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    Sale 5429

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    24 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 155

    D'OYLEY, Charles, Captain Thomas WILLIAMSON and Francis William BLAGDON. The European in India ... accompanied with a Brief History of Ancient and Modern India. London: J.F. Dove for E. Orme, 1813 [2 plates watermarked 1811]. 4° (261 x 205mm). 20 hand-coloured aquatint plates, half-title. Contemporary blue straight-grained morocco, gilt spine, gilt and blindstamped lozenge pattern on sides, gilt edges (rubbed). Provenance: I.W. Wood (armorial bookplate).

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    D'OYLEY, Charles, Captain Thomas WILLIAMSON and Francis William BLAGDON. The European in India ... accompanied with a Brief History of Ancient and Modern India. London: J.F. Dove for E. Orme, 1813 [2 plates watermarked 1811]. 4° (261 x 205mm). 20 hand-coloured aquatint plates, half-title. Contemporary blue straight-grained morocco, gilt spine, gilt and blindstamped lozenge pattern on sides, gilt edges (rubbed). Provenance: I.W. Wood (armorial bookplate).

    FIRST EDITION of an unusual and charming work in which Europeans are shown in juxtaposition with their Indian servants and entertainers. Abbey: Travel, 435.


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