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Lieutenant Colonel James Alexander Fullerton
Views in the Himalaya and Neilgherry Hills, from drawings by Lieut.-Colonel Fullerton, 9th Queen’s Royal Lancers. Taken during the years 1845-46-47



Lieutenant Colonel James Alexander Fullerton, Views in the Himalaya and Neilgherry Hills, from drawings by Lieut.-Colonel Fullerton, 9th Queen’s Royal Lancers. Taken during the years 1845-46-47, [London: Dickinson & Co., Circa. 1848]

[28] pages, 24 tinted lithographic plates with descriptive text, folding lithographic map, and list of subscribers; original red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt
19.2 x 27.5 x 1 cm

LIST OF PLATES
1. View between Mutteana and Nakunda / 2. Village of Shael / 3. The Tikhur Fort / 4. Village of Kussain / 5. Rooroo, on the Pabur River / 6. The Fort and Village of Buttowlee / 7. The Village of Poojalee / 8. The Village of Jakee / 9. Snow Bridge, or Glacier, on the Roupin River / 10. Upper View of the Snow Bridge / l1. The Raldung Peaks / 12. The Valley of the Buspa River / 13. From Leetee, near the Borendo Pass / l4. View on the Pabur River, near Chergaon / 15. Kotkhaee, on the River Girree / 16. Village of Synge / 17. View of the Dhera Dhoon / 18. Simla-Jacko, from Elysium Hill / 19. The Commander-in-Chief's House, and Upper Part of the Bazaar / 20. View from Simla / 21. Mahassoo, from Simla / 22. The Segoor Pass in the Neilgherry Hills / 23. Ootacamund, Neilgherry Hills / 24. Ootacamund (another view)

First edition of this rare collection of handsome lithographed views ‘taken during a very pleasant and interesting excursion made with a few friends from Simla, over the Snowy Range of the Himalayas, during September in the year 1845 ... during a residence at Simla, and ... during a visit paid at the Neilgherry Hills, in the Madras Presidency, in 1847’, published by Fullerton to give ‘some notion of the magnificent scenery to be found amongst the mountains of the Far East’ (Preface).

‘Since the overslip on the title-page carrying Dickinson’s imprint ... does not appear to cover anything, a possible theory to account for its presence would be that Dickinson’s originally undertook to produce the book privately for Colonel Fullerton ... and that they then decided to publish it commercially. The presence of the list of subscribers does not necessarily destroy this theory, since Fullerton may have invited subscribers himself. The list contains 106 names.’ (Abbey).

Reference: J R Abbey, Travel in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860, 499

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

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