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D'Oyly, Charles, Sir
COSTUMES OF INDIA. [PATNA: BEHAR] LITHOGRAPHIC PRESS, 1830
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 9,375 USD
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D'Oyly, Charles, Sir
COSTUMES OF INDIA. [PATNA: BEHAR] LITHOGRAPHIC PRESS, 1830
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 9,375 USD
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D'Oyly, Charles, Sir
COSTUMES OF INDIA. [PATNA: BEHAR] LITHOGRAPHIC PRESS, 1830
4to (10 3/8 x 11 3/4 in.; 263 x 299 mm). Mounted lithographed title and 12 mounted handcolored lithographed plates after D'Oyly by the Behar Lithographic Press, all on india paper mounted to album leaves; some marginal foxing largely confined to the mounts apart from the title lithograph. Early green boards, front cover with mounted lithographed label; label foxed and chipped, boards stained and chipped with loss, stained.
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Provenance

Bloomsbury, 20 July 2006, lot 226

Literature

Not in Abbey, Colas, or Lipperheide 

Catalogue Note

PROBABLY THE RAREST OF ANY OF D'OYLY'S PUBLICATIONS. This is one of just two copies of Costumes of India recorded in the Anglo-American auction records, and only three others can be traced in institutional collections: Yale University, the University of Melbourne (incomplete), and the British Library. 

These studies of Indian costume and occupation are quite unlike anything else in D'Oyly's oeuvre. The imprints of two of the plates indicate that they were drawn by D'Oyly after sketches by George Chinnery.

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