WILLIAMSON, THOMAS. The Costume and Customs of Modern India; from a Collection of Drawings by Charles Doyley. London: Edward Orme, [plates watermarked 1821].
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WILLIAMSON, THOMAS. The Costume and Customs of Modern India; from a Collection of Drawings by Charles Doyley. London: Edward Orme, [plates watermarked 1821].
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Lot Details
WILLIAMSON, THOMAS.
The Costume and Customs of Modern India; from a Collection of Drawings by Charles Doyley. London: Edward Orme, [plates watermarked 1821].
Large 4to (365 x 255 mm). xxiv preliminary pp. 20 hand-colored aquatint plates each accompanied by one or two leaves of letterpress description. Period straight-grained red morocco, covers gilt with broad border of repeating scalloped foliate devices, a.e.g. Occasional dust-soiling, one text leaf with 1½-inch edge tear repaired, sensitively rebacked preserving original spine, lightly rubbed.
Provenance: John Morrice (bookplate); Hermann Marx [d.1947] of Cobham, Surrey (bookplate; probably in his sale, Sotheby's, April 19, 1948).

LARGE-PAPER COPY. The illustrations generally show facets of British life in India, including the Marquis Wellesley at the Nabob of Oudh's breakfast table, viewing an elephant fight. Abbey Travel 440; Colas 888; Lipperheide 1486; Tooley 184.
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