Bombay: Taraporevala's Treasure House of Books, 1960. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's pictorial cloth.
Visually rich and descriptive survey detailing the evolution of Indian craftsmanship from its earliest records, including jewelry and metalwork, arms and armor, furniture, stone and ivory carving, lacquerware, pottery, glass, papier maché, toys, textiles, leatherwork, and much more, along with all manner of methods and techniques. Author Mehta pays particular attention to the unknown craftsmen who have shaped the artistic spirit of India. Illustrated with four color plates and 150 monochrome plates, depicting hundreds examples of handicrafts, specimens of industrial art, and modes of work. Lacking original acetate dust jacket. Fine. Item #1688