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PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

Hodges, William 
'CHOIX DE VUES DE L'INDE, DESSINÉES SUR LES LIEUX, PENDANT LES ANNÉES 1780, 1781, 1782, ET 1783. [WITH]: SELECT VIEWS IN INDIA, DRAWN ON THE SPOT, IN THE YEARS 1780, 1781, 1782, AND 1783'. LONDON: PRINTED [BY JOSEPH COOPER] FOR THE AUTHOR; AND SOLD BY J. EDWARDS, [1785–88]
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10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 USD
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PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

Hodges, William 
'CHOIX DE VUES DE L'INDE, DESSINÉES SUR LES LIEUX, PENDANT LES ANNÉES 1780, 1781, 1782, ET 1783. [WITH]: SELECT VIEWS IN INDIA, DRAWN ON THE SPOT, IN THE YEARS 1780, 1781, 1782, AND 1783'. LONDON: PRINTED [BY JOSEPH COOPER] FOR THE AUTHOR; AND SOLD BY J. EDWARDS, [1785–88]
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 USD
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Hodges, William 
'CHOIX DE VUES DE L'INDE, DESSINÉES SUR LES LIEUX, PENDANT LES ANNÉES 1780, 1781, 1782, ET 1783. [WITH]: SELECT VIEWS IN INDIA, DRAWN ON THE SPOT, IN THE YEARS 1780, 1781, 1782, AND 1783'. LONDON: PRINTED [BY JOSEPH COOPER] FOR THE AUTHOR; AND SOLD BY J. EDWARDS, [1785–88]
Two volumes bound in one, oblong folio (16 1/16 x 22 3/8 in.; 407 x 567 mm). Title-page in French and English, dedication leaf and 27 text leaves in two columns in French and English, contents leaf in English, 48 aquatint plates by and after Hodges printed in bistre; lacking list of plates in vol. I, as well as the map of the River Ganges, Jumna, Goomty & Gogravol, vol. I title page wrinkled, primarily marginal foxing sometimes affecting images, some text leaves just shaved, marginal tear to plate 8 ("A View of the Tombs at Gazipoor"), hole to text leave titled "Fort of Allahabad", resulting in the loss of one letter, offsetting of plates onto text leaves, causing some light discoloration. Contemporary half brown calf over marbled boards; some overall rubbing, shelfwear.
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Literature

ESTC T87143; Abbey, 'Travel' 416; Tooley 263

Catalogue Note

First edition. The volume offers the first substantial series of views of India, including the first depiction of the Taj Mahal, shown in the background of plate 15, "A View of the Fort of Agra".  According to Abbey, this is "probably but not certainly" the first issue with fewer text leaves than the later issue, without the publisher's imprint, and uncolored. 

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