Rare Books

THE MUSIC AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS OF SOUTHERN INDIA

Lot No
33
Description
By C. R. Day

Publisher : Adam & Charles Black
Location : London
Year : 1891
No of Pages : 173
No of Plates : 17 Colour
Estimate
Rs. 70,000 - 90,000

Winning Bid

₹ 1,67,039

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

With an Introduction by A.J. Hipkins. The Plates drawn by William Gibb. London & New York Novello, Ewer & Co; Adam & Charles Black 1891.

Limited edition of 700 copies first edition A fine copy in the original full vellum binding, decorated in gilt.

This attractively produced book is the first serious study of the music and musical instruments of southern India. It covers the history and theory of the different styles to be found, including temple music, street music, and drama, and provides a detailed description of instruments illustrated.

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.

Provenance : Originally from the New York public library.