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EUGENE BURNOUF AND EUGENE JACQUET, L'Inde Francaise: Ou Collection de Dessins representant les Divinites, Temples, Meubles, Ornements, Armes, Ustensiles, Ceremonies Religieuses et Scenes de la Vie Privee, Paris: Arthus-Bertrand, 1827-1835


(Set of 2 Volumes)
Volume I: Title page, dedication page and first leaf of explanatory text, 90 finely hand-coloured lithographed plates by C Motte and others after various artists, each with an explanatory leaf of text, list of plates at the end
Volume II: 52 of 54 (2 MISSING) finely hand-coloured lithographed plates by C Motte and others after various artists, each with an explanatory leaf of text; 1; 118 appendix pages and 2 pages of list of plates at the end
Contemporary quarter leather-bound with marbled boards and gilt text at the spine
42.5 x 30 x 4 cm (each)

L'Inde franaise was the first important French book on India.

The present lot is co-authored by Eugene Burnouf (1801-1852), a French scholar and Indologist who studied Sanskrit literature and translated a number of Hindu and Buddhist texts of note. It was among the first significant French books on India, and the two volumes collectively comprise nearly 150 hand-coloured lithographs accompanied by text, exploring deities, religious rituals and festivities, arts and crafts, costumes and dress, professions and notable personalities.







  Lot 44 of 101  

ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS AUCTION
15-16 JANUARY 2020

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$8,796
Rs 6,15,720

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Category: Books


 









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