HODGES, William (1744-1797). Choix de Vues de l'Inde ... Select Views in India, drawn on the spot, in the years 1780, 1781, 1782 and 1783. London: printed for the author, and sold by J. Edwards, [1785-1788].
Large 2° (592 x 430mm). Letterpress title and dedication leaf in French and English, contents leaf in English, 41 leaves of parallel text in French and English. 48 aquatint plates, printed in bistre, by and after Hodges, folding engraved hand-coloured map by John Cary. (Title, dedication & contents leaves repaired, plates and text leaves with staining and browning throughout, some blue/black staining affecting plates 30 and 48 and their neigbouring leaves.) Half red morocco over drab boards, printed paper label to upper cover (rebacked, endpapers renewed, covers scuffed, rubbed and soiled).
The rare uncoloured issue of this work, containing the first substantial series of aquatint views of India. Cf. Abbey Travel II, 416; cf. Brunet III, 242; cf. Lowndes II, p.1079; Tooley 264.