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Original Sketches in the Punjaub by a Lady

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Original Sketches in the Punjaub. London : Dickinson Bros; Publishers to her Majesty. 1854.

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(1854) Original Sketches in the Punjaub. London : Dickinson Bros; Publishers to her Majesty.

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Original Sketches in the Punjaub. London : Dickinson Bros; Publishers to her Majesty. 1854.

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A scarce work, "possibly privately published." The drawings were selected from an album produced by the wife of a British army officer serving in the Punjab. The artist remains unknown, although through the preface one can understand their intention:

"No attempt has been made to draw pictures as they ought to be; the desire has been to convey to an English eye some notion of the bright, vivid colouring of Indian scenes - the strange, and often uncouth attitudes of the natives, - and their costume, as far as the scale of these sketches will admit of exactness. Nothing is more untrue than the heavy, brassy sky, the usual accompaniment of an Indian sketch. The great heat, on the contrary, takes away colour from the atmosphere, and leaves it almost white, leaving the houses, and gay clothing of the natives, all the brighter for the contrast." (Abbey)

Oblong folio (27 x 35 x 1.5cm) Publisher's red cloth, gilt lettered "Sketches in the Punjaub" on the spine and the front board. Title preface, double column, 1 leaf, verso with text to plate 1, one leaf of text to each subsequent plate, rectos blank. 20 color lithographed plates.

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Abbey Travel 483, Bobins 266.

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Publisher: London : Dickinson Bros; Publishers to her Majesty

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Date Added: 2019-08-04

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