Rare Books

A COLLECTION OF BOOKS ON BRITISH FORCES

Lot No
39
Description
A)Her Majesty’s Navy by Charles Rathbone Low (Vol. 1 - 3)
Publisher : J.S. Virtue and Co., Ltd, Ivy Lane London
Year : 1890
Illustrator : W. Christian Symons and W. Fred. Mitchell
Vol 1 - Plates : 15/16,Vol 2 - Plates : 14/14, Vol 3 - Plates : 16/16
B)Her Majesty’s Army by Walter Richards (Vol. 1 - 3)
Publisher : J.S. Virtue and Co., Ltd, Ivy Lane, London,1888 - 1891 Vol 1 - Plates : 16/16, Vol 2 - Plates : 15/15, Vol 3 - Plates : 16/16
Estimate
Rs. 1,25,000 - 1,50,000

Winning Bid

₹ 1,42,312

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

These three books are from the Collection of Sir Adolphus Fitz-George and signed by him on the first page. On the cover, embossed is an union jack along with the book’s name in a unique rope style lettering and with the author’s name embossed. The spine has the book’s name, volume, author’s name and a vignette of a sailor on the lookout, all executed in gold.

The three volumes contain a descriptive account of the various regiments comprising the Queen’s forces. Volume three focuses solely on Her Majesty’s Indian and Colonial forces.

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.