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.