a) GEORGE KEYT - A CENTENNIAL ANTHOLOGY
Colombo: George Keyt Foundation, April 2001
Pp xiv, 184
Size: 12 x 11.5 in
Writings on and by Keyt, Portfolio of paintings [pp. 57-110], memorabilia, bio-biliography [1923-1988], murals, essay byhisdaughter Diana Keyt, obituaries etc.
The book is bound in Bangladeshi jute with Keyt's signatures blown up and printed on cover in black and with a fine dustjacket.
Has a very large number of Keyt's paintings and photographs
Condition: VeryGood. Presentation inscription on title-page by chairman of the George Keyt Foundation and his wife.
b) GEORGE KEYT INTERPRETATIONS
By Sunil Goonasekera
Kandy, Sri Lanka: Institute of Fundamental Studies, 1991
LIMITED EDITION of 1000copies
pp. 160 with numerous colour and b&w plates
Size: 11 x 9 in
Green cloth binding with fine dustjacket
Condition: Very Good
A 90th birthday tribute to Keyt covering his career up to 1970s
c) GEORGE KEYT DRAWINGS
Edited,with an Introduction and a Descriptive Catalogue, by H. A. I. Goonetileke
Colombo: George Keyt Foundation, 1990
LIMITED EDITION of 1000 copies
pp. 91 with 236 illustrations
Size: 12 x 8.5 in
Bound in white handwoven cloth with a Keytsketch printed in maroon on cover and with a fine dustjacket
Condition: Very Good
Unnumbered copy of a limited edition of 1000
d) SHRI JAYADEVA'S GITA GOVINDA - THE LOVES OF KRSHNA & RADHA
Rendered from the Sanskrit and illustrated byGEORGE KEYT
1965 [Third Impression]
pp. 105 with colour tipped-in plate as frontispiece and 11 full-page line drawings in red
Fine hardback with fine dustjacket
Size: 10.5 x 7.5 in
Condition: front cover present but detached from the book
e) GEORGE KEYT PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS FROM CEYLON
Exhibition pamphlet of the artist's exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 6th January - 6th February 1954.
With an introduction byW. G. Archer
Good condition, paper card
Size: 5 x 6.5 in
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.
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