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RAMBLES AND RECOLLECTIONS OF AN INDIAN OFFICIAL; 2 VOLUMES

Lot No
21
Description
By Lieutenant Colonel W. H. Sleeman

Publisher : J Hatchard and Son
Location : London
Year : 1844
No of Plates : 52 Colour (Vol.1&2)
Estimate
Rs. 80,000 - 1,00,000

Winning Bid

₹ 97,962

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

Volume 1 depictsW.H. Sleeman’s travels and experiences. In 48 chapters he discusses myriad aspects of Indian life, including Hinduism, local festivals and folklore and natural history.

Volume 2 records his interest in Indian traditional life and natural history. It also examines many issues related to governance, land, tax, military discipline and the justice system.

Later binding hardbound with marble paper on the cover, blue leather covering on the spine and four corners of the book, replete with delicate design in gold foil. ‘Sleeman’s recollections’ and volume number engraved in gold lettering on the spine of the books.

Signed and dated on the title page inside both the books.

Reference : Abbey Travel 466

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.