Books of India and The East, April 27 at Chiswick Auctions

On Wednesday 27th April Chiswick Auctions will be holding a sale of Books of India and The East.  

A substantial private collection of books, pamphlets and ephemera about India, the Indian subcontinent, Japan and Asia. With other sections on travel, Edinburgh, bookbinding, music, biographies and photographs including an interesting late 20th Century archive of India. 

To be sold in the main without reserve, many in large lots. 

Chiwswick.pngLot 1 is of particular interest. Dorn, Frank. A Map and History of Peking. The Peiyang Press Ltd 1936. A highly visual map of Peking with amusing vignettes of the life and sights of Peking. The map shows the principal sites and occupations of the inhabitants, within a border giving pictographic introduction to Chinese history from 1100B.C to 1927. The map is crowded with amusing vignettes of the life and sights of Peking ranging from the Forbidden City and the Old Execution Ground through to Pigeon Thieves, the Eunuchs’ Cemetery, the Dog Temple, the Temple of Eighteen Hells and the Spider Pagoda.  Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000  

Lot 9.  Rangoon Photographic Album c 1896. Estimate: £80 - £120

Lot 123. Coronation durbar Official Directory 1911 with Delhi Durbar Light Railway Season Ticket 1911. Estimate: £120 - £250

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For more information contact: William Rouse, +44(0)20 8992 4442,

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