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19 Shelton Street
Covent Garden
London
WC2H 9JN
Contact Nigel Talbot
Kate Alderson
Telephone 020 7836 1979
Specialists Antique Prints, Albums, UK & Foreign Views, Historical, Portraits, Mezzotints, Decorative, Sporting, Satire, David Roberts, Dogs, Naval & Marine
Grosvenor Prints
Stand K08

An analysis of Hindi 'rāga' music

Sourino Mohun Tagore

Six Principal Rágas with a Brief View of Hindu Music., Calcutta: Calcutta Central Press Company, 1875. 1875

4to, orginal blue cloth gilt; lithographed title + (i) + 46 + (2) + xiv (appendix); with lithographic frontispiece and six plates mounted on card, each with 8 text leaves. Very scarce, complete.
An analysis of Hindi classical music melodic mode 'rāga' by Tagore (or Saurindramohana Thakura], which are traditionally associated with different times of the day or seasons. Here each rāga is illustrated with a scene, lyrics in Hindi and English, a page of music and a description. The frontispiece depicts the goddess Sarasvati seated on a whote lotus, playing a veena.

Condition
Spine and boards detached, spotting throughout, some pencil annotations.
£1,150