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[Photography - India]
TO THE OFFICERS 17TH BENGAL CALVARY FROM CAPT. HUGH SWINEY COMMANDANT VOLUNTEER LANCERS CALCUTTA APRIL 1876. [NO PLACE: NO NAME, C. 1876]  
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[Photography - India]
TO THE OFFICERS 17TH BENGAL CALVARY FROM CAPT. HUGH SWINEY COMMANDANT VOLUNTEER LANCERS CALCUTTA APRIL 1876. [NO PLACE: NO NAME, C. 1876]  
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 3,000 USD
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[Photography - India]
TO THE OFFICERS 17TH BENGAL CALVARY FROM CAPT. HUGH SWINEY COMMANDANT VOLUNTEER LANCERS CALCUTTA APRIL 1876. [NO PLACE: NO NAME, C. 1876]  
(9 3/4 x 7 3/4 in.: 248 x 197 mm). 32 albumen prints (from 5 3/8 x 3 7/8 in.; 135 x 100 mm to 8 3/8 x 6 1/2 in.; 198 x 155 mm) on thick card with ink captions; some fading or toning to photographs, foxing to cards. Contemporary full brown morocco over bevelled boards, covers ruled in blind and gilt, leather elaborately tooled with inlaid metal inscription plate and metal clasp, spine stamped in black and gilt, inner dentelles gilt, white textured endpapers, all edges gilt. 
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A FINE PRESENTATION ALBUM containing images by Hugh Bladen Swiney, a keen and accomplished amateur photographer, who exhibited in the Royal Photographic Society Exhibition in 1873. The collection is comprised of a series of views including: Chotipura, Konsa Nag, Cheerun Bul, Srinagar, Kyar Nullah, and Gwashbrari, along with images of the party hunting for ibex and bear, which seems to have included Swiney (one image showing his tablecloth embroidered with monogram). Swiney was killed in 1877 at Fort Mackeson near Peshawar (then part of India).

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