Ten printed documents, dated variously between 1892 and 93, so-called "Opium Pemits" which allowed for the movement of opium in central India between Gwalior to Ujjan in the late 19th century. The printed text is in a mixture of Urdu and Hindi and the holograph is in Devanagari, which was used for writing Hindi. OPIUM TRADE.

Ten printed documents, dated variously between 1892 and 93, so-called "Opium Pemits" which allowed for the movement of opium in central India between Gwalior to Ujjan in the late 19th century. The printed text is in a mixture of Urdu and Hindi and the holograph is in Devanagari, which was used for writing Hindi.

Publisher: Gwalior, India, 1892-93.
Condition: Paper browning, but generally sound; chips and tears at the edges and folds; in very good condition.
Book ID: 28464

Description

All approximately 34.5 x 49.5, printed on the recto only in ten columns. Each column serves a different purpose: serial number; date; name of the trader; number of bags; destination; number of wooden crates; weight; taxes; signature of the recipient; and instructions for the tax collector.

Comments

Documents permitting and taxing the movement of opium by the Government of Gwalior. The name of the trader on one of the documents has been identified as "Bhakim Chand Pijara." These documents were sold in a single lot at Superior Galleries, Los Angeles, January, 16, 2001, Session Two, lot 847. The translation was done by an academic in New Delhi, India, for a librarian at Stanford University on behalf of the previous owner, a private collector.

Price: $475.00

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