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WILLIAMSON (Captain Thomas). The Costume and Customs of Modern India; from a collection of drawings by Charles Doyley, Esq., engraved by J.H. Clark and C. Dubourg; with a preface and copius descriptions by Captain Thomas Williamson.1823

London: published and sold by Edward Orme, First edition, folio, wide margin copy, title and preliminary text, 20 fine hand-coloured aquatint plates, each accompanied by descriptive letterpress (mostly on two leaves), in generally clean condition, with wide margins, text leaves watermarked J. Whatman Turkey Mill 1822/1823, modern good-quality red half morocco gilt over marbled boards. Illustrations of British life in India, including A European Gentleman with his Moonshee, or Native Professor of Languages, An English Family at Table, Under a Punkah, or Fan, kept in motion by a khelassy, A Saumpareeh or Snake-Catcher exhibiting snakes before Europeans, A Dancing Woman of Bengal, Kaut-Pootlies, or Puppets exhibited by native jugglers, for the amusement of European children, Marquis Wellesley and his Suite, at the Nabob of Oude's Breakfast-table, viewing an elephant-fight, etc. Abbey, Travel, 440; Colas, 888; Tooley, 184.

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