5 October 1999
J. W. D. JOHNSTONE (Author)
Gwalior 1905, London: John and Edward Bumpus Ltd., n.d.
Numbered 6 from a deluxe edition of 12 copies, with forty-one photogravures after photographs and eleven colour plates after paintings by E. B. Stanley Montefiore, signed and inscribed on paper laid down inside front cover With affectionate regards from M. Scindia Gwalior 1905, recased in fine full green morocco, elaborately tooled in gilt with crests of the Maharaja Scindia and The Prince of Wales, the front cover with inset oval centre-piece hand-painted Indian portrait miniature of the Maharaja, the back cover with centred crest of the Prince of Wales in gilt, titled in gilt on spine, g.e., 4to.
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Presentation copy of a lavishly produced record of the week of the Prince and Princess of Wales's official visit to Gwalior, signed and inscribed by the Maharaja Scindia, who commissioned the work.
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