[INDIA] Small group of printed ephemera relating to curio and arts and crafts traders in Jaipur, Rajasthan, 1890s.
I. NUR BAKSH, KHUDA BAKSH KA, Dealer in Arms, old and new ; Koftgari in gold and silver ; Enamel ; Silver and Brass, old and new ; Pottery ; and miscellaneous other things, CLOSE TO THE SCHOOL OF ART, JEYPORE. Business card, 102 x 64 mm, letterpress on thick paper; fine.
II. NOTICE. SCHOOL OF ART, JEYPORE. Visitors to the Museum are particularly recommended to go to the School of Art in Ajmere Gate Bazar, within the city, where they will be able to see all the Industrial Arts of Jeypore practised, and also be able to make purchases at reasonable and fixed prices. The Principal of the School will have copies made of any article in the Museum, which visitors may especially desire to possess … Honorary Secretary, Museum Committee, Jeypore. Broadside, 252 x 165 mm, letterpress on thin paper; original fold lines, fine.
II. MESSRS. S. ZOROASTER & CO. / JEYPUR “RAJPUTANA.” / MOTISINGH BHUMIYA RASTA. / SANGANIR GATE. Brochure, 280 x 197 mm, bifolium, letterpress, front with calligraphic font in bold and Queen Victoria’s Royal coat-of-arms, inner  pages with detailed description of Zoroaster & Co.’s ‘large show of Indian curiosities’, itemised under now fewer than 26 categories, from metalwork and paintings to ivory and mosaics, and from arms and musical instruments to costumes and manuscripts; last page blank; original fold lines, some loss to top margin of second leaf, otherwise very good.
These three ephemeral printings relating to the Rajasthan tourist trade were collected by a foreign visitor to Jaipur at the end of the 19th century. The collector bound them together for posterity with a piece of purple wool at the top left corners, and they have remained together ever since.