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 19 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
Scene in Bombay, India, 1826.
Painting by a British artist - Robert Grindlay.

Grindlay (1786-1877) served in the Bombay Native Infantry from 1804-20, rising to Captain. Captain Robert Grindlay's "Scenery, Costumes and Architecture, chiefly on the Western Side of India", issued from 1826 to 1830 ... Read More
 18 Apr 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Bombay University Calendar for the Year 1880-81
Published by Thacker & Co., Bombay - 1880

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Photograph of the Bombay University Convocation Hall, taken by an unknown photographer in th... Read More
 18 Apr 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Handbook of the Bombay Presidency - With an account of Bombay city.
Published by John Murray, London - 1881

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Bombay Harbour, India
1850s to 1870s
Photographer: Francis Frith, born 1822... Read More
 17 Apr 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Glimpses of old Bombay and western India, with other papers
By James Douglas
Published by Sampson Low, Marston & Co., London - 1900

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'The Bazar Gate and Part of the Town of Bombay taken ... Read More
 17 Apr 2014 Rare Photographs
Nurses' Quarters, St George's Hospital, Bombay - 1890

Photograph of the front view of the Nurses' Quarters at St George's Hospital in Bombay from the 'Album of architectural and topographical views, mostly in South Asia' taken by an unknown photographer in the 1890s. St George's Hospital was des... Read More
 17 Apr 2014 Rare Photographs
Byculla Club, Bombay - 1855

A photograph of the Byculla Club, Bombay from the 'Vibart Collection of Views in South India' taken by an unknown photographer about 1855.The Byculla Club opened in 1833, the first of Bombay’s residential clubs serving the British residents of the prosperous and elega... Read More
 17 Apr 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Byculla Club, 1833-1916 - A history
By Samuel T. Sheppard
Published by Bennet, Coleman & Co., Bombay - 1916

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 17 Apr 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Bombay Place-names and Street-names - An excursion into the by-ways of the history of Bombay City
By Samuel T. Sheppard
Published by Times Press, Bombay - 1917

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 31 Mar 2014 Rare Photographs
Panorama of a street scene, Amber
'Views of Eastern Parts of Rajputana, 1885'
By Lala Deen Dayal

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 31 Mar 2014 Rare Photographs
View at Mount Abu - 1870s
By Colin Murray
Albumen print, signed, numbered or captioned in negative

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 30 Mar 2014 Rare Photographs
Komal's Kirti-sthamba, Chittor

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Photographs of architecture and scenery in Gujarat and Rajputana
Photographed by Bourne and Shepherd
With historical and descriptive letterpress by James Burgess
Published by Bourne and Shepherd, Bombay - 1874 Read More
 30 Mar 2014 Rare Photographs
The Indur Mahal, Jaipur

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Photographs of architecture and scenery in Gujarat and Rajputana
Photographed by Bourne and Shepherd
With historical and descriptive letterpress by James Burgess
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 30 Mar 2014 Rare Photographs
Rani Sipri's mosque and tomb, Ahmedabad.

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Photographs of architecture and scenery in Gujarat and Rajputana
Photographed by Bourne and Shepherd
With historical and descriptive letterpress by James Burgess
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 30 Mar 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Photographs of architecture and scenery in Gujarat and Rajputana
Photographed by Bourne and Shepherd
With historical and descriptive letterpress by James Burgess
Published by Bourne and Shepherd, Bombay - 1874

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 29 Mar 2014 Rare Photographs
City view, Jodhpur - 1895

Photograph of Jodhpur in Rajasthan, taken by Lala Deen Dayal in the 1890s, from the Curzon Collection: 'Views of places proposed to be visited by Their Excellencies Lord & Lady Curzon during Autumn Tour 1902'. Lord Curzon served as Viceroy of India between 1899 and 1905... Read More
 11 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
The sacred town and temple of Dwaraka
Captain ROBERT MELVILLE GRINDLAY

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Scenery, Costumes, and Architecture, Chiefly on the Western Side of India, 6 parts in one vol., first edition, hand-coloured engraved general title, 36 hand-coloured aquatint plates after Grindlay, Westall, Stanfi... Read More
 11 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
Aurangabad from the ruins of Aurungzebe's Palace, drawn in 1813

This is plate 28 of Robert Melville Grindlay's 'Scenery, Costumes and Architecture chiefly on the Western Side of India". Grindlay (1786-1877) was in the service of the East India Company and also worked as an artist. During his sta... Read More
 11 Mar 2014 Article/Essay
Article:
Is this the Residency?
By Serish Nanisetti
The Hindu

That age, this day, when the grandeur got a reality check after Hyderabadis attacked the might of British Empire on July 17, 1857. Serish Nanisetti finds out how geography has been changed by history

The river’s tent is broken; the l... Read More
 9 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
A view of Government House and Esplanade Row, Calcutta, from the Maidan - 1830

Watercolour with a black painted border of a view of Government House and Esplanade Row from the Maidan at Calcutta, in West Bengal, by Shaikh Muhammad Amir of Karraya, c.1830. The image is inscribed in ink below, wit... Read More
 25 Feb 2014 Rare Photographs
SERINGAPATAM 1850s-1890s (Enlarged photo)

Salt print, two albumen prints, and a gelatin silver print, the first captioned in pencil on verso, some mounted

Comprising; salt print from waxed paper negative of the town from the flagstaff towards the mosque.

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