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Williamson, Thomas, Captain.

The European in 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 Thomas Williamson ; accompanied with A brief history of ancient and modern India, from the earliest periods of antiquity to the termination of the late Mahratta War, by F.W. Blagdon.

London : Published and sold by Edward Orme, 1813
Physical Description:
[6], 149, [9] p., [20] leaves of plates : ill. ; 28 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DS428 .W55 1813+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
P ublic Domain
Illustrations are colored aquatints.
Brunet, V, col. 1456
Abbey, J.R. Travel, 435
Tooley, R.V. Coloured plates (1979 ed.), 185
Colas, R. Costume, 887
"A brief history of ancient and modern India," by F.W. Blagdon: p. [61]-149.
Includes index.
BAC: British Art Center copy is the Abbey copy. Bound in half calf with marbled boards. Armorial bookplate: Richard Strachey, Askwick Grove. Plates are identical to those in Costume and customs of modern India / by Charles Doyley. London : E. Orme, [ca. 1824] (T 440), differing only in that the frames are washed in grey and pink instead of yellow only.
Subject Terms:
Clothing and dress -- India.
Dove, J. F. -- Printer.
Europeans -- India -- Social life and customs.
Europeans -- Tobacco use -- India.
India -- History.
India -- Social life and customs.
Orme, Edward -- Publisher.
Smoking in art.
Strachey, Richard -- Bookplate.
Tobacco use -- India.
Armorial bookplates (Provenance)
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1813.
D'Oyly, Charles, 1781-1845, ill.
Clark, John Heaviside, ca. 1770-1863, engraver.
Dubourg, Matthew, engraver.
Blagdon, Francis William, 1778-1819. Brief history of ancient and modern India. 1813.

  • An European Gentleman with his Moonshee, or native professor of language
  • A gentleman in his private office, attended by his Duftoree, or native-office-keeper
  • A gentleman, in a public office, attended by the Crannie, or native clerks
  • A gentleman dressing, attended by his head-bearer, and other servants
  • A gentleman attended by 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, exhibiting 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 and his suite, at the Nabob of Oude's breakfast table, viewing an elephant-fight.

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