Rare Books on Hindoostan

AN ACCOUNT OF THE KINGDOM OF CAUBUL, AND ITS DEPENDENCIES IN PERSIA, TARTARY AND INDIA

Lot No
17
Description
By Mountstuart Elphinstone

Publisher : Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown and Murray
Location : London
Year : 1815
No of Plates : 12 Colour
No of Maps : 1
Estimate
Rs. 1,50,000 - 2,00,000

Winning Bid

₹ 2,22,250

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

Comprising a view of the Afghaun Nation and a history of the Dooraunee Monarchy (Ahmed Shah, Timour Shauh, Shah Zemaun, Shauh Mahmood, Shah Shuja). Divisions and Government of the Afghaun nation, Situation and boundaries, Mountains, Rivers, Inhabitants, Religion, Manners, Customs, Husbandry etc’.

Dark brown morocco gilt over original boards, centre of the cover engraved with symmetric pattern. Title of book and name of author engraved on the spine. Apart from a detailed account of the Kingdom of Caubul the book also specifies history of the Dooraunee monarchy.

Reference : Abbey, Travel 504

This lot is over one hundred years old or National Art Treasure, cannot be exported out of India as per Antiques and Art Treasures Act, 1972.