SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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SKINNER, (Mrs. Mary)
Carnets de voyages / manuscript travel albums

Published
n.p. n.d. [1820-1850]
Plates
50
Binding/Size
M=4to
Value
0-5000
Published
n.p. n.d. [1820-1850]
Ref
751

(XIXe siècle). 2 vol. in-quarto with many original watercolours some highlighted in gold pen ink and wash drawings including a series of c. 25 Tagore and other company school paintings of various Indian subjects and water colours of Pompei a number of the original drawings and sketches being done by Mary Skinner's husband Samuel and son Bruce. Throughout are copies of poems by friends of the Skinner and some original signed work by Julia Pardoe Jane Porter Sir John Malcom and Agnes Strickland. There are some other peices in Tamil Arabic and Hieroglyphic by the Egyptologist Sir John Gardner Wilkinson; and a 3 page descrition of the diamond mines of Golconda with a watercolour sm. 4to Shirley Park Madras and Chittor c. 1820's - 1850's