Well illustrated book on artistic manufactures collected by the East India Company.


Birdwood, George N, C.S.I., M.D.: The Industrial Arts of India. with map and woodcuts. Chapman & Hall [London]. 1880 2 volumes bound as one, 8vo.

Vol I: Folding partly coloured map, 15 plates of line drawings lettered A -O, 42 woodcut plates of exhibits, xv, 368pp; Vol II: plates 42-76 viii, 176pp. Old quarter leather gilt, ex-library binding scuffed and worn but sound, all plates correct but plate 76 is loose and edges chipped, occasional stamps. A useful, working copy of this very well illustrated book.This fascinating collection of Indian artistic handicrafts were originally formed by the East India Company but were transferred to the South Kensington Musum [now the V. & A.]     feb10/8