• The Wolfgang A. Herz Library:  auction at Christies

    Sale 2158

    The Wolfgang A. Herz Library: Important Voyages and Travels

    9 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 139

    LUARD, John Lieutenant-Colonel (1790-1875). Views in India, Saint Helena, and Car Nicobarm drawn from nature and on stone. [London: ca 1832-38].

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    LUARD, John Lieutenant-Colonel (1790-1875). Views in India, Saint Helena, and Car Nicobarm drawn from nature and on stone. [London: ca 1832-38].

    Small 2o (364 x 267 mm). Lithographed title and 48 lithographed plates on india paper, title and some plates mounted, by and after Luard, the title printed by J. Graf, the plates by J. Graf & Seret or C. Hullmandel (some plates stained, spotting to mounts, text leaves browned). Modern cloth (spine darkened, some chipping to foot of spine).

    FIRST EDITION. An interesting and rare series of views and scenes with notes containing incidental information and comments on local customs, architecture, and the British Army in India. Luard served as a captain in the 16th Light Dragoons from 1825 to 1832, when he moved to the 30th Foot. He retired as major in 1834, and obtained a brevet lieutenant-colonelcy in 1838. The imprint on the plates gives his rank as captain, whilst in the title he is referred to as Major Luard. Not in Abbey.


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