BENARES. Finely bound set of original photographs of the city from the River Ganges



A very attractive souvenir containing fourteen 4¼ x 2¾ ins high quality photographs of the ghats on the Ganges at the holy city of Benares [now Varanasi] mounted to one side only of a folding card mount, each surrounded by a red inked line, with a printed letterpress title pasted beneath each.

The photographs fold into a red straight grain morocco gilt binding 5½ x 4 in t gilt to the front board VIEWS OF BENARES FROM THE RIVER SIDEThere are no photographers’ or printers’ credits or details but the photographs are of very high quality. A high quality production in remarkably clean condition with just a little wear to the extremities of the spine. Although we cannot date this exactly the inclusion of the Ganges Bridge, inaugurated in 1887, suggests a date around or shortly after 1890. may26/3  SOLD 27th May 2022

The titlles of the photographs are: Fort Ramnagar, Butsraj Ghat, Shiwala Ghat, Kedar Ghat, Ambit Rao Chutter Ghat, Kana Mahal Ghat, Munshi Ghat, Dasaswameh Ghat, Observatory of Manmundir, Lulta Ghat & Napaulees Temple,  Burning Ghat, Munikarnika Ghat, Ghosla Ghat, Baji Rao Ghat, Minaret and Punch Ganga Ghat, Ganges Bridge, Rajghat, Sumair Mandir Ramnagar.