SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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GRINDLAY, Capt Robert Melville.
Scenery, Costumes and Architecture chiefly on the Western side of India.

London: R. Ackermann [Smith Elder & Co.], 1826 [1830].
Abbey Travel II 442; Archer, p. 7; Colas 1333; Martin Hardie pp. 94, 115, 149, 314; Prideaux p. 121, 248-9, 338, 376; Tooley (1954) no. 239; Bobins I, 251.
London: R. Ackermann [Smith Elder & Co.], 1826 [1830].

2 vols, folio, introduction, engraved titles, 36 hand-coloured aquatint plates, and uncoloured lithograph title page to volume 2. Contemporary straight-grained red morocco, elaborate gilt filleting, blind-stamped borders with gilt cornerpieces. Central panels, entirely covered with interlaced blind stamping, spine-raised bands, gilt-ruled and lettered, narrow inner gilt dentelles, all gilt edges. Colour plates in order: Volume 1. Part I. 1. Vignette title page. 2. Scene in Bombay. 3. Approach of the Monsoon, Bombay Harbour. 3. The shaking Minarets at Ahmedabad. 4. Ancient Temple at Hulwud. 5. The Rajah of Cutch and his Vassals. 6. The Mountains of Aboo, in Guzerat. Part II. 7. Scene in Bombay. 8. Approach to the Bore Ghaut. 9. View in the Bore Ghaut. 10. View from the top of the Bore Ghaut. 11. Dowlutabad, the Ancient Deo Gurh. 12. Great excavated Temple at Ellora. Part III. 13. Preparations for a Suttee; or the Immolation of a Hindoo Widow. 14. Tombs of the Kings at Golconda. 15. Hermitage at Currungalle. 16. Fortress of Bowrie, in Rajpootana. 17. A North-West view of the Fort of Bombay. 18. Morning view from Callain, near Bombay. Volume 2. Part IV. [Uncoloured title page] 19. The Residency of Hyderabad. 20. The Roza at Mehmoodabad, in Guzerat; or Tomb of the Vizier of Sultan Mehmood. 21. Fishing Boats in the Monsoon, northern part of Bombay Harbour. 22. A view of the Bridge near Baroda, in Guzerat. 23. The Town and Pass of Boondi, in Rajpootana. 24. A view near Tonk, in Rajpootana. Part V. 25. Interior of the Cave-Temple of Indra Subba, at Ellora. 26. Scene in Kattiawar, Travellers, and Escort. 27. View on the Island of Ceylon. 28. Aurugabad, from the Ruins of Aurungzebe's Palace. 29. Entrance of the Great Cave-Temple of Elephanta, near Bombay. 30. Interior of the Great Cave-Temple of Elephanta, near Bombay. Part VI. 31. Sassier in the Deccan. 32. The Sacred Town and Temples of Dwarka. 33. Exterior of the Great Cave-Temple of Elephanta, near Bombay. 34. The Great Triad, near Bombay, in the Cave-Temple of Elephanta. 35. View of the City and Fortress of Tonk, in Rajpootana. 36. Portico of a Hindoo Temple, with other Hindoo and Mahometan Buildings.