Coronation Durbar, 1911
Delhi Coronation Durbar December 1911. London, Calcutta, and Bombay: Army and Navy Co-operative Society, Limited, n.d. . 4 printed maps of the Coronation Durbar, of the Central Camp for the Coronation Durbar, of the City of Delhi and Civil Lines in 1911, and of the British position at the siege of Delhi in 1857, by Major W.B. James and others., in pocket on inside lower cover. Original red sheep, blocked in gilt (extremities rubbed).
[Together with] Two scrapbooks containing cuttings from British and Indian newspapers. anticipating and describing the Coronation Durbar and the subsequent royal tour of India, 1911-1912, 50 and 47 leaves, folio, bound in red sheep (extremities rubbed).
The commemorative programme witnesses the sheer scale and complexity of the Coronation Durbar, not least in the size of the temporary camp, which incorporated, amongst much else, two entire polo fields. The scrapbooks give some impression of to the great success of the Durbar in its effect on the popular imagination in both Britain and India.