11 - 13 July 2000
FORREST, Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Ramus. A Picturesque Tour along the Rivers Ganges and Jumna in India. London: L. Harrison for R. Ackermann, 1824 [pre-publication watermarks].
2° (333 x 274mm). Title and final text leaf with hand-coloured aquatint vignettes, engraved folding map and 24 fine hand-coloured aquatint views by G. Hunt or T. Sutherland after Forrest. (Occasional light offsetting of text onto image area.) Contemporary green calf gilt, covers with wide ruled border with elaborately tooled cornerpieces, surrounding a central panel tooled in gilt and blind around a central lozenge-shaped arabesque, spine in five compartments with triple raised bands, green morocco lettering piece in the second, the author's name in the fourth, the others with repeat pattern in gilt and blind, gilt turn-ins, gilt edges (light scuffing to extremities). Abbey Travel 441; Tooley 227.
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