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Shelfmark 10057v8
Held By BL
Country England
Period 19c
Cover Material Cloth, moire rib, vertical grain
Decorative Technique Blocked in gold; Blocked in blind
Style Publishers binding; Pictorial
Edges Gilt
Author Atkinson, George Francklin
Title "Curry and rice", on forty plates; or, the ingredients of social life at "Our Station" in India. Published by Day & Son, Lithographers to the Queen, Gate Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields.
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [1859]
Notes Designed by Matthew Digby Wyatt. : Yellow endpapers and pastedowns. The upper endpaper and the title page have the bookseller's name stamped in blue ink: "/ A.J. Combridge & Co./ New and old booksellers./ Bombay./" Both covers blocked identically in blind on the borders. The bordrs show a repeating stem and flower pattern. On the upper cover, a rectangular block, in gold, occupies the centre. It shows a portico with a plinth, border decorations and columns - all in the Indian idiom. On the centre of this design, the verandah of an Indian colonial house is depicted, with three figures. The title: "/ Curry & rice/" are blocked in relief at the head within a rectangular cartouche gold lettering-piece. Signed: "/ M. Digby Wyatt Invt et Delt/" in gold at the base of the design. The spine is blocked in gold. The title: "/ Curry and rice/ Atkinson/" are blocked in gold along the spine, inside rectangles formed by gold fillets, also with gold borders. At the base: "Day and Son" is blocked in gold. Text copyright Edmund M B King.
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