SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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[INDIA]
The Mughal Court. Indian Watercolours

Published
n.d. n.p.
Plates
11
Binding/Size
S=8vo
Value
0-5000
Published
n.d. n.p.
Ref
320

4to. (6.5"x 10"). 38 printed leaves of text with 10 full page watercolour paintings all heightened in gold of Mugal Court Life; text browned amd fragile with age; nicks to margins with some crude repairs and one corner of printed text missing. Full modern limp leather boards; Persian herbal medicine dictionary. Coloured plates in order: 1. Emperor with members of his Harem. 2. Members of the Harem, with Emperor in a pool. 3. Empereor with one of his court 'favourites'. Other females members of his harem in attendance. 4. As above. 5. Ladies of the Harem dancing and performing before the Emperor. 6. As above. 7. The Emperor and and members of his Harem exchange drinking vessels. 8. Members of the Harem play on a pool beside the Emperor. 9. The Emperor and members of his Harem sit out under the stars. 10. As above. 11. A decorative, coloured header at the beginning of the book.