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Auction Description for Dominic Winter:
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668 lots

December 9, 1999

Mallard House

Broadway Lane

South Cerney, GL7 5UQ United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1285 860006

Fax: +44 (0)1285 862461

Email: info@dominicwinter.co.uk

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Lot 1: The People of India. A Series of Photographic Illustrations, with Descriptive Letterpress of the Races and Tribes of Hindustan, originally prepared under the authority of the Government of India, and reproduced by order of the Secretary of State for

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Description: The People of India. A Series of Photographic Illustrations, with Descriptive Letterpress of the Races and Tribes of Hindustan, originally prepared under the authority of the Government of India, and reproduced by order of the Secretary of State for India in Council, edited J. Forbes Watson & John William Kaye, vol. 1, India Museum, London, 1868, fifty-six mounted albumen portraits comprising people from Bhaugulpore Hills (3), Behar (9), Shahbad (1), Palamow (1) Chota Nagpore (12), Assam (9), Cachar (5), Munipoor (1), Bhotan (3), Sikkim (80), Tibet (4), title repaired, some light water stains, orig. dec. cloth, worn, 4to Each volume in this series contains many good quality albumen portraits, some full length, others showing groups rather than individuals, mainly one-to-a-page and accompanied by a page or more of text. The photographs were mainly taken by amateurs and some are identified in volume 1 as J.C.A. Dannenberg, Lt. R.H. De Montmorency, Rev. E. Godfrey, Lt. W.W. Hooper, Capt. H.C. McDonald, J. Mulheran, Capt. Oakes, Rev. G. Richter, Shepherd & Robertson, Dr. B. Simpson, Capt. H.C.B. Tanner, Lt. J. Waterhouse. Lord Canning, first Viceroy of India, championed the use of photography to document the people and culture of India and this series is recognised as the first major ethnographic work to use photographs: two hundred sets were produced, of which half were for official use. Gernsheim 451. The volumes were originally sold separately as they are being sold here. 1)

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Lot 2: The People of India, vol. 2, 1868, sixty mounted albumen portraits, comprising people from Darjeeling (2), Nipal (20), Oude (15), Benares 7, including the Maharaja), Mirzapore (2), Behar (1), Allahabad (8), Moradabad (5), many pages loose and a few

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Description: The People of India, vol. 2, 1868, sixty mounted albumen portraits, comprising people from Darjeeling (2), Nipal (20), Oude (15), Benares 7, including the Maharaja), Mirzapore (2), Behar (1), Allahabad (8), Moradabad (5), many pages loose and a few slightly frayed at edges, some light damp stains, orig. dec. cloth, worn, 4to (1)

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Lot 3: The People of India, vol. 3, 1868, sixty-three mounted albumen portraits, comprising people from Shahjahanpore (7), Barcilly (7), Allyghur (22), Meerut (10), Shaharunpore (12), Deera Doon (5), some spotting and old water stains (slightly affecting

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Description: The People of India, vol. 3, 1868, sixty-three mounted albumen portraits, comprising people from Shahjahanpore (7), Barcilly (7), Allyghur (22), Meerut (10), Shaharunpore (12), Deera Doon (5), some spotting and old water stains (slightly affecting the edge of three images), orig. dec. cloth, worn, 4to (1)

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Lot 4: The People of India, vol. 4, 1869, fifty-two mounted albumen portraits comprising people from Kumaon (3), Hissar (5), Delhi (24, including a group portrait of the Royal family), Simla (9), Trans-Sutlej States (6), Ferozepore (1), Lahore (4), some

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Description: The People of India, vol. 4, 1869, fifty-two mounted albumen portraits comprising people from Kumaon (3), Hissar (5), Delhi (24, including a group portrait of the Royal family), Simla (9), Trans-Sutlej States (6), Ferozepore (1), Lahore (4), some faded, some spotting, mainly to margins, orig. gilt dec. cloth., worn, 4to (1)

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Lot 5: The People of India, vol. 5, 1872, fifty mounted albumen portraits comprising people from Lahore (14), Hazara (8), Kohat (17), Kabool (2 , Kandahar (1), Mooltan (11), some faded, minor spotting to margins, orig. dec. cloth, worn, 4to (1)

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Description: The People of India, vol. 5, 1872, fifty mounted albumen portraits comprising people from Lahore (14), Hazara (8), Kohat (17), Kabool (2 , Kandahar (1), Mooltan (11), some faded, minor spotting to margins, orig. dec. cloth, worn, 4to (1)

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