Forrest, Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Ramus (1750-1827) A Picturesque Tour along the Rivers Ganges and Jumna, in India.
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Forrest, Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Ramus (1750-1827) A Picturesque Tour along the Rivers Ganges and Jumna, in India. London: [by L. Harrison for] R. Ackermann, 1824.
First edition, large quarto, illustrated with engraved folding map by Neele; hand-colored aquatint vignettes on title and last pages; and twenty-four hand-colored aquatint plates by T. Sutherland and G. Hunt after Forrest; bound in full red levant, gilt-tooled Cosway-style, by Bayntun (Riviere), featuring a miniature painting set into the front board, with the Taj Mahal in the center of the panel, surrounded by eight smaller paintings of Indian historic sites, the space between the ovals in-filled with minute gilt floral motifs; a.e.g., watered red silk pastedowns and flyleaves; inner gilt dentelles with leather joints; housed in a custom slipcase, 13 x 10 1/2 in.
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