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Illustrations Of The Rock-Cut Temples Of India: Selected From The Best Examples Of The Different Series Of Caves At Ellora, Ajunta, Cuttack, Salsette, Karli, And Mahavellipore. Drawn On Stone By Mr. T.C. Dibdin, From Sketches Carefully Made On The Spot, With The Assistance Of The Camera-Lucida, In The Years 1838-9, By James Fergusson, Esq.

RA Collection: Book

Record number



London:: John Weale., M.DCCC.XLV.

Physical Description

[3] f., add. t.pl., 18 pl.; 549 mm. (Broadsheet.)

General Note

Plates I and XI each carry two images.


[Add. t.pl., t.p., dedic.] - List Of Plates - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

All plates are captioned as 'From A Sketch By Jas. Fergusson Esqr.' (except t.pl. and pl. XI), and signed as drawn and lithographed by T.C. Dibdin and printed by M. and N. Hanhart.

Each numbered plate carries the publisher's imprint of John Weale - except pl. 6, 8, 15.

The work is dedicated by James Fergusson 'To The President And Fellows Of The Royal Asiatic Society Of Great Britain And Ireland'.

Summary Note

The variant title on the added title-plate reads, 'Illustrations Of The Rock Cut Temples Of India By James Fergusson Esqr. Published By John Weale, 49, High Holborn. M. And N. Hanhart, Lithographic Printers.'

This volume was accompanied by a text volume, 'Illustrations Of The Rock-Cut Temples Of India. Text To Accompany The Folio Volume Of Plates. By James Fergusson, Esq. London: John Weale, No. 59, High Holborn. 1845.'

The plates are tinted lithographs, some of them coloured.

Binding Note

Publisher's dark red quarter morocco, red-brown moiré cloth-covered boards, upper cover block-lettered in gilt 'Illustrations / Of The / Rock Cut Temples / Of / India / By / J. Fergusson Esq.r'; spine direct-lettered in gilt 'Rock / Cut / Temples / Of / India'.


Architecture - Rock-cut architecture - Temples - Rock-cut temples - India - History
Art history - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Lithographs - Great Britain - 19th century


James Fergusson, source artist, draughtsman
John Weale, publisher
Thomas Colman Dibdin, draughtsman, lithographer
Michael Hanhart, lithographic printer
Nicholas Hanhart, lithographic printer
Royal Asiatic Society, dedicatee
M. and N. Hanhart (London), lithographic printer

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