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Forbes, James, 1749–1819

Oriental memoirs : selected and abridged from a series of familiar letters written during seventeen years residence in India : includung observations on parts of Africa and South America, and a narrative of occurences in four India voyages : illustrated by engravings from original drawings / by James Forbes ; ... in four volumes.

London : Printed for the author by T. Bensley, Bolt Court. Published by White, Cochrane, and Co. Horace's Head, Fleet-Street, 1813 [i.e. 1839]
Physical Description:
4 v. : ill. ; 32 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DS412 .F67 1839+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
One of several copies of the original 1813 edition which the publisher Henry Bohn acquired at auction in 1819 and to which he added 27 plates from Thomas and William Daniell's Oriental Scenery, 1812-1816, and reissued in 1839. Cf. Abbey.
Aquatint engravings by William Jackson Hooker and Thomas and William Daniell. Soft-ground etchings by Thomas Charles Wageman. Lithographs by D. Redman. Line engraving by James Shury, John Greig, Charles Heath, James Storer and William Angus. Portrait of James Forbes engraved by Martin Newland Bate, after Denis Brownell Murphy.
Abbey, J.R. Travel in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 436
BAC: British Art Center copy is the Abbey copy. Bound in smooth calf. Bookplate: C.V.S. Downes, Apsley House, Beds.
Subject Terms:
Bensley, T. -- Printer.
Downes, C.V.S. -- Bookplate.
India -- Description and travel.
Natural history -- India.
Voyages and travels.
White, Cochrane, and Co. -- Publisher.
Aquatints -- 1839.
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1839.
Soft-ground etchings -- 1839.
Soft-ground etchings -- Hand-colored -- 1839.
Lithographs -- Hand-colored -- 1839.
Engravings -- 1839.
Engravings -- Hand-colored -- 1839.
Daniell, Thomas, 1749-1840. Oriental scenery.
Angus, William, 1752-1821, engraver.
Bate, M. N., engraver.
Daniell, Thomas, 1749-1840, engraver.
Daniell, William, 1769-1837, engraver.
Greig, John, active 1803-1853, engraver.
Heath, Charles, 1785-1848, engraver.
Hooker, William Jackson, Sir, 1785-1865, engraver.
Redman, D., lithographer.
Shury, James, engraver.
Storer, James, 1771-1853, engraver.
Wageman, Thomas Charles, approximately 1787-1863, engraver.
Murphy, Denis Brownell, 1755-1842, ill.
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