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
DescriptionAll 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.
CommentsDocuments 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.