SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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FRANCIS, Charles Richard.
Sketches of Native Life in India with Views in Rajpootana, Simlah etc. etc.

London: Meldola, Cahn & Co., Grindlay & Co., sold by A. Hill, Edinburgh, 1848.
One copy appeared in the Travis Sale, Sotheby's, lot 124, May 2004; Bobins 246. Not in the usual bibliographies.
London: Meldola, Cahn & Co., Grindlay & Co., sold by A. Hill, Edinburgh, 1848.

Small folio, 22 hand coloured lithographed plates, presentation copy from the author to 'Mrs Lewis Munro' on title page. Original half leather, gilt ruled over green cloth boards, gilt lettered direct to upper board, all gilt edges. Spine and the boards rubbed. Coloured plates in order: 1. A Hindoo Family on a Pilgrimage to the Holy Lake of Poshkur. 2. Holy Lake and Town of Poshkur. 3. A Bazaar or Market Scene. 4. Ghaut of Landing Place & Temple at the Lake of Poshkur. 5. Dawk Travelling. 6. Snake Charmer. 7. A Moonshee. 8. Two Women grinding at a Mill. Chaff blown away by the Wind & Eagles and Vultures devouring a Carcase. 9. Women drawing water from a Well at Even. 10. Confluence of the Ganges and Jumna at Allahabad. 11. A Camel Battery. 12. Scene near a Hospital. 13. A View from the Fort at Bhurtpore. 14. A Cantonment. 15. Madras. 16. A Native Magistrate / A Pundit / A Maimed Spy / A Cloth Merchant / A Parsee Merchant. 17. Drum Major / Sepoy / Havildar / Havildar Major / Jemadar / Subahdar Major. 18. A Thug / A Native Lady / A Native of Distinction / Runjeet Singh / Emperor of Delhi. 19. Rajah / Two Landholders / A Native Artist / Akbar Khan. 20. Lord Hardinge's Residence at Simlah. 21. A Locust / A Scorpion / A blue Locust / Head & Forceps of a Centipede / A Centipede / A Serpent's Head / The Indian or Bandana Silk-Moth / a Portuguese Man of War. 22. James Town, St. Helena.