along with soldiers
24 x 16.5 x 4 cm

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Lot 46
Journal of Travels in India - Ardaseer Framjee Moos - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Ardaseer Framjee Moos (1827 - 1895)

Journal of Travels in India

Ardaseer Framjee Moos, Journal of Travels in India, Bombay: Education Society’s Press, Byculla, 1871

xiii, 33, xii, 40, 292 pages including 15 chromolithograph plates to text, 43 further plates bound at rear including 3 double spreads by Vincent Brooks Day and Sons. These are listed as belonging to a separate volume so either the volume was not issued, or the separate volume was originally to only contain the plates. Fold out map before frontispiece of Duke of Edinburgh before the main text; green cloth boards with illustration in gilt and black, beveled edges, marbled paper edges.

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Lot 47
The Indian Empire (3 Volumes) - Robert Montgomery Martin - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Robert Montgomery Martin (1801 - 1868)

The Indian Empire (3 Volumes)


R Montogomery Martin, The Indian Empire: History, Topography, Geology, Climate, Population, Chief Cities and Provinces; Tributary and Protected States; Military Power and Resources; Religion; Education, Crime; Land tenures; Staple Products; Government, Finance, and Commerce, London: The London Printing and Publishing Company Limited, circa 1860

In 3 Volumes
Volume I: 582 pages including 1 later hand-coloured engraved frontispiece; 1 later hand-coloured engraved vignette title; 3 later hand-coloured engraved plates; 1 engraved map of India, table of distances
Volume II: 504 pages including 1 later hand-coloured engraved frontispiece; 1 later hand-coloured engraved vignette title; 1 engraved map with outline in colour; 16 later hand-coloured engraved plates; vii index pages
Volume III: 192 pages including 1 later hand-coloured engraved frontispiece; 1 later hand-coloured engraved vignette title 98 later hand-coloured engraved plates
Beautifully bound in half calf with cloth boards with gilt text and decoration on the spine with 5 raised bands, marbled edges (each)
28 x 20 x 4 cm (each)

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Lot 48
Select Views in India, Drawn on the Spot, in the Years 1780, 1781, 1782, and 1783, and Executed in Aquatint, by William Hodges - William  Hodges R.A. - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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William Hodges R.A. (1744 - 1797)

Select Views in India, Drawn on the Spot, in the Years 1780, 1781, 1782, and 1783, and Executed in Aquatint, by William Hodges

William Hodges, Select Views in India, Drawn on the Spot, in the Years 1780, 1781, 1782, and 1783, and Executed in Aquatint, by William Hodges, R.A, London: Printed for the Author and Sold by J Edwards, 1786

Including text in English and French, engraved map of part of the rivers Ganges, Munma, Goomty and Gogra, 48 aquatint plates by and after William Hodges, India paper proofs before letters; later half leather bound with marbled boards and gilt text at the spine with 6 raised bands
68.5 x 50 x 3 cm

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Lot 49
A Brief History of Ancient and Modern India From the Earliest Periods of Antiquity to the termination of the late Mahratta War - Francis William Blagdon, William Daniell, Francis Swain Ward and James Hunter - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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A Brief History of Ancient and Modern India From the Earliest Periods of Antiquity to the termination of the late Mahratta War

Francis William Blagdon, William Daniell, James Hunter and Francis Swain Ward, A Brief History of Ancient and Modern India from the Earliest Periods of Antiquity to the Termination of the late Mahratta War [title to letterpress] [WITH] Picturesque Scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore from Forty Drawings Taken on the Spot by James Hunter [AND] Twenty-Four Views in Hindostan, London: Edward Orme, 1805 [but c.1828, text watermarked 1820-22, plates 1827-28]

1 hand colored stipple engraved portrait frontispiece of Tippoo Sultan, two hand colored engraved pictorial additional titles, hand colored stipple-engraved folding plate of "Judges and Court Officials", and 60 of 64 hand colored aquatint plates (lacking plates 5-8, Abbey nos.29-32); polished half calf over marbled boards, spine ornately gilt in compartments, label on upper board with gilt text and ornate borders
57.5 x 43 x 4 cm

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Lot 50
Monuments Anciens et Modernes de l'Hindoustan (2 Volumes) - Louis-Mathieu  Langles - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Louis-Mathieu Langles (1763 - 1824)

Monuments Anciens et Modernes de l'Hindoustan (2 Volumes)

Louis-Mathieu Langles, Monuments Anciens et Modernes de l'Hindoustan: Decrits sous le double rapport archaeologique et pittoresque, et precedes d'une notice geographique, d'une notice historique, et d'un discours sur la religion, la legislation et les moeurs des hindou, Paris: P Didot, 1821

(Set of 2 Volumes)
Volume I: [viii], 4, xii, engraved title page with a large vignette after Henry Salt, half-title page, 268 pages including a folding table, Atlas, 3 engraved maps hand-coloured in outline
Volume II: Half-title page, 251 pages including 82 engraved plates, 4 pages errata and 2 pages list of plates in rear
143 engraved plates in all (12 hand-coloured in Volume I including 24 plates after Thomas Daniell)
19th century brown Morocco, ruled in blind, gilt corner-pieces, original marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, spines gilt in compartments, preserved in modern customised (with toggles) book box of Robert & Maria Travis (each)
Book: 40 x 29.5 x 5 cm (each)
Solander box: 41.2 x 30.5 x 6.2 cm (each)

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Lot 51
Views of the Forts of Bhurtpore and Weire along with Sketches about Kurrah, Mannickpore - George  Abbott - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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George Abbott (1803 - 1838)

Views of the Forts of Bhurtpore and Weire along with Sketches about Kurrah, Mannickpore

George Abott, Views of the Forts of Bhurtpore and Weire along with Sketches about Kurrah, Mannickpore, London: Engelmann, Graf, Coindet & Co. for J.M. Richardson, 1827 and 1831

Each plate extensively captioned; nineteenth century morocco-backed cloth with gilt text to the spine, preserved in a modern customized (with toggles) book box of Robert & Maria Travis.
31.2 x 45.2 x 1.5 cm
32.5 x 47 x 3.5 cm (with solander box)

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Lot 52
Scenery costumes and architecture chiefly on the Western side of India - Captain Robert Melville Grindlay - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Scenery costumes and architecture chiefly on the Western side of India

Captain Robert Melville Grindlay, Scenery, Costumes and Architecture Chiefly on the Western Side of India, London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1830 [but later, text watermarked 1840s]

Engraved title page with hand-coloured vignette, 36 hand-coloured aquatint plates; modern red morocco, gilt, by D Gouey of New York, all edges gilt, spine gilt, preserved in a modern customised (with toggles) book box of Robert and Maria Travis.
42 x 34 x 4 cm

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Lot 53
Views in India, Saint Helena, and Car Nicobar Drawn from Nature and on Stone by Major John Luard - Major John Luard - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Major John Luard (1790 - 1875)

Views in India, Saint Helena, and Car Nicobar Drawn from Nature and on Stone by Major John Luard

Major John Luard, Views in India, Saint Helena, and Car Nicobar, Drawn from Nature and on Stone by Major John Luard, London: J. Graf, printer to Her Majesty, circa 1832-38

244 pages including 1 hand-coloured lithograph frontispiece; 1 hand-coloured lithographed title page; 58 hand-coloured lithograph plates and having a descriptive text for each plate; half leather-bound with leather corners and new marbled boards with gilt text at the spine with 5 raised bands
36.6 x 27 x 3.5 cm

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Lot 54
Sketches in the Deccan - Colonel Philip Meadows Taylor - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Sketches in the Deccan

Captain Philip Meadows Taylor, Sketches in the Deccan, London: Richard and John E. Taylor for Charles Tilt, 1837

Tinted lithographic title and 19 tinted lithographed plates by William Taylor, Edward Morton, and George Childs after P.M. Taylor with descriptive text for each plate; rebound in contemporary leather binding with blind stamped decorative pattern along with gilded leather title ticket pasted on the front board and spine, new end papers
48.5 x 37.5 x 3 cm

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Lot 55
Picturesque Illustrations of Ancient Architecture in Hindostan - James  Fergusson - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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James Fergusson (1808 - 1886)

Picturesque Illustrations of Ancient Architecture in Hindostan

James Fergusson, Picturesque Illustrations of Ancient Architecture in Hindostan, London: J Hogarth, 1848

iv, sketch map of India, frontispiece p.17. Bowlee at Boondee, lithographed title page, and 68 pages including 23 other tinted lithographed plates, nos. 3,4 with some colour in addition. No. 5 one tint only coloured, no. 10 one tint only, plates drawn and lithographed by T C Dibdin, from a sketch by J. Fergusson Esqr. and Printed by M and N Hanrart, wood engraved vignettes in text; contemporary full cloth. Ex-library copy of The Flinders University of South Australia
55 x 37.5 x 2.5 cm

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Lot 56
Illustrations of Rock-Cut Temples of India - James  Fergusson - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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James Fergusson (1808 - 1886)

Illustrations of Rock-Cut Temples of India

James Fergusson, Selected from the Best Examples of the Different Series of Caves at Ellora, Ajunta, Cuttack, Salsette, Karli, and Mahavellipore. Drawn on Stone by Mr T C Dibdin, from Sketches Carefully made on the Spot, with the Assistance of Camera-Lucida in the years 1838-39, by James Fergusson, Esq., London: John Weale, 1845

1 later hand-coloured lithographed frontispiece and 18 later hand-coloured lithograph plates; two plates with two scenes, after Fergusson by T C Dibdin. All plates are captioned as 'From A Sketch by Jas. Fergusson Esqr.' (Except title plate and plate XI) and signed as drawn and lithographed by T C Dibdin and printed by M and N Hanhart. Each numbered plate carries the publisher's imprint of John Weale - except plates 6, 8, and 15. The work is dedicated by James Fergusson "To the President and Fellows of The Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland"; original marbled boards with original marble endpapers, top edges gilt
55.5 x 38 x1.5 cm

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Lot 57
Stereoscopic Illustrations of Architecture and Natural History in Western India. Photographed by Major Gill and described by James Fergusson - Major Gill  and James Fergusson - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Stereoscopic Illustrations of Architecture and Natural History in Western India. Photographed by Major Gill and described by James Fergusson

Major Gill and James Fergusson, Stereoscopic Illustrations of Architecture and Natural History in Western India. Photographed by Major Gill and Described by James Fergusson, London: Cundall, Downes, and Company, 1864

xii pages, with all one hundred half-stereo albumen prints mounted onto one hundred thick leaves, most with textual descriptions, inserted at the end (most are numbered on rectos, all have versos blank); publisher's full red cloth, boards and spine ruled and elaborately stamped in blind and lettered in gilt
21.5 x 18.5 x 5 cm

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Lot 58
Travels in India, including Sinde and the Punjab by Captain Leopold von Orlich - Leopold von Olrich and Hannibal Evans Lloyd - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Travels in India, including Sinde and the Punjab by Captain Leopold von Orlich

Leopold von Olrich and Hannibal Evans Lloyd, Travels in India, including Sinde and the Punjab by Captain Leopold von Orlich , London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1845

Volume I: xv and 278 pages including coloured chromolithograph frontispiece
Volume II: vii and 314 pages including tinted chromolithograph frontispiece
22 x 15 x 2 cm (each)

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Lot 59
Râs Mâlâ; or Hindu Annals of Goozerat in Western India (2 Volumes) - Alexander Kinloch Forbes - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Alexander Kinloch Forbes (1821 - 1865)

Râs Mâlâ; or Hindu Annals of Goozerat in Western India (2 Volumes)

Alexander Kinloch Forbes, Râs Mâlâ; or Hindu Annals of the Province of Goozerat in Western India, London: Richardson Brothers, 1856

Volume I: xi and 462 pages including 6 colour plates and 6 black and white plans and elevations
Volume II: vi + [2] + 461 pages including 6 colour plates and 2 black and white plans and elevation
Original publishers’ brown cloth boards with blind-tooled decorative pattern at the front and back boards along with gilt image and text on the front board and spine (both the volumes). Both the volumes are enclosed in an original customised (with toggles) blue book box of Robert & Maria Travis.
23.5 x 15 x 4 cm (each)

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Lot 60
An Account of Indian Serpents, collected on the Coast of Coromandel; containing descriptions and drawings of each pieces; together with experiments and remarks on their several poisons - Patrick  Russell - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Patrick Russell (1727 - 1805)

An Account of Indian Serpents, collected on the Coast of Coromandel; containing descriptions and drawings of each pieces; together with experiments and remarks on their several poisons

Patrick Russell, An account of Indian serpents, collected on the coast of Coromandel; containing descriptions and drawings of each species; together with experiments and remarks on their several poisons , London: Printed by W Bulmer and Co for George Nicol, 1796

viii, 80 pages and 44 of 46 aquatint plates (2 missing that of plate no. 3 and 41) on 45 sheets, all but 2 hand-coloured; rebound in half leather bound with marbled boards and gilt text to the spine with 5 raised bands, new marble endpapers
52 x 38.5 x 3 cm

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