RARE BOOKS (13-14 FEBRUARY 2019)

This carefully curated auction features several categories of rare books, including out-of-print and reference books on diverse scholarly subjects, at attractive prices. Among the top lots are an immaculate copy of The Constitution of India in its original delivery case (lot 103), two vintage books about Mahatma Gandhi (lot 77) and three bound collections of the Tata Review from the library of Mr. J J Bhabha (lot 130).

The auction includes works by experts and academics such as Mulk Raj Anand, Karl Khandalavala, George Michell, Ananda Coomaraswamy, Stella Kramrisch, and C Sivaramamurti to name a few. The selection covers a variety of specialisations including architecture, Indian temples, textiles, arms and armour, photography, miniature art, design, love and erotica, and the visual and performing arts. Among other highlights are volumes of historical interest, such as publications by The Archaeological Survey of India, The Gazetteer of Bombay City and Island, and vintage government publications.

Sales touched a total of Rs 16,96,588(US $24,588)  Read more..

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