John Forbes Watson | The Textile manufactures and the costumes of the people of India, 1867
John Forbes Watson
The Textile manufactures and the costumes of the people of India. London: Wm. H. Allen & Co., 1867
Second edition, large 4to (373 x 274mm.), 12 plates, comprising 9 mounted composite albumen photographic prints (8 coloured by hand), one chromolithographed and 2 lithographed plates, modern green half morocco gilt by the Harcourt bindery of Boston, spine gilt in compartments, library stamp to recto and verso of title
UNCOMMON. This work was originally printed for the India Office in 1866 by Eyre and Spottiswoode.
The plates illustrate: Turbans plain and coloured; Turbans ornamented &c.; Male attire, cotton; Male attire, cotton and silk; Female attire, cotton &c.; Female attire, muslins, silk &c.; Processes in the manufacture of Dacca muslins; Male attire, cashmere shawls, chogas, &c.; Ornamental drawing on "choga" of cashmere cloth; Male attire, woollens and silks; Cotton carpet; Carpets and rugs.
H. Gernsheim, Incunabula of British Photographic Literature 1839-1875, 348 (1866 edition)
Robert and Maria Travis, book label, sale in these rooms, 26 May 2005, lot 304
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