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GOLD, Charles.

Oriental drawings: sketched between the years 1791 and 1798.

Stock Code
98153
London, Bunney, 1806
£12,500

A remarkable group of costume studies by a young artillery officer, reflecting a fascination with Indian processions and the beauty of Hindu architecture. A very difficult book to find complete and in good condition. An important set of plates for costumes and customs of various castes and religions, showing ceremonies, tombs, also women in various situations. A most attractive work.

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Description

First edition. 4to (34 x 27.5 cm), 49 fine original hand-coloured aquatint plates, uncoloured aquatint vignette of a fakir on verso of leaf 38 of text; small marginal waterstain to title and succeeding few pages, plate II with small marginal repair and fraying to one margin, occasional light offsetting from plates to text, generally clean and fresh, contemporary red half morocco gilt over marbled boards, marbled edges, lightly rubbed, edges and corners worn, rebacked preserving spine, tipped-in obituary notice of the author, a very good copy of a scarce book.

Bibliography

Abbey (Travel), 428; Archer, pp. 72, 79-80; Bobins 250; not in Colas or Lipperheide.

Stock ID:98153

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