India

Painted by Mortimer Menpes, Text by Flora Annie Steel

STEEL, Flora Annie

STEEL, Flora Annie India Painted by Mortimer Menpes, Text by Flora Annie Steel

A & C Black, 1912.

Second edition. 8vo. Red pictorial cloth, lettered in gilt, with gilt peacock vignettes and a design in green and orange. Top edge gilt. Seventy five colour illustrations, under captioned tissue guards, by Mortimer Menpes. All plates bright and crisp, one plate bound at page 202 rather than 204. A lovely copy, slightest spine fade.

An Edwardian travel guide and cultural commentary by a highly regarded writer on India. Mortimer Menpes had produced a series of beautiful watercolours during his travels in India and Steel, already a noted authority on India was approached to provide text to accompany the drawings. The fee demanded by Steel was higher than Black's budget allowed so in order for the project to proceed Menpes agreed to contribute to the cost. Three thousand copies of the book were published and offered for sale at a price of 20/-. Contents include: Gates of Pearl, Rajputs, Mughuls, Hinduism, Buddhism, Art & Crafts and Women in India.

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