Lot 1134The Koochpurwanaypore Swadeshi Railway Book By Jo Hookm...

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



The Koochpurwanaypore Swadeshi Railway Book By Jo Hookm [This Indian expression means ‘At your service, Sir’], Koochpurwanaypore literally translates as ‘Devil May Care City’ and Swadeshi means ‘Native’. Published anonymously in c.1915, but the author/artist was W. H. Deakin. Artist’s signed presentation copy, Published by Thacker, Spink & Co., Calcutta and Simla/ Thacker & Co. Ltd, Bombay. No date but c. 1910s. They are reprinted by the artist in book form in the hope that they may serve to amuse the Railwaymen of India and the general public.

Hammer Price: £400.00

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