PENNY, F.E. (text). Lady LAWLEY (illust.). Southern India. London, Adam & Charles Black, 1914.
8vo. Original orange cloth, highly decorated in black ink and lettered in gilt on the spine; 50 colour-plate illustrations, captioned on the tissue guard, 1 pull-out sketch map, near-fine, engraved armorial bookplate of the merchant banker Henry Augustus Brandt.
Later printing of a beautiful book covering the topography of Southern India as well as giving information on local customs and religion.
‘A & C Black’s Twenty Shilling series of colour plate books, published from 1901 onwards, brought the world into the home at a time when travel, especially overseas, was much more difficult than it is today. For the first time books containing large numbers of colour plates – up to 100 per volume – were made available to the public at an affordable price.’ (Inman)
See Inman 40.