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J HUTCHINSON and JEAN PHILIPPE VOGEL, History of the Panjab Hill States, Lahore: Lahore Government Printing, 1933

(Set of 2 Volumes)
Volume I: ii; 372 pages
Volume II: ii; pp. 373-729; xiii appendix pages
Original brown cloth board
25 x 19 x 3 cm (each)

Limited edition of 500 copies only

Patiala and the Great War: A Brief History of the Services of the Premier Punjab State, Compiled from the Secretariat and Other Records, London: Medici Society, Ltd., 1923

91 pages, portrait frontispiece of Maharaja of Patiala, 51 tipped-in black and white photographs [2 plates supplied in fascimile]
Original cloth board with gilt title and armorial design on the front board
23 x 16 x 2.5 cm

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

46 loose plates with lithographs mounted on brown paper
Publisher's canvas portfolio
48.3 x 30.5 cm

225th from a limited edition of 250 copies. Signed by Paul Sarrut.

By drawings in India ink or in graphite, wash or watercolour, Paul Sarrut (1882-1969) illustrates the violence of the fighting by representing a landscape sometimes devastated, like the cities located on the front and the back-front, victims of numerous bombings.

The artist does a real job as an ethnologist: he attaches importance to the treatment of the headdresses, uniforms and equipment that Indian soldiers wore, details that helped to identify the origins of each of them.

With great delicacy, he also depicts scenes of rest in the back of the forehead and reveals the Indian customs. Remarkable iconographic sources, these drawings reveal moreover the organization of the cantonments or the care and the training before the combat in the trenches.

  Lot 8 of 101  

15-16 JANUARY 2020


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