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Creator:
Williamson, Thomas, Captain.
Title:
The costume and customs of modern India : from a collection of drawings by Charles Doyley, Esq. : engraved by J.H. Clark and C. Dubourg / with a preface and copious descriptions, by Captain Thomas Williamson.
Published/Created:
London : Published and sold by Edward Orme, Bond-Street, corner of Brook-Street, Printseller and Publisher to His Majesty, [1813]
Physical Description:
xxiii, [76] p., [20] leaves of plates : ill. ; 37 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DS421 .W6 1813+ Copy 1 Oversize
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
DS421 .W6 1813+ Copy 2 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Plates signed: London, published & sold by Edwd. Orme, March 1st, 1813.
"W. Lewis, printer, Finch-Lane, London."--Title page verso.
Abbey, J. R. Travel, 440
Tooley, R.V. Coloured plates (1979 ed.), 184
Colas, R. Costume, 888
Lipperheidesche Kostümbibliothek (2. Aufl.), 1486
BAC: British Art Center has two copies. Copy 1 is the Abbey copy. Bound in half green morocco. Leaves of text are watermarked 1822/1823. Plates are watermarked 1839. The plates are identical with those in The European in India : from a collection of drawing by Charles Doyley (London : E. Orme, 1813) except that titles have been added and the frames are washed in yellow only, instead of grey and pink. The text has been reset but follows the earlier edition closely. Copy 2 is a large paper copy. Bound in blind- and gold-tooled green morocco. Paper watermarked 1823.
Contents:
A European gentleman with his Moonshee, or native professor of languages -- A gentleman in his private office, attended by his Duftoree, or native office keeper -- A gentleman in a public office, attended by his crannies, or native clerks -- A gentleman dressing, attended by his head bearer, and other servants -- A gentleman attended by his Hajaum, or native barber -- A gentleman delivering a letter to a Soontah Burdar, or Silver Baton bearer -- A gentleman's Kedmutgars, or table servants, bringing in dinner -- An English family at table, under a Punkah, or fan, kept in motion by a Khelassy -- A gentleman with his Sircar, or money servant -- A gentleman with his Hookah Burdar, or pipe bearer -- A Saumpareeah, or snake catcher, exhibiting snakes before Europeans -- Marquis Wellesley's dandy, or boatman, in his livery -- An European lady giving instructions to her Durzee, or native tailor -- A dancing woman of Bengal, exhibiting before an European family -- A dancing woman, of Lueknow, exhibiting before an European family -- An European lady attended by a servant, using a hand punkah, or fan -- An European lady and her family, attended by an Ayah, or nurse -- Kaut Pootlies, or puppets, exhibited by native jugglers, for the amusement of European children -- A native gentleman, smoking a Goorgoory, or hookah, in his private apartments, attended by his dancing girls -- Marquis Wellesley & his suite, at the Nabob of Oude's breakfast table, viewing an elephant fight.
Subject Terms:
Clothing and dress -- India.
Ethnic costume -- India.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- India.
India -- Social life and customs.
Lewis, W. -- Printer.
Orme, Edward -- Publisher.
Form/Genre:
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1813.
Contributors:
D'Oyly, Charles, 1781-1845, ill.
Clark, John Heaviside, ca. 1770-1863, engraver.
Dubourg, Matthew, engraver.
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