The Lights of Canopus - Anvar i Suhaili 1920 J V S Wilkinson ~Mughal Empire art ~ Hindu fables ~ Islamic paintings ~ Fables of Bidpai


Title: The Lights of Canopus - Anvar i Suhaili

Author: Described by J. V. S. Wilkinson / [Preface by Laurence Binyon]

Description: Boards in beige cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover. Top edge gilt. Interior is unmarked and generally clean. x, 53, plus 36 tipped-in color plates and their preceding title pages. Dust jacket price clipped; faint spotting on spine; in an archival mylar sleeve. 25 x 15 cm. [Publication date not stated; issued in 1929].

Thirty-six color facsimiles (size as in the original) of the paintings comprised in a unique manuscript of Indian fables of the greatest period of Mughal art (British Museum manuscript number ''Additional 18579''). Many of the paintings bear the names of famous masters, both Hindu and Islamic, of the courts of the Emperors Akbar and Jahangir. Preface by the British Museum writer, Laurence Binyon, and a 48-page essay by the specialist in Persian manuscripts and miniature paintings at the British Museum, J. V. S. Wilkinson.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket: Near Fine

Publisher: The Studio Limited
Place: London
Year: 1929

Keywords: Mughal Empire, Mughal, art, India, Islamic painting, Hindu painting, Hindu fables, facsimiles, Fables of Bidpai,

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