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Richard Burton, Joseph Jacobs and Monier Williams
Indian Fairy Tales and Stories (Set of 3)

RICHARD BURTON, Vikram and the Vampire or Tales of Hindu Devilry, London: Longmans Green and Company, 1870

xxiv; 319 pages with 33 illustrations in a wood engraving by Ernest Griset
Original red cloth board lettered in gilt on front cover and spine, within an ornamental frame of vampires in black, and at the spine
19.5 x 14 x 3.5 cm

Adapted by Richard F Burton, this collection of Sanskrit folk tales and legends includes the 11th-century tale known as Baital Pachisi, as well as other famous stories in the genre.

JOSEPH JACOBS, Indian Fairy Tales, London: David Nutt, 1892

Frontispiece + 255 pages, including several full-page illustrations by John D Batten
Original pictorial boards
21.5 x 16 x 2.2 cm

MONIER WILLIAMS, Sakoontala, or the Lost Ring: Indian Drama, Hertford: Stephen Austin, 1855

xxv; pp 227 pages with 44 plates
Elaborate binding - for the publisher, Stephen Austin of Hertford - by Zaehnsdorf , full red Moroccan calf leather, heavily decorated in gilt with a central pictorial roundel within a floral design, title also gilt decorated, title in gilt on spine, all edges gilt, gilt inner dentelles, elaborate endpapers; title enclosed within red-ruled border; colour printed head and tail-pieces, borders, and an added colour-printed title, plus 16 colour-printed plates.
22.5 x 18.5 x 2.7 cm

  Lot 7 of 101  

15-16 JANUARY 2020


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Rs 99,120

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