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GOLD, Capt. Charles.
Oriental Drawings: sketched between the Years 1791 and 1798.

London: Bunney and Co., for G. and W. Nicoll, 1806.
Abbey Travel 428; not in Tooley; Archer pp. 72, 79-80; Cox Vol. I, p. 310; Martin Hardie, p. 134; Prideaux, pp. 247, 338; Bobins 250, SPL 964
48 +2
London: Bunney and Co., for G. and W. Nicoll, 1806.

FIRST EDITION. 4to, 48 hand coloured aquatint plates, one vignette, the exception is plate 23, an engraved plate of musical instruments, and this a coloured line engraving, an uncoloured aquatint of a Hindoo Fakir appears on the verso of leaf 38 of text, later portrait of Gold in watercolour by his three times Great Grandson together with a MS family tree as a frontispiece, later half morocco over pebbled cloth, spine raised bands, label gilt lettered, mottled edges, marbled endpapers. Coloured plates in order: **Watercolour frontispiece of Sir Charles Gold** 1. Cattamarans. 2. A Durbash. 3. A Gentoo Fortress. 4. A Gentoo Zealot, rolling a Pilgramage. 5. A Church Brahmin, Chief of a Temple dedicated to the God Veeshnu Nagapatnam. 6. Coolies, at Dinner on the Road. 7. A Female Devotee, of the Gentoo Cast. 8. A Village Church, with Indins worshipping the God Pollear. 9. A Brahmin, of the Tribe of Seeva, returning from bathing. 10. A Sepoy, of Tipoo Sultaun's regular Infantry. 11. Female Brahmins, Carrying Water from the Well. 12. Mausoleum, of a Mahomedan of Rank. 13. A Pandarom. 14. An Artillery Elephant on Duty. 15. Sepoys of the Madras Establishment. 16. A Tank. 17. Barbers. 18. A Moorish Fakir, Decorated for the Hussain Haussain Festival. 19. Ramlingam - Pandaree. 20. A Pagoda, od Indian Place of Worship. 21. Gentoo Women, Employed beating Rice. 22. A Satadeven, Accompanied by his Son. 23. Untitled plate of 20 assorted Musical Instruments. 24. Snake - Men with Serpents dancing to Music. 25. Gateways of Moorish Architecture. 26-27. Untitled Gateways of Moorish Architecture. 28. A Collery, One of the Cast of Thieves. 29. A Naigue of the Bombay Grenadier Battalion. 30. A Juggler. 31. A Musical Beggar, With a new Method of performing on Wind Instruments. 32. Hanuman, King of Apes, an Indian Deity. 33. A Marriage Procession. 34. Amboor Fort. 35. Barbarous Ceremony in honour of Mariatale, Goddess of the Small-pox. 36. [Untitled plate] Barbarous Ceremony. 37. A Cuisinegerra and Soldiers' Cook - boys. 38. Officers and Private of the Gun Lascar Corps, Madras Establishment. 39. Flying Foxes and Banyan Tree. 40. A Lame Beggar and his Family. 41. A Choultry of Moorish Construction. 42. A Peesash. The Effects of the Land Wind. 43. Palankeens, Passing through a Tope of Cocoa-nut, Palmyra, and Arica Tree. 44. Smoking the Hooka. 45. Colossal Idols, Near the Village of Manapar. 46. A Bengal Sepoy and his Family meeting one of the Byraggee Cast. 47. Festival of the Chariot. 48. Mysorean Cavalry, Attacked by British Dragoons. 49. Tippoo's Palace. 50. The Tomb of Hyder Ali and Tippoo Sultaun in the Laul Baug.