Benares The Sacred City.
Blackie and Son Limited 50 Old Bailey E.C.
Sketches of hindu life and religion. with many illustrations.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. xiii + [i] + 226 pp. Bound in original blue cloth, gilt, with gilt block on front board. Top edge gilt. Minor wear to extremities and a little spotting of edges and rear flyleaf; otherwise a very good clean copy. Illustrated by frontispiece and black and white photographic text figures. A study of the history and architecture of the Hindu pilgrimage city of Benares, now Varansi. Ernest Binfield Havell (1861-1936), born in Reading of the Havell family of artists, was a prolific writer on Indian art and architecture. He was an influential arts administrator as Principal of the Government School of Art, Calcutta, 1896-1905 and helped to redefine the course of Indian art education.
[Stock No. 27202]