By A. L. Basham [Arthur Llewellyn Basham]
London   Sidgwick & Jackson
9.5" by 7" xxi [3], 1-568pp
The first edition of A. L. Basham's beautifully illustrated study of the history of India, in an exceptional full morocco binding.
By A. L. Basham [Arthur Llewellyn Basham]

1954 The Wonder that was India

London   Sidgwick & Jackson
9.5" by 7" xxi [3], 1-568pp
The first edition of A. L. Basham's beautifully illustrated study of the history of India, in an exceptional full morocco binding.
£380.00
: 1.5kgs / : 879F16

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Description

Colour Plates, Fine Binding, First Edition, Illustrated, Leather Binding

The first edition, first impression of this work by historian Arthur Llewellyn Basham, in a full morocco binding.

Illustrated with a colour frontispiece and eighty-nine photographic plates, alongside further vignette illustrations. Collated, complete.

The author presents 'A Survey of the Culture of the Indian Sub-Continent Before the Coming of the Muslims'.

Basham's work was aimed at a western audience, and presented an attempt to correct the negative stereotypes of India created by previous historians such as Thomas Babington Macaulay.

Condition

In a full morocco binding, with gilt detailing to spine. Externally, fine. Front hinge strained, but firmly held. Offsetting from a removed bookplate to the front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages exceptionally clean and bright.

Very Good Indeed

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