Burgess, James / Cousens, Henry. The Architectural Antiquities of Northern Gujarat, More Especially of the Districts Included in the Baroda State.

London, Bernard Quaritch et al., 1903.

Colour map and 111 plates and plans, some collotype, one double-page, 4 pp. advertisements at end. Original cloth.

 650,00

First and only edition of this study of mainly Hindu and Jaina architecture in the state of Gujarat on the western coast of India, superbly illustrated with collotypes. Published as volume IX of the Archaeological Survey of Western India.

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.

With light foxing to first few leaves, binding slightly rubbed.

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