A de luxe edition with a royal Indian presentation inscription


Coleman, F. M.: Rypical Pictures of Indian Natives, being reproductions from specially hand-coloured photographs. With descriptive letterpress. Times of India Press [Bombay] 1902 7th Edition, 9¾ x 7½ ins.

23 colour plates with tissue guards, 50pp. A de luxe edition bound in pebbled cloth gilt bevelled boards, all edges gilt, very good condition for its age with some marks and edge wear to the boareds, the contents perfectly clean. Thus printing, on fine glazed paper, omits the advertisment pages which are in the standard commercial printing. A neat, comtemporary, ink inscription to the top of the half title To His Highness Maharajah Bhavsingji, K.C.S.I. Wtth the respectful Compliments of the Author 20th Jan. ’05 . The front pastedown has a small ex-libris NILAMBAGH  PALACE, BHAVNAGAR . Several of the illustrations ewlate to people of Bombay.  jul9/1

Provenance: Acquired in the 1990s from a direct descendant of the ruling Maharajas of Bhavnagar, a former 13 gun salute state in present day Gujarat,

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