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'The Royal Visit 1889. Hyderabad Deccan'

Sixty-four albumen prints, 5¾ x 4 to 8½ x 10¾ in. or the reverse, the majority mounted one-per-page, titled and numbered in ink on mounts, the last mount signed and dated Lálá Deen Dayal Secunderabad 15-2-89, front blank inscribed To Her Excellency the Marchioness of Lansdowne From Asman Jah. Calcutta. February 25th 1889, olive green morocco, gilt, gilt title label with photographer's credit on front cover, g.e., oblong lge. 4to.

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Portraits of H.H. the Nizam, H.R.H. the Duke and Duchess of Connaught, H.E. Sir Asman Jah; the arrival of the royal train; the reception group and the royal party with H.H. the Nizam; the royal party observing panther-spearing and deer-hunting; elephant processions; the review of troops at 'Fateh Maiden' and Golconda; a sports display with H.H. the Nizam on horseback tent-pegging; 'Bashir Bagh' Palace including interiors; and the 7th Hussars Mess Drawing Room.

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