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D'Oyly, Charles, Sir, and Christopher Webb Smith
INDIAN DEAD GAME. [PATNA:] BEHAR LITHOGRAPHIC PRESS, [1830]
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 USD
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D'Oyly, Charles, Sir, and Christopher Webb Smith
INDIAN DEAD GAME. [PATNA:] BEHAR LITHOGRAPHIC PRESS, [1830]
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 USD
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D'Oyly, Charles, Sir, and Christopher Webb Smith
INDIAN DEAD GAME. [PATNA:] BEHAR LITHOGRAPHIC PRESS, [1830]
Oblong folio (10 1/4 x 15 1/2 in.; 262 x 394 mm). 6 mounted handcolored lithographed plates after D'Oyly and Smith by the Behar Lithographic Press, all on india paper mounted to album leaves; a little bit of staining to mounts. Early. possibly original, front stiff wrapper with mounted lithographed title label; label worn and restored with loss, rear wrapper replaced, some soiling and creasing, rebacked, album leaves on recent linen guards. 
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Provenance

Christie's, 17 April 1986, lot 338 — Unidentified armorial bookplate from Zollikon, Switzerland — Bonham's New York, 10 October 2012, lot 2071

Literature

Schwerdt II:163; not in Abbey

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE RAREST AND FINEST PRODUCTIONS OF THE BEHAR AMATEUR LITHOGRAPHIC PRESS. The plates are superbly rendered and colored and anticipate in subject and quality the finest work of Édouard Traviès. The present is the only copy that can be traced in the Anglo-American auction records since 1957, and the work was lacking from the collections of both J. R. Abbey and H. Bradley Martin.

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