SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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WILLOUGHBY, Avarilla. (artist)
[Collection of Drawings of Asian Costumes]. & [Collection of Drawings of Chinese Costumes] & [Collection of Drawings of Indian Costumes]

Published
United Kingdom, probably Warwickshire, ca. 1840.
Plates
8 + 14 + 12 (34)
Binding/Size
M=4to
Value
0-5000
Published
United Kingdom, probably Warwickshire, ca. 1840.
Ref
842

Folio (39.5 x 25 cm). 8 leaves with full-page drawings in pencil ink and gouache captions in English paper watermarked 1817 and 1821; light soiling to marginal corners occasional light offset of colour very occasional light spotting. Stitched probably extracted from a bound volume. 1/4 tan calf over speckled boards; red morocco title label and raised bands in gilt to spine. Unusual small collection of charming colourful drawings all drawn by Avarilla Willoughby after she was 46 for her affectionate daughter "Cecilia" as a handwritten note stated. The costumes are drawn after major printed works of the time and show different dress of men in their daily activities. MS descriptions beneath each image. Coloured plates in order: 1. An Afghan of Damaun. 1823. 2. A Hazaurch. 3. A Dooraunee. 4. A Khojsk of Uzbec Tartary / A Ghibjic. 5. A Hindkee in his Winter Dress. 6. A Tanjik in his Summer Dress. 7. An Eusofzyi (?) 8. Dooraunee Shepherds. Folio (39.5 x 25 cm). 14 leaves with full-page drawings in pencil ink and gouache captions in English paper watermarked 1817 and 1821; light soiling to marginal corners occasional light offset of colour very occasional light spotting. Stiched probably extracted from a bound volume. Unusual small collection of charming colourful drawings all drawn by Avarilla Willoughby after she was 46 for her affectionate daughter Cecilia" as a handwritten note states. The costumes are drawn after Miller's 'Costume of China' and show fine dress with backgrounds and a small explanatory handwritten paragraph in English". 1/4 tan calf over speckled boards; red morocco title label and raised bands in gilt to spine. Coloured plates in order: 1. Portrait of Choro-ta-zhin. 2. A Group of Tackers of the vessels at dinner. 3. A Chinese Tradesman. 4. A Chinese Peasant with his Wife and Family. 5. Portrait of a Lama or Bonze. 6. A Chinese Soldier in his common Dress. 7. A Group of Chinese, habited for rainy Weather. 8. Portrait of Van-ta-zhin. A military Mandarin for Nobleman of China. 9. A Group of Peasantry, Waterman etc playing with Dice. 10. A Chinese Tradesman. 11. A Mandarin. 12. A Chinese Porter, or Carrier. 13. A Standard Bearer. 14. A Chinese Lady and her Son. Folio (39.5 x 25 cm). 12 leaves with full-page drawings in pencil ink and gouache captions in English paper watermarked 1817 and 1821; light soiling to marginal corners occasional light offset of colour very occasional light spotting. Stiched probably extracted from a bound volume. Unusual small collection of charming colourful drawings all drawn by Avarilla Willoughby after she was 46 for her affectionate daughter "Cecilia" as a handwritten note stated. The costumes are drawn after major printed works of the time and show different dress of men in their daily activities. 1/4 tan calf over speckled boards; red morocco title label and raised bands in gilt to spine. Coloured plates in order: 1. Nariel, or Cocoa nut hooka. 2. A Patna bearer. 3. A Chittery. 4. A Hindoo Milk Seller. 5. A Barber. 6. Brahmans. 7. Corah Burdar. 8. A Taylor. (sic) 9. A House Purveyor. 10. A Peada or Footman. 11. A Sircar. 12. A Hircarrah.