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Tom Raw, the Griffin: A Burlesque Poem, in - D'OYLY, Sir Charles (1781-1845)] - 1828. [1198077]
R. Ackermann, London 1828 - (9 3/4 x 6 3/8 inches). Half-title. 25 hand coloured aquatint or lithographed plates after D'Oyly. 10pp. publisher's ads in the rear. Modern half red morocco over marbled paper covered boards First edition. Born in India, Sir Charles D'Oyly was educated in England, before returning to India in the service of the East India Company in 1798. By 1808 he was Collector of Dacca, and in 1818 succeeded to baronet. After serving in a series of posts throughout India, culminating in his appointment as Senior Member of the Board of Customs, Salt and Opium, and of the Marine Board in 1833, he returned to England in 1838, and retired in 1839. He is now best known for his work as an amateur artist, lithographer and publisher in India. D'Oyly became a noted student of George Chinnery, who worked in India between 1802 and 1825. Abbey, Travel 450; Tooley 186; Schwerdt I, p. 149; Prideaux pp. 308-9. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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