Delhi: Asia Press, 1965. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. [xi], 253pp, 4 maps and plans, genealogical table, Notes and References, Bibliography,Index + 234 black and white plates. 4to/30.5cm. Maroon cloth, untitled, in slightly edgeworn and spine sunned dj, heavy plastic protector, in outsize slipcase, internally clean, tight and very good. VG/Fair/Fair..
New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1956. Book. NF. Hardcover. First Edition. 95pp, profusely illustrated in both color and b/w, Foreword by Monroe Wheeler, The Seasons-A Poem, India Fabrics in Indian Life by Pupul Jayakar, Indian Textiles in Historical Perspective by John Irwin, Plates, Selected Bibliography of IndianTextiles by John Irwin. 4to/25cm. Decorated hard cover in protected dj. NF/NF. Monroe Wheeler (1899-1988) was a Director and closely connected with MOMA for more than thirty years. Pupul Jayakar ( -1997) sometimes called the 'eager weaver' of India was responsible for regenerating India's textile industry. She wrote a number of books including biographies of Indira Gandhi and her guru, J. Krishnamurti. John Irwin (1917- ) was Keeper of the Oriental Collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum and a noted textile historian..
London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1959. Book. Fine. Soft cover. 4th Impression (1948). Unpaged [ii page introduction, 30 monochrome illustrations on 28 plates). 12mo/18cm. Illustrated card wrappers, light wear, internally fine. The introduction is signed "J.C.I." which might be John Irwin, one of the Asian curators at the V & A?.
New Delhi: Lala Kalit Akadami, 1956. Book. Good. Soft cover. First Edition. [iii]pp, Introduction, 20 24cm x 35cm reproductions of cave paintings tipped onto captioned gray sheets 34.5 x 46cm. Folio. Wrappers but back panel lacking, front wrapper severely chipped on spine side (about two inches lacking on entire side cutting into left side of titling), foreedge edgeworn and chipped at bottom, title page edgeworn with one chip, Introduction page edgeworn only, the gray cardboard backing sheets for the illustrations are generally very good with occasional corner wear. There is an extra copy of Plate II (Decoration on the ceiling of the vestibule. Cave 1). The famous caves are in the State of Hyderabad on the Deccan plateau near the border of Khandesh. This is a representative selection of Buddhist Art ifrom among the many paintings in the Ajanta caves and was produced on the 2500th anniversary of the Buddha's Parinirvana with the cooperation of the Department of Archaeology of the Government of India and the National Academy of Art (Lala Kalit Akadami)..
London: Paul Hamlyn, 1969. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Cameo series. First Endlish edition (La Miniatura Indiana-1966). 158pp, 73 illustrations in color, list of illustrations. 12mo/19.5cm. Gray cloth gilt, light wear at extremities, internally fine, in protected dj. NF/VG. A nicely illustrated introduction to the subject of Indian miniature painting. Professor Mario Bussagli was a prolific Italian art historian with a special interest in Asian art..
New York: Orion Press, 1960. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Printing. [xiv], 202pp, profusely illustrated with drawings in pencil as well as pen and ink of both prominent and not so prominent Indian and Ceylonese citizens. 4to/28.5cm. Grey cloth gilt, light wear in slightly chipped dj, internally fine. VG/Fair. Visual and word impressions of a selection of representative Indians during the author's 1958 visit. George Biddle (1884-1973) was a prominent American artist and writer who also served in the American government at various times, especially during World War II out of which came his book, Artist at War, which was well received..