Indian Mutiny interest. A study of Delhi published in 1902

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Fanshawe, H. C., C.S.I. [late B.C.S. Commissioner for Delhi]: Delhi Past and Present. John Murray [London] 1902 1st Edition 8vo.

50 plates from photographs [including the photogravure frontispiece], 10 maps & plans [some folding], 2 maps on one folded sheet in rear pocket together with Leaflet of Special Information regarding the Coronation Darbar at Delhi, Christmas,1902, and New Year, 1903  xvii, 357pp, 6pp Murray’s List. All illustrations are as listed in the correct positions and there is an additional, unlisted, partly coloured folding map of Delhi and Environs [circa 1902 by Bartholomew for John Murray] at p 16. Original decorative cloth gilt, the spine gilt blocked with a peacock, top edges gilt, very good clean condition, a very clean binding, spine cloth a little dull, internally sound with just a occasional spotting to a some pages facing plates amd some of the plates appear to have worked loose and been tipped back with glue. This copy retains the original 12pp booklet in the rear pocket which includes a map showing the principal camps and is often lacking. A large part of this book, pp 75 -221 deals with the Indian Mutiny including a casualty list [one of the maps in the rear pocket is of Delhi in 1857] although there are sections on both earlier and later Delhi. Not an easy work to find these days. Fanshawe had been working on this book for over fifteen years and it is possible that Murray pushed him into publication because of the topicality of the subject at the time of the Durbar. A couple of the copies we have had previously had been bought by guests travelling out to India in 1902.    oct25/1

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