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Illustrations Of The Rock-Cut Temples Of India. Text To Accompany The Folio Volume Of Plates. By James Fergusson, Esq.

James Fergusson

RA Collection: Book

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Variant Title

Architectural Library, No. 59, High Holborn, London. Weale's Catalogue Of Works recently Published
Weale's Catalogue Of Works Recently Published
Catalogue Of Works Recently Published
Supplement to John Weale's catalogue. - 1845.


London:: John Weale, No. 59, High Holborn., 1845.

Physical Description

xv, [i], 63, [1], 63, [1], 16 p., 10 pl. (pl. 3, 4, 8 dble.): illus.; 225 mm. (Octavo.)


[T.p., dedic.] - Preface - Introduction. Description Of The Plates. - On The Rock-Cut Temples Of India. By James Fergusson, Esq. - [Plates] - [Publisher's catalogues].

Responsibility Note

The plates are unsigned. The volume is dedicated by James Fergusson to the President and Fellows of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland.


J. Elwall, 'James Fergusson, 1808-1886: a pioneering architectural historian', in Journal of the Royal Society of Arts, 139 (1990-1), p.393-404.

Summary Note

This text volume concludes with two publisher's advertisements: 'Architectural Library, No. 59, High Holborn, London. Weale's Catalogue Of Works Recently Published On The Various Branches Of Civil And Military Engineering, Architecture, Mechanics, Naval Architecture, And Steam Navigation ... [For 1844]', and 'Supplement To John Weale's Catalogue.-1845.'


The front pastedown carries the 19th-century bookplate of 'Mr. John Cotton'.

Binding Note

19th-century brown watered-cloth-covered boards, upper and lower covers with blind-stamped decoration; spine lettered 'Rock Cut Temples Of India'.


Architecture - Rock-cut architecture - Temples - Rock-cut temples - Cave temples - India - History
Art history - Publishers' advertisements - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century


John Cotton, previous owner
John Weale, publisher
Royal Asiatic Society, dedicatee