21 September 2000
KHOSLA, K.R. (compilor). His Imperial Majesty King George V and the princes of India and the Indian Empire, edited by R.P. Chatterjee. Lahore: printed by Sh. Mohammad Sharif at the Calcutta Art Printing Works for the Imperial Publishing Co., .
Large 4° (317 x 242mm). Title printed in blue and gold. 10 mounted portraits, 8 coloured, 2 tinted, numerous illustrations, many full-page. Original publishers' dark brown straight-grained morocco gilt, elaborately blocked in gilt, gilt turn-ins, red silk endleaves, gilt edges.
A very fine copy of this fascinating work documenting the last decades of the Raj. Originally intended as a tribute to mark the silver jubilee, it became a memorial after the death of George V in 1936. It is divided into three main sections: the first section covers the life and reign of George V, with reports of the most important events in India and Europe. The second section describes the princes of India and their states and the third deals with the government of the Indian Empire and gives biographies of those in positions of power.
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