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CHUGHTAI, Abdur Rhaman.
Muraqqa-i-Chughtai - Paintings of M.A. Rahman Chughtai, With about Fifty Plates.
Jahangir Book Club, Lahore. [c 1928]. First edition. Introduction by Dr. James H. Cousins. Foreword by Dr. Sir Muhammad Iqbal. Quarto. Unpaginated. Plates illustrative of Ghalib's ghazals in colour and monochrome, all with captioned and decorated tissue guards. Decorative endpapers. First issue binding of leather-textured cloth decorated in gilt. Mughal art, Tagore and Aubrey Beardsley seem to combine here. After the 1947 partition Chughtai became the national artist of Pakistan.Neat ownership inscription on front free endpaper. Many of the plates are foxed on the reverse with the pictorial side unblemished. Head of spine a bit scuffed. Near fine. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB [London, United Kingdom]

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