SCOTT, ALLAN NEWTON. Sketches in India; taken at Hyderabad and Secunderabad, in the Madras Presidency. London: Lovell Reeve, 1862.
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SCOTT, ALLAN NEWTON. Sketches in India; taken at Hyderabad and Secunderabad, in the Madras Presidency. London: Lovell Reeve, 1862.
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SCOTT, ALLAN NEWTON.
Sketches in India; taken at Hyderabad and Secunderabad, in the Madras Presidency. London: Lovell Reeve, 1862.
8vo (190 x 130 mm). Illustrated with 101 albumen prints mounted (each 3 x 3 inches), each with letterpress description. Modern buckram. A few plates working loose, first 3 leaves strengthened at gutter, ink inventory number on verso of half-title and one tissue-guard, and one similar pencil mark erased.
Provenance: Joseph M. Gleason (bookplate).

FIRST EDITION of this rare photographically-illustrated work. "By the aid of good Photographic pictures, we become almost as well acquainted with the scenery and buildings of a country as if we had travelled through it.... The artist, Captain Scott, has long relieved the monotony of Indian life [whilst serving in the Madras Artillery] by use of his camera in that country" (Weld, introduction).
Images comprise: scenery and antiquities at Golconda, near Hyderabad, Deccan (12); miscellaneous tombs and temples (7); views at Hyderabad, Secunderabad, and their vicinity (15); sketches illustrating English life in India (14); sketches of native character, portraits of noblemen, etc. (49). Gernsheim 169.
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