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THE GAME-BIRDS OF INDIA, BURMA AND CEYLON, 3 VOLUMES

Lot No
29
Description
By A. O. Hume & C. H. T. Marshall

Publisher : A. O. Hume & C. H. T. Marshall
Location : Calcutta
Year : Vol. 1 - (1878), Vol. 2 - (1879), Vol. 3 - (1880)
No of Plates : Vol. 1 - (24 Colour), Vol. 2 - (25 Colour) Vol. 3 - (29) (4 Colour)
Estimate
Rs. 1,00,000 - 1,50,000

Winning Bid

₹ 5,43,950

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

All three volumes bound in green cloth, gilt title on the cover. The title, author and volume number lettered in gold on the spine, pictorial half-title page. Detailed descriptions of various species of game birds such as, Swans, Geese, Ducks, Snipe, Bustards and Sand-Grouse, their mannerisms, habitats and other important specifications.

Apart from being a writer and publisher, Mr. Hume was the founder of the Indian National Congress.

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.