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James Fergusson
(1808 - 1886)

Picturesque Illustrations of Ancient Architecture in Hindostan



James Fergusson, Picturesque Illustrations of Ancient Architecture in Hindostan, London: J Hogarth, 1848

iv, sketch map of India, frontispiece p.17. Bowlee at Boondee, lithographed title page, and 68 pages including 23 other tinted lithographed plates, nos. 3,4 with some colour in addition. No. 5 one tint only coloured, no. 10 one tint only, plates drawn and lithographed by T C Dibdin, from a sketch by J. Fergusson Esqr. and Printed by M and N Hanrart, wood engraved vignettes in text; contemporary full cloth. Ex-library copy of The Flinders University of South Australia
55 x 37.5 x 2.5 cm

James Fergusson was one of Victorian Britain’s most prominent architectural historians, respected by Ruskin, and the dedicatee of Schliemann’s great work "Tiryns", as “the historian of architecture, eminent alike for his knowledge of art and for the original genius which he has applied to the solution of some of its most difficult problems”.

Reference: J R Abbey, Travel in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860, p. 480

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

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