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Unless otherwise stated, all books are first edition

Agra - the Delhi Gate and Fort.

The grandest of the two entrances to the fort which leads to an inner gate - the Elephant Gate or Hathi Pol.

Circa 1870.

Albumen print. Mounted on a contemporary album leaf with titling in contemporary ink. Verso another albumen print circa 1870 titled 'Agra - the Zenana'. 235mm x 190mm. (9.25 x 7.5ins).

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Calcutta - avenue of palm trees, Botanical Gardens.

Founded on the banks of the Hoogly river in 1787 by the East India Company, the Indian Botanic Garden, as it is now known, was, during the nineteenth century, one of the world's largest tropical gardens.

Circa 1870.

Albumen print. Mounted on a contemporary album leaf with titling in contemporary ink. Verso another albumen print circa 1870 titled 'Calcutta - interior of Banian tree at Barrakpore'. 235mm x 190mm. (9.25 x 7.5ins).

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Charburgi (Chauburji) Ruins: Entrance to Begum’s Garden.

The Chau (four) Burji (towers), Lahore, with its brilliant tile work, was originally the entrance to a garden. The gateway bears an inscription that the garden was laid out in 1646 by a lady, a Mughal grandee identified only as ‘Sahib-e-Zebinda, Begum-e-Dauran’. ‘One endowed with elegance, the lady of the age’.

Albumen print. Mounted on an album leaf and titled in a contemporary hand. 205 x 280mm. (8.25 x 11.25ins).

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Flagstaff Tower, Delhi.

In this 150 foot high tower, the residents of the Delhi cantonment, many being women and children, gathered in stifling heat, to make a stand during the ‘Indian Mutiny’ of 1857.

Circa 1870.

Silver print. 270mm x 210mm. (10.6 x 8.25ins).

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Futtehpore Sikri - marble mausoleum of Sheik Selim Chisti.

The Sheik travelled widely in the Muslim world, living as an ascetic in his old age. The Emperor Akbar, founder of Futtehpore Siki, consulted him about his lack of a male offspring.

Circa 1870.

Albumen print. Mounted on a contemporary album leaf with titling in contemporary ink. Verso another albumen print circa 1870 titled 'Futtehpore Sikri - two of the trellised screens in the Sheik Selim Chisti Tomb'. 235mm x 190mm. (9.25 x 7.5ins).

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Futtehpore Sikri - View of the ruins from the top of the Dewan-i-Kass (Khas).

The city was founded by the emperor Akbar in 1571, becoming capital of his empire. In 1585, Akbar and his court moved away from his creation, never to return.

Circa 1870.

Albumen print. Mounted on a contemporary album leaf with titling in contemporary ink. Verso albumen print Circa 1870 titled ' Jeypore - the Jowrie Bazaar from Sanganger Gate'. 235mm x 190mm. (9.25 x 7.5ins).

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