This auction features 50 rare and some out of print books. The collection offers books on topics ranging from Indian painting and fabrics, to fairy tales, myth, history, politics and memoirs. Some are accompanied by spectacular illustrations by leading artists of the early 20th century.

Highlights include a two-volume set of the 1st edition of Mahatma Gandhi's "The Story of My Experiments with Truth:, "The Constitution of India" with illustrations by Nandalal Bose and the printed signatures of the framers of the Constitution; "Chintz", a deluxe two-volume limited edition book featuring the exquisite fabric collection of the Calico Museum, Ahmedabad; "Iqbal', a rare book with colour plates by A R Chugtai, a limited edition three-volume set on Lutyens' architecture with drawings and black and white photo plates, signed books by Everest mountaineer Edmund Hillary, Francis Newton Souza, and a limited edition monograph on Raza signed by the artist and the author.

Sales touched a total of Rs 30,82,538(US $46,705)  Read more..

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