• 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 160

    WILLIAMSON, Captain Thomas and Francis William BLAGDON (1778-1819). The European in India; from a collection of drawings by Charles Doyley, Esq ... accompanied with a brief history of ancient and modern India ... London: J.F. Dove for Edward Orme, 1813.

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    WILLIAMSON, Captain Thomas and Francis William BLAGDON (1778-1819). The European in India; from a collection of drawings by Charles Doyley, Esq ... accompanied with a brief history of ancient and modern India ... London: J.F. Dove for Edward Orme, 1813.

    4o (266 x 218 mm). 20 hand-colored aquatints by J.H. Clark and C. Dubourg after Charles Doyley. (Some very light browning, lacks half-title.) Contemporary dark green morocco gilt (some rubbing to edges and joints). Provenance: "I.L.S." (19th-century 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; Brunet V:1456; Colas 887; Tooley 185.


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