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Eugène Burnouf And Eugène Jacquet, L'Inde française, ou Collection de dessins représentant les divinités, temples, meubles, ornements, armes, ustensiles, cérémonies religieuses et scènes de la vie privée, faisant connaître les costumes et les diverses professions des peuples hindous qui habitent les possessions françaises de l'Inde et en general la côte de coromandel et le Malabar dessinée et publiée par M M Geringer et Chabrelie, et accompagnée d'un texte explicatif rédigé par M E Burnouf ... et M E Jacquet, Paris: Arthus-Bertrand, 1827-1835

(Set of 2 Volumes)
Volume I: Title page, dedication page and first leaf of explanatory text, 90 finely later 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: 53 of 54 (1 MISSING) finely later 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 (each)
43 x 30.5 x 4 cm (each)

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

The present lot is co-authored by Eugène Burnouf (1801-1852), a French scholar and Indologist who studied Sanskrit literature and translated a number of Hindu and Buddhist texts of note, and Eugène Jacquet (1811-1838). 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.

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ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS: IN PURSUIT OF THE PICTURESQUE
4-5 MAY 2022

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Rs 6,30,000

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