On the Muhammadan Architecture of Bharoch, Cambay, Dholka, Champanir, and Mahmudabad in Gujarat.
Folio (265 x 340 mm). (6), II, 47, (1) pp.; 6 pp. (ads). With 77 plates and plans (some collotype, 4 double-page). Original cloth (rebacked preserving original spine).
First and only edition of this superbly illustrated description on the Muslim architecture of the more provincial towns of the state of Gujarat on the western coast of India. "Among the many varieties in the style of the Muhammadan architecture prevailing in different provinces of India, that which arose in Gujarât in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries is one of the most instructive and deserving of study, as it is also the most beautiful" (preface).
The Scottish archaeologist James Burgess (1832-1916), founder of "The Indian Antiquary", did educational work in Calcutta, 1856 and Bombay, 1861, and was Secretary of the Bombay Geographical Society 1868-73. He was Head of the Archaeological Survey, Western India, 1873, and of South India, 1881. From 1886 to 1889 he was Director General of the Archaeological Survey of India.
Binding rubbed; original spine rebacked. Modern endpapers. Still a fine copy.