Lot 11031917 India by Mortimer Menpes Book Text by...

Auction Date: 5/03/2020 at 10:30 am

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1917 India by Mortimer Menpes Book Text by Flora Annie Steel First published in London in November 1905, this is the 1917 reprint with index and a folding map at the end 75 colour plates printed on glazed paper with protective sheets bearing captions. Original, highly ornamental cloth binding Size: 9 x 6.5 inches The plates cover the people, landscape, occupations, architecture, temples, palaces, bazaars. In Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Peshawar, Amritsar, Benares, Ajmer, Lahore. 4 of the plates relate to Amritsar. Mortimer Menpes [1855-1938] was an Australian-born artist who visited India in 1903 to attend the Durbar organized by Lord Curzon in commemoration of the coronation of King Edward VII in 1901. The result of Menpes visit was this book. Some wear throughout to covers, internally clean

Hammer Price: £130.00

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