Doyley, Charles. Costume and Customs of Modern India

London: Printed and Sold by Edward Orme, [1823].

First edition, Folio. Bound in a purely functional and sturdy bright red modern calf titled in gilt to spine and front board, no attempt to style has been made with the binding. New endpapers. 20 highly attractive hand coloured aquatint illustrations, internally clean with respectably wide margins. The plates in this copy are bordered in pink wash, in keeping with their earlier appearance in “The European in India” in 1813, rather than washed in yellow. Snake charmers, Company Men and the Marquis of Wellesley are elegantly represented. Scarce.

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