1957 The Loves of Krishna, In Indian Painting and Poetry
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First Edition, Illustrated, Original Binding, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper
The first edition. In the publisher's original full cloth binding with the original unclipped dust wrapper. With a colour frontispiece and thirty-nine full page monochrome plates, paired alongside commentary which reveals a wealth of subtle and poetic detail. Collated complete. In this work, W. G. Archer, a British art historian and former Keeper of the Indian Section at the Victoria and Albert Museum, relates in vivid terms the full Krishna story, as told through Indian art and poetry. The half title page is present.
In the original full cloth binding. Externally, excellent with little shelf wear. Very light marks to the boards. Light spotting to the paste-downs and free endpapers. The original, unclipped dust wrapper is in very smart condition. Some shelf wear and chipping to the edges. Scattered spots to the rear panel and fly leafs. Sunning to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages very bright and clean with some scattered spots. Spotting to the fore-edge.
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