SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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CLIVE, Robert.
Sketches between the Persian Gulf and the Black Sea.

[London:] Dickenson Bros, 1852.
Not in Abbey, OCLC cites three copies; (University of Michigan; Trinity University; V & A Museum); Bobins 1086.
24 + 1
[London:] Dickenson Bros, 1852.

Folio, 24 hand-coloured plates (1 folding) in contemporary half red morocco, incorporating original red cloth boards, with gilt letters direct to spine and to upper board. This was the work of Lord Clive of Plassey (Clive of India). Clive was noted for his collection of Mughal art. The plates for this work were collected by Clive, although he had no hand in making the sketches himself. Coloured plates in order: Title page. 1. Sculptures at Nimroud - Lions. 2. Moosul. 3. Hit on the Euphrates. 4. Distant view of Mount Ararat. 5. Arab Encampment, near the Birs Nimrod. 6. Sheikh Adi, Country of the Yezidees. 7. Baghdad. 8. Roman Ruin in the Desert on the way to Palmyra. 9. Sculptures in the Mount at Nimroud. 10. A night with the Nestorian Patriarch in the Village of Be-a-latha. 11. Ruined Fortress of Hoschab, Kurdistan. 12. Hussein Sheikh of the Alouins. 13. Sketches of Camels Heads. 14. Damascus. 15. Lake Van & Town of Ardische. 16. Tauk Kesra Ctesiphon. 17. Fortress & Town of Van. 18. Leezan, Country of the Tiyari. 19. Amadia. 20. Julamerk, Country of the Hekkari. 21. Interior of the Chief's House at the Kurdish Village of Espindar. 22. Temple of the Sun and Colonnade, Palmyra (folding). 23. Erzroum. 24. Ssipan Dagh. 25. Meschid Hoossein, Kerbela.