Rare Books on Hindoostan

SCENERY, COSTUMES AND ARCHITECTURE CHIEFLY ON THE WESTERN SIDE OF INDIA

Lot No
20
Description
By Captain Robert Melville Grindlay

Publisher : Vol. 1 - R. Ackermann, Vol.2 - Smith, Elder & Co Cornhill
Location : London
Year : Vol. 1 - (1826), Vol. 2 - (1830)
No of Plates : Vol. 1 - (18), Vol. 2 - (18)
Estimate
Rs. 10,00,000 - 12,00,000

Winning Bid

₹ 11,13,200

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

Next to Daniells, the most attractive colour plate book on India. Melville Grindlay was a self-taught amateur artist who went to India in 1803, aged 17. He served with the East India Company's military service from 1804 - 1820, throughout which, as noted in his introduction, "the various appointments which he successively held, afforded him peculiar advantages in collecting materials. ...The author pledges himself to the fidelity of the representations, and he has spared neither labour nor expense in the execution of the work.”

The subjects discussed in these books got derived from the collection of sketches and drawings made in India by the author, Captain Robert Melville Grindlay, while in service of the East-India Company.

Reference : Abbey, Travel 442

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.