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    Sale 5429

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    24 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 154

    HODGES, William (1744-97). A Dissertation on the Prototypes of Architecture, Hindoo, Moorish, and Gothic. [London: no publisher], 1787. 2° (573 x 430mm). Text in English and French, dedication to Warren Hastings, 2 engraved plates by Morris and Browns after Hodges (some mainly marginal spotting and browning throughout, more pronounced to first dedication leaf, some light creasing to second plate). 19th-century half brown morocco, spine gilt (rubbed and scuffed). Provenance: crowned armorial bookplate with motto 'Honi Soit qui Mal Y Pense.'

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    HODGES, William (1744-97). A Dissertation on the Prototypes of Architecture, Hindoo, Moorish, and Gothic. [London: no publisher], 1787. 2° (573 x 430mm). Text in English and French, dedication to Warren Hastings, 2 engraved plates by Morris and Browns after Hodges (some mainly marginal spotting and browning throughout, more pronounced to first dedication leaf, some light creasing to second plate). 19th-century half brown morocco, spine gilt (rubbed and scuffed). Provenance: crowned armorial bookplate with motto 'Honi Soit qui Mal Y Pense.'

    RARE. The two plates are "A View of the Tomb of the Emperor Shere Shah, at Sasseram, in Bahar" and "A View of the Gate of the Tomb of the Emperor Akbar, at Secundrii."


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