[India — Travel and Sporting Sketchbook] — Lieut. Thomas Eden Blackwell
LIEUT. BLACKWELL 13TH LIGHT INFANTRY. INDIAN, BURMESE, AND SWISS SKETCHES. VARIOUS PLACES: CA. 1826-1830
Oblong 4to (7 13/16 x 10 in.; 199 x 254 mm). 70 gray, white, and blue album leaves, 68 pen, ink, and pencil sketches, including two panoramas, most of which signed by Blackwell, mounted and bound in, with accompanying manuscript captions and lengthier descriptions; some toning and minor chipping to margins, some spotting to leaves, rarely affecting images. Full brown calf, borders with decorative blindstamp, spine with raised bands in four compartments, each with decorative gilt centrepiece; overall rubbing, some loss of calf, ownership inscription ("Lieut. Blackwell 13th Light Infantry. Indian, Burmese, and Swiss Sketches") in ink to front pastedown.