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Lot 61
Natural History of the Insects of India, containing upwards of two hundred and twenty figures and descriptions - Edward Donovan and J O Westwood - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Natural History of the Insects of India, containing upwards of two hundred and twenty figures and descriptions

Edward Donovan, Natural History of the Insects of India, containing upwards of Two Hundred and Twenty Figures and descriptions by E Donovan: Brought down to the present state of the Science, with systematic characters of each Species, Synonyms, Indexes, and other additional matter, by J O Westwood, London: Henry G Bohn, 1842

vi and 102 pages with 57 of 58 full-page fine hand coloured engraved plates; contemporary full leather bound with gilded leather title ticket pasted on the front board and spine with 4 raised bands
30.5 x 24.2 x 3.5 cm

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Lot 62
Interesting selections from animated nature, with illustrative scenery; Designed and engraved by William Daniell [2 volumes] - William  Daniell - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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William Daniell (1769 - 1837)

Interesting selections from animated nature, with illustrative scenery; Designed and engraved by William Daniell [2 volumes]

William Daniell, Interesting Selections from Animated Nature, with Illustrative Scenery; Designed and engraved by William Daniell, London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, not dated but [1807-1812]

2 volumes with 120 black and white aquatint plates printed oblong, each with accompanying descriptive letterpress; full leather bound with debossed gilted decorative pattern along with 5 raised bands on the spine, all edges gilt
37 x 28 x 4 cm (each)

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Lot 63
A Century of Birds from the Himalaya Mountains - John  Gould - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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A Century of Birds from the Himalaya Mountains

John Gould, A Century of Birds from the Himalaya Mountains, London: John Gould, 1832

1st edition, first issue with the backgrounds uncoloured, dedication leaf, subscriber's list and plate list, 80 hand-coloured lithographed plates by Elizabeth Gould after sketches by John Gould, printed by Charles Hullmandel; contemporary quarter leather bound with leather corners and gilt text on the spine with 5 raised bands, top edges gilt, pale primrose surface-paper heavy stock endpapers.
56.5 x 39 x 5 cm

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Lot 64
Illustrations of the Botany and Other Branches of the Natural History of the Himalayan Mountains, and of the Flora of Cashmere (2 volumes) - John Forbes Royle - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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John Forbes Royle (1798 - 1858)

Illustrations of the Botany and Other Branches of the Natural History of the Himalayan Mountains, and of the Flora of Cashmere (2 volumes)

John Forbes Royle, Illustrations of the Botany and Other Branches of the Natural History of the Himalayan Mountains, and of the Flora of Cashmere London: William H. Allen and Co., 1839

Volume I: Text - xxviii and 468 pages, not dated
28.5 x 22.5 x 4 cm

Volume II: Plates - Half-titles, hand-coloured aquatint frontispiece view of the Himalayas by J. Clark after Lt.Col. R. Smith (missing), 1 hand-coloured plate of a geological section of the Himalayas, 3 uncoloured lithographic plates of fossils, hand-coloured lithographed plan of the botanic garden at Saharanpore and 97 hand-coloured natural-history plates, drawn on stone by Maxim Gauci and others, coloured by John Clark[e] or Mr.Barclay, after Vishupersaud, Miss Drake, W. Saunders, Luchmun Sing, J.T. Hart and others, printed by Graf & Soret (comprising: 2 plates of mammals, 2 plates of birds, 2 plates of insects, and 91 botanical plates); later full leather bound with title gilt text to the front board and spine with 4 raised bands, marbled edges
37 x 28 x 3 cm

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Lot 65
Illustrations to Oriental Memoirs - James  Forbes - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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James Forbes (1749 - 1819)

Illustrations to Oriental Memoirs

a) James Forbes, Illustrations to Oriental Memoirs. With Explanatory Notices, London: Richard Bentley, 1835

24 pages with 83 black and white (of 85) and 24 hand-coloured engraved plates; contemporary green morocco, elaborately gilt, spine gilt, all edges gilt
31 x 25 x 3 cm

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Lot 66
Flowers from an Indian Garden: Hope - Emily  Eden - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Emily Eden (1797 - 1869)

Flowers from an Indian Garden: Hope

Emily Eden, Flowers from an Indian Garden: Love, Dusseldorf: L Baumann & Co., 1846 [?]

Tinted title page, 12 chromolithographic botanical plates: preface printed in gold with botanical border. Each with text leaf printed in gold; original moulded cloth boards with raised gilt tooling, watermarked silk endpapers, all edges gilt
37.5 x 29 x 1 cm

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Lot 67
Illustrations of Indian ornithology : Containing fifty figures of new, unfigured and interesting species of birds, chiefly from the south of India - Thomas  C Jerdon - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Thomas C Jerdon (1811 - 1872)

Illustrations of Indian ornithology : Containing fifty figures of new, unfigured and interesting species of birds, chiefly from the south of India

Thomas C Jerdon, Illustrations of Indian Ornithology: Containing Fifty Figures of New, Unfigured and Interesting Species of Birds, Chiefly from the South of India, Madras: Printed by P.R. Hunt, American Mission Press, 1847

Title leaf, plate list, and 50 finely hand-coloured lithographed plates, some heightened with gum Arabic, (Plates XXVIII and XXXIV have captions printed on slips; plates XL, XLIX and L have plate numbers printed on slips) with accompanying text, species list on the leaf at end. The plates are numbered from I to L, the captions corresponding to the numbers on the plate are listed at the front, plates variously signed: Printed by Lithographer C.V. Kistnarajoo, R.E.B, Leonard, Miller; Prel. lith Linn imp.; Reeve Brothers; Reeve (London) imp.; full leather-bound with gilt text and decoration at the spine with 5 raised bands
32 x 25.5 x 3 cm

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Lot 68
The Birds of India being a natural history of all the birds known to inhabit continental India (3 Volumes) - Thomas  C Jerdon - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Thomas C Jerdon (1811 - 1872)

The Birds of India being a natural history of all the birds known to inhabit continental India (3 Volumes)


Thomas C Jerdon, The Birds of India being a natural history of all the birds known to inhabit continental India: with Descriptions of the species, genera, families, tribes and orders, and a brief notice of such families as are not found in India, making it a Manual of Ornithology specially adapted for India, 1863-70

In 3 Volumes
Volume I: 1870, half title, [18], [1], (ii-xlv), [1], [1], 2-535 pages; Cherrapoonjee: Printed by Griffith Hughes
Volume II: part 1, 1863, half title, [8], [1], 2-439 pages; Calcutta: Printed for the author by the Military Orphan Press
Volume III: [part 2], 1864, [7], [1], (ii-iv), [3], [1], [1], 442-876 pages, [1], (ii-xxx11); Calcutta: George Wyman and Co., Publishers
Half leather bound with cloth boards, gilt title to the spine with 5 raised bands (each)
22 x 14.5 x 2.5 cm (each)

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Lot 69
The Rhododendrons of Sikkim-Himalaya; being an account, botanical and geographical, of the Rhododendrons recently discovered in the mountains of Eastern Himalaya, from drawings and descriptions made on the spot, 3 Parts in 1 volume - Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817 - 1911)

The Rhododendrons of Sikkim-Himalaya; being an account, botanical and geographical, of the Rhododendrons recently discovered in the mountains of Eastern Himalaya, from drawings and descriptions made on the spot, 3 Parts in 1 volume

Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, The Rhododendrons of Sikkim-Himalaya; Being an Account, Botanical and Geographical, of the Rhododendrons recently discovered in the Mountains of Eastern Himalaya, from Drawings and Descriptions made on the spot, during a Government Botanical Mission to the Country, London: Reeve, Benham, and Reeve, 1849

14 pages, 7 (text leaves), title page with a hand-colored lithographic vignette, showing the Himalayan mountains, dedication leaf, [33], 30 hand-colored lithographed plates by Fitch, based on Hooker's dried specimens and field sketches, and description leaf for each plate; half green leather bound with matching green cloth boards and gilt text to the spine with 5 raised bands, all edges gilt
50.6 x 37.5 x 2.5 cm

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Lot 70
Illustrations of Himalayan Plants chiefly selected from Drawings made for the late J.F. Cathcart Esq. of the Bengal Civil Service - Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817 - 1911)

Illustrations of Himalayan Plants chiefly selected from Drawings made for the late J.F. Cathcart Esq. of the Bengal Civil Service

Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, Illustrations of Himalayan Plants: Chiefly selected from Drawings made for the late J.F. Cathcart Esq. of the Bengal Civil Service, London: Lovell Reeve, 1855

Letterpress title, dedication leaf, list of subscribers, 4 pages introduction, explanation leaf, text, and index leaf. Lithographic additional title within an elaborate hand-coloured border, 24 hand-coloured lithographic plates by W.H. Fitch after Hooker and Fitch; half green leather bound with matching green cloth boards and gilt text to the spine with 5 raised bands, all edges gilt
50.6 x 37.5 x 2.3 cm

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Lot 71
Himalayan Journals: Or Notes of a Naturalist in Bengal, the Sikkim and Nepal Himalayas, the Khasia Mountains (2 volumes) - Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817 - 1911)

Himalayan Journals: Or Notes of a Naturalist in Bengal, the Sikkim and Nepal Himalayas, the Khasia Mountains (2 volumes)

Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, Himalayan Journals: Or Notes of a Naturalist in Bengal, the Sikkim and Nepal Himalayas, the Khasia Mountains, & c., London: John Murray, 1854

(Set of 2 Volumes)
Volume I: xxvii; [3]; 408 pages including 4 colour lithographic plates and 45 black and white wood-engraved in-text illustrations along with 2 black and white folded maps at the end
Volume II: xii; 487 pages including 12 coloured lithographic plates; 35 wood-engraved in-text illustrations
Original pictorial gilt stamped plum cloth with new gilt text leather spine with four raised bands and new endpapers (each)
22 x 15 x 4 cm (each)

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Lot 72
The Game Birds of India, Burma and Ceylon (3 Volumes) - Allan  Hume - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Allan Hume (1829 - 1912)

The Game Birds of India, Burma and Ceylon (3 Volumes)

Allan Hume, The Game Birds of India, Burma and Ceylon, Calcutta: A O Hume and C H T Marshall, 1879-1881

(Set of 3 Volumes)
Volume I: ii and 279 pages including 45 hand-coloured lithographed plates. Published in 1879, this volume is dedicated to ducks, swans and geese
Volume II: 264 pages including 44 hand-coloured lithographed plates. Published in 1880, this volume is dedicated to snipe, bustards and sand-grouse
Volume III: 438 pages including 54 hand-coloured lithographed plates; 4 famous colour egg plates and 6 index pages. Published in 1881, this volume is dedicated to pheasants and bustard-quail
In original green boards with gilt-stamped peacock illustrations on front boards of each volume; gilt lettering and ruling on front boards and spines; blind-stamped on rear boards.
26.5 x 16.5 x 3.5 cm (each)

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Lot 73
Oriental field sports: Being a Complete and Accurate Description of the Wild Sports of the East - Captain Thomas Williamson - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Oriental field sports: Being a Complete and Accurate Description of the Wild Sports of the East

Captain Thomas Williamson, Oriental Field Sports: Being a Complete and Accurate Description of the Wild Sports of the East, London: H R Young, 1819, 2nd edition

(Set of 2 Volumes)
Volume I: xiv and 306 pages including engraved vignette title page and 20 engraved plates
Volume II: 239 pages including engraved vignette title page and 20 engraved plates
Early full straight-grain maroon morocco, with blind tooled gilt decorative borders on the front and back boards, spine panelled in gilt and blind showing a tiger hunting a deer, all edges gilt, enclosed in a customised box (each)
33.2 x 25.5 x 4 cm (each)

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Lot 74
Hog Hunting in Lower Bengal - Percy  Carpentar - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Percy Carpentar (1820 - 1895)

Hog Hunting in Lower Bengal

Percy Carpenter, Hog Hunting in Lower Bengal, London: Day & Son, 1861

Tinted lithographed title with hand-colored vignette, 8 hand-colored lithographed plates with descriptive text for each, all mounted on card with captions and ruled border printed in gold; contemporary morocco-backed maroon cloth boards, upper cover gilt-lettered, flat spine gilt-lettered, all edges gilt
61 x 43.5 x 1 cm

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Lot 75
Indian Sports (2 volumes) - Sir Charles  D`Oyly - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Sir Charles D`Oyly (1781 - 1845)

Indian Sports (2 volumes)

Sir Charles D’Oyly, Indian Sports, [Patna]: Behar Lithographic Press, [1828?] and No. 2: Indian Sports, [Patna:] Behar Amateur Lithographic Press, [1829?]

Number I: 12 mounted lithographed plates after D'Oyly by the Behar Lithographic Press on India paper mounted to album leaves
LIST OF PLATES: 1. Title page / 2. Tiger Hunting / 3. Tiger Hunting / 4. Tiger Shooting / 5. Leopard Hunting / 6. Wild Buffalo Hunting / 7. Bear Hunting / 8. Hare Shooting / 9. Partridge Shooting / 10. Hog Hunting / 11. Hog Hunting / 12. Bear Hunting [#2]
30 x 39.5 x 1 cm

Number II: 13 mounted lithographed plates after D'Oyly by the Behar Lithographic Press on India paper mounted to album leaves
LIST OF PLATES: 1. Title page / 2. Rhinoceros Hunting / 3. Tiger Hunting / 4. Tiger Shooting / 5. Deer Shooting / 6. Jungle Fowl Shooting / 7. Quail Shooting / 8. Duck Shooting / 9. Leopard Hunting / 10. Hog Hunting / 11. Hog Hunting / 12. Bear Hunting / 13. Deer Hunting
30.5 x 42.5 x 1 cm

Full leather bound with gilt border to the front board and gilt text at the spine (both the numbers)

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Lot 76
Behar Amateur Lithographic Press Scrapbook - Sir Charles  D`Oyly - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Sir Charles D`Oyly (1781 - 1845)

Behar Amateur Lithographic Press Scrapbook

Sir Charles D’Oyly, Behar Amateur Lithographic Press Scrapbook, [Patna:] Behar Lithographic Press, [1828-30?]

Mounted lithographed title and mounted lithographed plates after D'Oyly by the Behar Lithographic Press, all on India paper mounted on album leaves; half leather bound with marbled boards and leather gilt title ticket pasted on the front boards.

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Lot 77
Views in the Mysore Country - Sir Alexander  Allan - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Sir Alexander Allan (1764 - 1820)

Views in the Mysore Country

Sir Alexander Allan, Views in the Mysore Country, London: Privately printed, 1794

Engraved title page dedicated to Charles Marquis Cornwallis K. G., Governor General of Bengal, 20 later hand-coloured aquatint plates by J. Wells after Allan along with 6 sheets/12 pages, descriptive letterpress pages; rebound beige cloth bound with maroon leather gilt title ticket pasted on the front board and spine
48 x 63 x 1.5 cm

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Lot 78
Twelve Views of Places in the Kingdom of Mysore: The Country of Tippoo Sultan from drawings taken on the spot - Robert Hyde Colebrook - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Robert Hyde Colebrook (1762 - 1808)

Twelve Views of Places in the Kingdom of Mysore: The Country of Tippoo Sultan from drawings taken on the spot

Robert Hyde Colebrook, Twelve Views of Places in the Kingdom of Mysore: The Country of Tippoo Sultan, From Drawings Taken on the Spot. To Which Are Annexed, Conci(f)e De(f)criptions of the Places drawn, with a brief Detail of Part of the Operations of the Army under the MARQUIS CORNWALLIS, during the late War, and a few other Particulars, London: Privately printed, 1794

12 later hand-coloured aquatint plates by John William Edy after R.H. Colebrook, with watermarks dating 1801 and 1804, 6 sheets of descriptive letterpress interleaved with the plates with tissue guards (slightly worn out), has list of subscribers published; bound in later saffron-coloured cloth with Indian design motif, with maroon leather gilt title ticket pasted on the front board and spine
53.5 x 73 x 3 cm

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Lot 79
A Journey from Madras through the countries of Mysore, Canara, and Malabar - Francis  Buchanan - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Francis Buchanan (1762 - 1829)

A Journey from Madras through the countries of Mysore, Canara, and Malabar

Francis Buchanan, A Journey from Madras through the countries of Mysore, Canara, and Malabar, Performed Under the Orders of the Most Noble the Marquis Wellesley, Governor General of India, for the express purpose of investigating the state of agriculture, arts, and commerce; the religion, manners, and customs; the history natural and civil, and antiquities, in the dominions of the rajah of Mysore, and the countries acquired by the Honorable East India company, London: T. Caddell & W. Davies, London, 1807, 1st edition

Set of 3 Volumes
Volume I: xiii, folded hand-coloured map, folding tables, errata and 424 pages including xii plates with 11 black and white and 1 colour engraving
Volume II: title page, content, errata and 556 pages including plate xiii to xxii with black and white engravings
Volume III: iv, 479 pages including plate xxiii to xxxvii with black and white engravings, xxxi appendix, plus 29 pages of A- Z index.
Green half leather binding with matching green paper boards, untrimmed edges, gilt text at the spine with 5 raised bands (each)
29.5 x 23 x 5 cm (each)

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Lot 80
The Ruins of Gour - Henry  Creighton - Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque
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Henry Creighton (1764 - 1807)

The Ruins of Gour

Henry Creighton, The Ruins of Gour: Described and Represented in Eighteen Views, with a Topographical Map, Compiled from the Manuscripts and Drawings of the Late H Creighton, London: Black, Parbury & Allen, 1817

[iv], iii, 12, [38] pages, includes half-title and list of views; 15 hand-coloured and 3 uncoloured aquatint plates by T Medland, large folding hand-coloured map etched by Thomas Fisher, East India House, after Creighton dated 1811; contemporary polished leather-bound with blind-stamped ornate border to the front and back boards along with the gilt text and blind-stamped floral pattern at the spine with 5 raised bands
29 x 23.5 x 2.5 cm

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