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Estimate: $500-$800 ( Rs 32,000-Rs 51,200 )

by Sona Datta
100 pages with hard cover and dustjacket
Publisher: Marg Publications (16 October 2010)
Language: English
Size: 9.75 x 8.75 in

10-page essay by Ajit Kumar Dutta with 5 illustrations in text + 21 plates, some in colour
New Delhi: Lalit Kala Akademi
Card covers with dustjacket
Size: 7 x 5 in

c) JR 15 Coloured plates
New Delhi: Dhoomi Mal Dharam Das
No date [c. 1950]
1-pageIntroduction by Jamini Roy and Bishnu Dey [with their printed signatures] followed by 15 large loose colour plates tipped-in on stiff cards, the whole contained
in a portfolio with dustjacket covered in mylar.
Size: 15 x 11 in

By Bishnu Dey and John Irwin
In complete issue of 'Journal of the Indian Society of Oriental Art' for 1944. The journal was edited by Abanindranath Tagore and Stella Kramrisch.
The essay covers pp. 32 + 15 tipped-in plates on 14 sheets, some in colour
The text has 20 line drawings [1 pasted in text] and 1 colour plate pasted in text.
Printed on handmade paper
Size: 11 x 9 in
The first scholarly interpretation of Jamini Roy which was subsequently issued in book form by the society in the same year.

Property from an Eminent Parsi Collection, UK

This lot is from the collection of an eminent Parsi gentleman based in London. He began collecting books over 25 years ago, when he studied History of Art at Cambridge in the 1980s. His initial focus was on the Bombay Progressives. He is now offering a selection from his library with favourites ranging from Amrita Sher-gil, George Keyt, M F Husain and F N Souza, and a very rare privately printed, limited edition book illustrated by Bhupen Kakhar.

This lot will be sold in "as is" condition.
There may be some minor tears/creases scratches, or holes commensurate with age that may not be visible in the images.

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